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Viewing Slack Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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

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

Connecting to Slack Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

  3. Name the connection.
  4. Fill in the necessary connection parameters and click OK.
    Slack uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the Getting Started section of the help documentation for an authentication guide.

  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: Channels) onto the form.

  7. Select the ChannelsTable 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 Channels data.

 
 
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