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Viewing Act-On Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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

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

Connecting to Act-On Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    ActOn 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 guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

  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: Images) onto the form.

  7. Select the ImagesTable 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 Images data.