Connect to Dynamics 365 FinOp Data in RapidMiner

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Dynamics 365 FinOp JDBC Driver

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Integrate Dynamics 365 FinOp data with standard components and data source configuration wizards in RapidMiner Studio.

This article shows how you can easily integrate the CData JDBC driver for Dynamics 365 FinOp into your processes in RapidMiner. This article uses the CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics 365 FinOp to transfer Dynamics 365 FinOp data to a process in RapidMiner.

Connect to Dynamics 365 FinOp in RapidMiner as a JDBC Data Source

You can follow the procedure below to establish a JDBC connection to Dynamics 365 FinOp:

  1. Add a new database driver for Dynamics 365 FinOp: Click Connections -> Manage Database Drivers.
  2. In the resulting wizard, click the Add button and enter a name for the connection.
  3. Enter the prefix for the JDBC URL: jdbc:d365finop:
  4. Enter the path to the cdata.jdbc.d365finop.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. Enter the driver class: cdata.jdbc.d365finop.D365FinOpDriver
  6. Create a new Dynamics 365 FinOp connection: Click Connections -> Manage Database Connections.
  7. Enter a name for your connection.
  8. For Database System, select the Dynamics 365 FinOp driver you configured previously.
  9. Enter your connection string in the Host box. Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations uses the OAuth authentication standard. See the Getting Started section in the help documentation for an authentication guide.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.d365finop.jar

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

    A typical connection string is below:

    OrganizationUrl=https://myaccount.crm.dynamics.com/;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH
  10. Enter your username and password if necessary.

You can now use your Dynamics 365 FinOp connection with the various RapidMiner operators in your process. To retrieve Dynamics 365 FinOp data, drag the Retrieve operator from the Operators view. With the Retrieve operator selected, you can then define which table to retrieve in the Parameters view by clicking the folder icon next to the "repository entry." In the resulting Repository Browser, you can expand your connection node to select the desired example set.

Finally, wire the output to the Retrieve process to a result, and run the process to see the Dynamics 365 FinOp data.