Integrate Live Lohaco Data into Custom Business Apps Built in Power Apps



CData Connect

Use CData Connect Cloud to create a virtual SQL Server Database for Lohaco data and integrate live Lohaco data into apps built in Microsoft Power Apps.

Power Apps is a service for building and using custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web and mobile — without the time and expense of custom software development. When paired with CData Connect Cloud, you get instant, cloud-to-cloud access to Lohaco data from the apps you build using Power Apps. This article shows how to connect Connect Cloud from Power Apps and build an app based on live Lohaco data.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure SQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Lohaco, allowing you to easily integrate with live Lohaco data in Power Apps — without replicating the data. CData Connect Cloud looks exactly like a SQL Server database to Power Apps and uses optimized data processing out of the box to push all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Lohaco, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Lohaco data.

Create a Virtual SQL Database for Lohaco Data

CData Connect Cloud uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect Cloud and click Databases.
  2. Select "Lohaco" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Lohaco.

    Lohaco に接続する場合は、 SellerId、SSLClientCert、およびSSLClientCertType が必要です。

    Lohaco へのアクセスの設定

    SellerId、SSLClientCert、およびSSLClientCertType を取得するには、以下の手順に従ってください。

    • 「API 認証について」を参照して公開鍵と秘密鍵を生成します。
    • Lohaco ストアクリエイターにログインして、[設定]メニューの[証明書設定]に移動します。
    • [証明書を登録]をクリックして[公開鍵]、[許可IPアドレス]、[有効期限]を入力します。

    Lohaco アカウントの認証


    • SellerId:接続先のLohaco Store ID を設定。
    • SSLClientCert:プライベートキーのファイルパスを設定。
    • SSLClientCertType:値"PEMKEY_FILE" を設定。
  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

Connecting to CData Connect Cloud

To use Connect Cloud to integrate Lohaco data into your Power Apps, you need a new SQL Server connection:

  1. Log in to Power Apps
  2. Click Data -> Connections -> New connection
  3. Select SQL Server
  4. In the connection wizard:

    • Choose to connect directly
    • Set SQL server name to the address of your Connect Cloud instance (
    • Set SQL database name to the name of the virtual Lohaco database you created earlier (like lohacodb)
    • Set the Username and Password and click Create

Building a Data-Centric App for Lohaco Data

With the connection to Connect Cloud configured, you are ready to integrate live Lohaco data into the apps you build in Power Apps.

  1. Log in to Power Apps
  2. Click Create, hover over "Start from data" and click Make this app
  3. Select the SQL Server connection you created
  4. Search for or choose a table to work with
  5. Click Connect
  6. Customize the newly created app just like you would any other, including changing the layout and setting the fields exposed in BrowseScreen, DetailScreen, and EditScreen

At this point, you have an app with read and write access to live Lohaco data that you can save and publish for use within your organization.

SQL Access to Lohaco Data from Cloud Applications

Now you have a direct connection to live Lohaco data from Microsoft Power Apps. You can create more connections and apps to drive business — all without replicating Lohaco data.

To get SQL data access to 240+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your cloud applications, see the CData Connect Cloud.