Viewing Avro Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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

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

Connecting to Avro Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

  3. Name the connection.
  4. Fill in the necessary connection parameters and click OK.
    Connect to your local Avro file(s) by setting the URI connection property to the location of the Avro file.

  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: SampleTable_1) onto the form.

  7. Select the SampleTable_1View 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 SampleTable_1 data.