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Connect to Dynamics NAV Data in DBArtisan

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

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

Integrate Dynamics NAV 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.

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.

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