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Pipe Dynamics GP Data in Google Data Fusion

Load the CData JDBC Driver into Google Data Fusion and pipe live Dynamics GP data to any supported data platform.

Google Data Fusion allows users to perform self-service data integration to consolidate disparate data. Uploading the CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics GP enables users to access live Dynamics GP data from within their Google Data Fusion pipelines. While the CData JDBC Driver enables piping Dynamics GP data to any data source natively supported in Google Data Fusion, this article walks through piping data from Dynamics GP to Google BigQuery,

Upload the CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics GP to Google Data Fusion

Upload the CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics GP to your Google Data Fusion instance to work with live Dynamics GP data. Due to the naming restrictions for JDBC drivers in Google Data Fusion, create a copy or rename the JAR file to match the following format -.jar. For example: cdata.jdbc.dynamicsgp-2019.jar

  1. Open your Google Data Fusion instance
  2. Click the to add an entity and upload a driver
  3. On the "Upload driver" tab, drag or browse to the renamed JAR file.
  4. On the "Driver configuration" tab:
    • Name: Create a name for the driver (cdata.jdbc.dynamicsgp) and make note of the name
    • Class name: Set the JDBC class name: (cdata.jdbc.dynamicsgp.DynamicsGPDriver)
  5. Click "Finish"

Pipe Dynamics GP Data in Google Data Fusion

With the JDBC Driver uploaded, you are ready to work with live Dynamics GP data in Google Data Fusion Pipelines.

  1. Navigate to the Pipeline Studio to create a new Pipeline
  2. From the "Source" options, click "Database" to add a source for the JDBC Driver
  3. Click "Properties" on the Database source to edit the properties
    • Set the Label
    • Set Reference Name to a value for any future references (i.e.: cdata-dynamicsgp)
    • Set Plugin Type to "jdbc"
    • Set Connection String to the JDBC URL for Dynamics GP. For example:

      jdbc:dynamicsgp:5246...;CompanyId=mycompanyId;user=myuser;password=mypassword;URL= http://{servername}:{port}/Dynamics/GPService;

      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.

      To use the JDBC Driver in Google Data Fusion, you will need to set the RTK property in the JDBC URL. You can view the licensing file included in the installation for information on how to set this property.

      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.

    • Set Import Query to a SQL query that will extract the data you want from Dynamics GP, i.e.:
      SELECT * FROM SalesInvoice
  4. From the "Sink" tab, click to add a destination sink (we use Google BigQuery in this example)
  5. Click "Properties" on the BigQuery sink to edit the properties
    • Set the Label
    • Set Reference Name to a value like dynamicsgp-bigquery
    • Set Project ID to a specific Google BigQuery Project ID (or leave as the default, "auto-detect")
    • Set Dataset to a specific Google BigQuery dataset
    • Set Table to the name of the table you wish to insert Dynamics GP data into

With the Source and Sink configured, you are ready to pipe Dynamics GP data into Google BigQuery. Save and deploy the pipeline. When you run the pipeline, Google Data Fusion will request live data from Dynamics GP and import it into Google BigQuery.

While this is a simple pipeline, you can create more complex Dynamics GP pipelines with transforms, analytics, conditions, and more. Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Dynamics GP and start working with your live Dynamics GP data in Google Data Fusion today.