Connect to Dynamics 365 FinOp Data from PowerBuilder

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Dynamics 365 FinOp ADO.NET Provider

Rapidly create and deploy powerful .NET applications that integrate with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations data including Vendors, Customers, Accounts, Jobs, and more!



This article demonstrates how to access Dynamics 365 FinOp data from PowerBuilder using the CData ADO.NET Provider for Dynamics 365 FinOp.

The CData ADO.NET providers are easy-to-use, standards-based controls that can be used from any platform or development technology that supports Microsoft .NET, including PowerBuilder. This article shows how to use the CData ADO.NET Provider for Dynamics 365 FinOp in PowerBuilder.

This article shows how to create a basic PowerBuilder application that uses the CData ADO.NET Provider for Dynamics 365 FinOp to perform reads and writes.

  1. In a new WPF Window Application solution, add all the Visual Controls needed for the connection properties. Below is a typical connection string:

    OrganizationUrl=https://myaccount.crm.dynamics.com/;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

    Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations uses the OAuth authentication standard. See the Getting Started section in the help documentation for an authentication guide.

  2. Add the DataGrid control from the .NET controls.
  3. Configure the columns of the DataGrid control. Below are several columns from the Account table: <DataGrid AutoGenerateColumns="False" Margin="13,249,12,14" Name="datagrid1" TabIndex="70" ItemsSource="{Binding}"> <DataGrid.Columns> <DataGridTextColumn x:Name="idColumn" Binding="{Binding Path=Id}" Header="Id" Width="SizeToHeader" /> <DataGridTextColumn x:Name="nameColumn" Binding="{Binding Path=accountid}" Header="accountid" Width="SizeToHeader" /> ... </DataGrid.Columns> </DataGrid>
  4. Add a reference to the CData ADO.NET Provider for Dynamics 365 FinOp assembly.

Connect the DataGrid

Once the visual elements have been configured, you can use standard ADO.NET objects like Connection, Command, and DataAdapter to populate a DataTable with the results of an SQL query:

System.Data.CData.D365FinOp.D365FinOpConnection conn conn = create System.Data.CData.D365FinOp.D365FinOpConnection(connectionString) System.Data.CData.D365FinOp.D365FinOpCommand comm comm = create System.Data.CData.D365FinOp.D365FinOpCommand(command, conn) System.Data.DataTable table table = create System.Data.DataTable System.Data.CData.D365FinOp.D365FinOpDataAdapter dataAdapter dataAdapter = create System.Data.CData.D365FinOp.D365FinOpDataAdapter(comm) dataAdapter.Fill(table) datagrid1.ItemsSource=table.DefaultView

The code above can be used to bind data from the specified query to the DataGrid.