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Manage Dynamics GP Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Dynamics GP.

The CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics GP seamlessly integrates Dynamics GP data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Dynamics GP data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Dynamics GP in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Dynamics GP Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Dynamics GP data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    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.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:dynamicsgp:CompanyId=mycompanyId;user=myuser;password=mypassword;URL= http://{servername}:{port}/Dynamics/GPService;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Dynamics GP data. Dynamics GP entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Dynamics GP data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Dynamics GP API.