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Manage Dynamics 365 Business Central Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Dynamics 365 Business Central.

The CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics 365 Business Central seamlessly integrates Dynamics 365 Business Central data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Dynamics 365 Business Central data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Dynamics 365 Business Central in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Dynamics 365 Business Central Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Dynamics 365 Business Central data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    To authenticate to Dynamics 365 Business Central, you must provide the User and AccessKey properties.

    To obtain the User and AccessKey values, navigate to the Users page in Dynamics 365 Business Central and then click on Edit. The User Name and Web Service Access Key values are what you will enter as the User and AccessKey connection string properties. Note that the User Name is not your email address. It is a shortened user name.

    To connect to data, specify OrganizationUrl. If you have multiple companies in your organization, you must also specify the Company to indicate which company you would like to connect to. Company does not need to be specified if you have only one company.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Dynamics 365 Business Central JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.d365businesscentral.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:d365businesscentral:OrganizationUrl=https://myaccount.financials.dynamics.com/;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Dynamics 365 Business Central data. Dynamics 365 Business Central entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Dynamics 365 Business Central data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Dynamics 365 Business Central API.