Connect to Dynamics 365 FinOp in Power Automate Desktop via ODBC

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Dynamics 365 FinOp ODBC Driver

The Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations data, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations data like you would a database - read, write, and update Vendors, Customers, Accounts, Jobs, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



The CData ODBC Driver for Dynamics 365 FinOp enables you to integrate Dynamics 365 FinOp data into workflows built using Microsoft Power Automate Desktop.

The CData ODBC Driver for Dynamics 365 FinOp enables you to access live Dynamics 365 FinOp data in workflow automation tools like Power Automate. This article shows how to integrate Dynamics 365 FinOp data into a simple workflow, moving Dynamics 365 FinOp data into a CSV file.

Through optimized data processing, CData ODBC Drivers offer unmatched performance for interacting with live Dynamics 365 FinOp data in Microsoft Power Automate. When you issue complex SQL queries from Power Automate to Dynamics 365 FinOp, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Dynamics 365 FinOp and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (e.g. SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Connect to Dynamics 365 FinOp as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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

When you configure the DSN, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing workflows.

Integrate Dynamics 365 FinOp Data into Power Automate Workflows

After configuring the DSN for Dynamics 365 FinOp, you are ready to integrate Dynamics 365 FinOp data into your Power Automate workflows. Open Microsoft Power Automate, add a new flow, and name the flow.

In the flow editor, you can add the actions to connect to Dynamics 365 FinOp, query Dynamics 365 FinOp using SQL, and write the query results to a CSV document.

Add an Open SQL Connection Action

Add an "Open SQL connection" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • Connection string: DSN=CData Dynamics 365 FinOp Source

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add an Execute SQL Statement Action

Add an "Execute SQL statement" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • Get connection by: SQL connection variable
  • SQL connection: %SQLConnection% (the variable from the "Open SQL connection" action above)
  • SQL statement: SELECT * FROM Accounts

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add a Write to CSV File Action

Add a "Write to CSV file" action (Actions -> File) and configure the properties.

  • Variable to write to: %QueryResult% (the variable from the "Execute SQL statement" action above)
  • File path: set to a file on disk
  • Configure Advanced settings as needed.

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add a Close SQL Connection Action

Add a "Close SQL connection" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • SQL Connection: %SQLConnection% (the variable from the "Open SQL connection" action above)

After configuring the action, click Save.

Save & Run the Flow

Once you have configured all the actions for the flow, click the disk icon to save the flow. Click the play icon to run the flow.

Now you have a workflow to move Dynamics 365 FinOp data into a CSV file.

With the CData ODBC Driver for Dynamics 365 FinOp, you get live connectivity to Dynamics 365 FinOp data within your Microsoft Power Automate workflows.

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