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Integrate Dynamics 365 Business Central Data in Your Informatica Cloud Instance

Use the CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics 365 Business Central with the Informatica Cloud Secure Agent to access live Dynamics 365 Business Central data from Informatica Cloud.

Informatica Cloud allows you to perform extract, transform, and load (ETL) tasks in the cloud. With the Cloud Secure Agent and the CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics 365 Business Central, you get live access to Dynamics 365 Business Central data, directly within Informatica Cloud. In this article, we will walk through downloading and registering the Cloud Secure Agent, connecting to Dynamics 365 Business Central through the JDBC Driver and generating a mapping that can be used in any Informatica Cloud process.

Informatica Cloud Secure Agent

To work with the Dynamics 365 Business Central data through the JDBC Driver, install the Cloud Secure Agent.

  1. Navigate to the Administrator page in Informatica Cloud
  2. Select the Runtime Environments tab
  3. Click "Download Secure Agent"
  4. Make note of the Install Token
  5. Run the installer on the client machine and register the Cloud Secure Agent with your username and install token

NOTE: It may take some time for all of the Cloud Secure Agent services to get up and running.

Connecting to the Dynamics 365 Business Central JDBC Driver

With the Cloud Secure Agent installed and running, you are ready to connect to Dynamics 365 Business Central through the JDBC Driver. Start by clicking the Connections tab and clicking New Connection. Fill in the following properties for the connection:

  • Connection Name: Name your connection (i.e.: CData Dynamics 365 Business Central Connection)
  • Type: Select "JDBC_IC (Informatica Cloud)"
  • Runtime Environment: Select the runtime environment where you installed the Cloud Secure Agent
  • JDBC Connection URL: Set this to the JDBC URL for Dynamics 365 Business Central. Your URL will look similar to the following:

    jdbc:d365businesscentral:OrganizationUrl=https://myaccount.financials.dynamics.com/;

    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.

  • JDBC Jar Directory: Set this to the lib folder in the installation location for the JDBC Driver (on Windows, typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics 365 Business Central\)
  • Driver Class: Set this to cdata.jdbc.d365businesscentral.D365BusinessCentralDriver
  • Username: Set this to a placeholder value (since Dynamics 365 Business Central does not require a username)
  • Password: Set this to a placeholder value (since Dynamics 365 Business Central does not require a password)

Create a Mapping for Dynamics 365 Business Central Data

With the connection to Dynamics 365 Business Central configured, we can now access Dynamics 365 Business Central data in any Informatica process. The steps below walk through creating a mapping for Dynamics 365 Business Central to another data target.

  1. Navigate to the Data Integration page
  2. Click New.. and select Mapping from the Mappings tab
  3. Click the Source Object and in the Source tab, select the Connection and set the Source Type
  4. Click "Select" to choose the table to map
  5. In the Fields tab, select the fields from the Dynamics 365 Business Central table to map
  6. Click the Target object and configure the Target source, table and fields. In the Field Mapping tab, map the source fields to the target fields.

With the mapping configured, you are ready to start integrating live Dynamics 365 Business Central data with any of the supported connections in Informatica Cloud. Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics 365 Business Central and start working with your live Dynamics 365 Business Central data in Informatica Cloud today.