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Viewing SendGrid Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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

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

Connecting to SendGrid Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    To make use of all the available features, provide the User and Password connection properties.

    To connect with limited features, you can set the APIKey connection property instead. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to obtaining the API key.

  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: AdvancedStats) onto the form.

  7. Select the AdvancedStatsTable 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 AdvancedStats data.

 
 
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