Viewing Dynamics 365 FinOp Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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Dynamics 365 FinOp FireDAC Components

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How to view Dynamics 365 FinOp data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for Dynamics 365 FinOp.

Embarcadero RAD Studio provides a development environment for Delphi and C++Builder applications. With the CData FireDAC Components for Dynamics 365 FinOp, you gain access to live Dynamics 365 FinOp data within RAD Studio, abstracting the data into tables, views, and stored procedures that can be used to both retrieve and update Dynamics 365 FinOp data. This article will walk through connecting to Dynamics 365 FinOp using the Data Explorer.

Connecting to Dynamics 365 FinOp Data Using Data Explorer

You can create a simple application for displaying Dynamics 365 FinOp data by utilizing the CData FireDAC Components for Dynamics 365 FinOp and a new VCL Forms Application:

  1. Open the Data Explorer in RAD Studio and expand FireDAC.
  2. Right-click on CData Dynamics 365 FinOp Data Source and click Add New Connection.

  3. Name the connection.
  4. Fill in the necessary connection parameters and click OK.
    Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations uses the OAuth authentication standard. See the Getting Started section in the help documentation for an authentication guide.

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

  7. Select the AccountsTable 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 Accounts data.