Ready to get started?

Learn more about the CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics GP or download a free trial:

Download Now

Connect to Dynamics GP Data in Aqua Data Studio

Access Dynamics GP data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics GP integrates Dynamics GP data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to Dynamics GP data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The Dynamics GP data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, Dynamics GP.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.dynamicsgp.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.dynamicsgp.DynamicsGPDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:dynamicsgp: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      To authenticate set the User and Password connection properties.

      To connect set the URL to the Web services endpoint; for example, http://{servername}:{port}/Dynamics/GPService. Additionally, set CompanyId; you can obtain this value in the company setup window: Click Tools -> Setup -> Company.

      By default, data summaries are not returned to save performance. Set LookupIds to true to return details such as line items; however, note that entities must be retrieved one at a time.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

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

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.dynamicsgp.jar

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

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:dynamicsgp:CompanyId=mycompanyId;user=myuser;password=mypassword;URL= http://{servername}:{port}/Dynamics/GPService;

Query Dynamics GP Data

You can now query the tables exposed.