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Viewing Highrise Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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

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

Connecting to Highrise Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    Highrise uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate to Highrise, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with Highrise. You will also need to set the AccountId to connect to data.

    See the "Getting Started" section in the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

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

  7. Select the DealsTable 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 Deals data.