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Manage Dynamics NAV Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

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

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

Integrate Dynamics NAV Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Dynamics NAV 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.

    Before you can connect, OData Services will need to be enabled on the server. Once OData Services are enabled, you will be able to query any Services that are published on the server.

    The User and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid Dynamics NAV user credentials. In addition, you will need to specify a URL to a valid Dynamics NAV server organization root and a ServerInstance. If there is not a Service Default Company for the server, you will need to set the Company as well.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.dynamicsnav.jar

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

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:dynamicsnav:http://myserver:7048;User=myserver\Administrator;Password=admin;ServerInstance=DYNAMICSNAV71;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Dynamics NAV data. Dynamics NAV entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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