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Connect to Dynamics NAV Data in CloverETL

Transfer Dynamics NAV data using the visual workflow in the CloverETL data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics NAV enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverETL to execute create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) commands to Dynamics NAV data. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Dynamics NAV to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to Dynamics NAV as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to Dynamics NAV data. In a new CloverETL graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.dynamicsnav.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL. A typical JDBC URL is below: jdbc:dynamicsnav:http://myserver:7048;User=myserver\Administrator;Password=admin;ServerInstance=DYNAMICSNAV71;

    Before you can connect, OData Services will need to be enabled on the server. Once OData Services are enabled, you will be able to query any Services that are published on the server.

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid Dynamics NAV user credentials. In addition, you will need to specify a URL to a valid Dynamics NAV server organization root and a ServerInstance. If there is not a Service Default Company for the server, you will need to set the Company as well.

Query Dynamics NAV Data with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the Dynamics NAV JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT * FROM Customer

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the Customer table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.
 
 
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