Connect to Dynamics AX Data in DBeaver

Manage Dynamics AX data with visual tools in DBeaver like the query browser.

The CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics AX implements JDBC standards that enable third-party tools to interoperate, from wizards in IDEs to business intelligence tools. This article shows how to connect to Dynamics AX data with wizards in DBeaver and browse data in the DBeaver GUI.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Dynamics AX Data

Follow the steps below to load the driver JAR in DBeaver.

  1. Open the DBeaver application and, in the Databases menu, select the Driver Manager option. Click New to open the Create New Driver form.
  2. In the Driver Name box, enter a user-friendly name for the driver.
  3. To add the .jar, click Add File.
  4. In the create new driver dialog that appears, select the cdata.jdbc.dynamicsax.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Click the Find Class button and select the DynamicsAXDriver class from the results. This will automatically fill the Class Name field at the top of the form. The class name for the driver is cdata.jdbc.dynamicsax.DynamicsAXDriver.
  6. Add jdbc:dynamicsax: in the URL Template field.

Create a Connection to Dynamics AX Data

Follow the steps below to add credentials and other required connection properties.

  1. In the Databases menu, click New Connection.
  2. In the Create new connection wizard that results, select the driver.
  3. On the next page of the wizard, click the driver properties tab.
  4. Enter values for authentication credentials and other properties required to connect to Dynamics AX.

    To connect to DynamicsAX, specify User, Domain, and ObjectServer. You can also surface tables for a specific Company; when this property is blank, the default company is used.

    Alternatively, you can use the .NET Business Connector to connect on behalf of DynamicsAX users. You can obtain the ProxyUser and ProxyDomain properties on the System service accounts form: Click System Administration -> Setup -> System -> System Service Accounts. Additionally, set ProxyPassword.

    By default, only transaction data and base information from the TRANSACTION and MAIN table groups is returned. You can specify which groups to return with TableGroups.

    Set Language to use the same language you use in your DynamicsAX labels.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:dynamicsax:User=MyUser;Domain=MyDomain;objectserver=MicrosoftDynamicsAX@WIN-1IP52JPQVJS:2712;

Query Dynamics AX Data

You can now query information from the tables exposed by the connection: Right-click a Table and then click Edit Table. The data is available on the Data tab.

 
 
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