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Viewing ServiceNow Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

How to view ServiceNow data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for ServiceNow.

Embarcadero RAD Studio provides a development environment for Delphi and C++Builder applications. With the CData FireDAC Components for ServiceNow, you gain access to live ServiceNow data within RAD Studio, abstracting the data into tables, views, and stored procedures that can be used to both retrieve ServiceNow data. This article will walk through connecting to ServiceNow using the Data Explorer.

Connecting to ServiceNow Data Using Data Explorer

You can create a simple application for displaying ServiceNow data by utilizing the CData FireDAC Components for ServiceNow and a new VCL Forms Application:

  1. Open the Data Explorer in RAD Studio and expand FireDAC.
  2. Right-click on CData ServiceNow Data Source and click Add New Connection.

  3. Name the connection.
  4. Fill in the necessary connection parameters and click OK.

    ServiceNow uses the OAuth 2.0 authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to register an OAuth app with ServiceNow to obtain the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret connection properties. In addition to the OAuth values, you will need to specify the Instance, Username, and Password connection properties.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide on connecting to ServiceNow.

  5. Back in the Data Explorer, expand the views for the connection.
  6. Create a new VCL Forms application and drag a view (for example: incident) onto the form.

  7. Select the incidentView object on the form and set the Active property to true.
  8. Right-click on the object, bind visually, and link everything (*) to a new control (TStringGrid).

  9. Arrange the TStringGrid on the form and run the application to see the incident data.

 
 
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