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Viewing Authorize.Net Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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

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

Connecting to Authorize.Net Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    You can obtain the necessary connection properties on the Security Settings -> General Settings page after logging into your Merchant Account.

    • UseSandbox: The Authorize.Net API to be used to process transactions. If you are using a production account, this property can be left blank. If you are using a developer test account, set this to 'TRUE'.
    • LoginID: The API login Id associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions. Note that this value is not the same as the login Id that you use to log in to the Merchant Interface.
    • TransactionKey: The transaction key associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions.

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

  7. Select the SettledBatchListView 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 SettledBatchList data.