Connect to Dynamics 365 Data in JRuby

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Dynamics 365 JDBC Driver

Rapidly create and deploy powerful Java applications that integrate with Dynamics 365.

Create a simple JRuby app with access to live Dynamics 365 data.

JRuby is a high-performance, stable, fully threaded Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. The CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics 365 makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live Dynamics 365 data in JRuby. This article shows how to create a simple JRuby app that connects to Dynamics 365 data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Configure a JDBC Connection to Dynamics 365 Data

Before creating the app, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics 365\lib).

JRuby natively supports JDBC, so you can easily connect to Dynamics 365 and execute SQL queries. Initialize the JDBC connection with the getConnection function of the java.sql.DriverManager class.

Edition and OrganizationUrl are required connection properties. The Dynamics 365 connector supports connecting to the following editions: CustomerService, FieldService, FinOpsOnline, FinOpsOnPremise, HumanResources, Marketing, ProjectOperations and Sales.

For Dynamics 365 Business Central, use the separate Dynamics 365 Business Central driver.

OrganizationUrl is the URL to your Dynamics 365 organization. For instance,

Built-in Connection String Designer

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

java -jar cdata.jdbc.dynamics365.jar

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

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Dynamics 365:


Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to Dynamics 365 Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: Dynamics365Select.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

require 'java' require 'rubygems' require 'C:/Program Files/CData/CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics 365 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.dynamics365.jar' url = "jdbc:dynamics365:OrganizationUrl=;Edition=Sales;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT GoalHeadingId, Name FROM GoalHeadings") while ( do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

With the file completed, you are ready to display your Dynamics 365 data with JRuby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

jruby -S Dynamics365Select.rb

Writing SQL-92 queries to Dynamics 365 allows you to quickly and easily incorporate Dynamics 365 data into your own JRuby applications. Download a free trial today!