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Connect to Dynamics GP Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Dynamics GP data as a data source.

The CData ODBC 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 an data source for Dynamics GP in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Dynamics GP Data into DBArtisan Projects

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.

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.

You can then 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 ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. 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.