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Integrate Live EDGAR Online Data into Custom Business Apps Built in PowerApps

Use the CData Cloud Hub to create a virtual SQL Server Database for EDGAR Online data and integrate live EDGAR Online data into apps built in Microsoft PowerApps.

PowerApps is a service for building and using custom business apps that connect to your data and work across the web and mobile — without the time and expense of custom software development. When paired with the CData Cloud Hub, you get instant, cloud-to-cloud access to EDGAR Online data from the apps you build using PowerApps. This article shows how to connect the Cloud Hub from PowerApps and build an app based on live EDGAR Online data.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure SQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for EDGAR Online, allowing you to easily integrate with live EDGAR Online data in PowerApps — without replicating the data. The CData Cloud Hub looks exactly like a SQL Server database to PowerApps and uses optimized data processing out of the box to push all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to EDGAR Online, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return EDGAR Online data.

Create a Virtual SQL Database for EDGAR Online Data

CData Cloud Hub uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "EDGAR Online" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to EDGAR Online.
    1. Navigate to https://developer.edgar-online.com/ and create an account.
    2. Register a new application and retrieve the AppKey. You should select one of the available Web APIs this application will use like HackPack, Insider Trades or Institutional Ownership.
      Note: HackPack is the most important Web API that an application can use since it supports a large number of endpoints. If you are getting the "Access Denied" error you must create a new app and select the correct Web API which supports the resource you are querying.
    3. After successfully creating a new app, you can access your keys through your "my account" area. Set the AppKey connection property value equal to the Key of your application.
  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

Connecting to the CData Cloud Hub

To use the Cloud Hub to integrate EDGAR Online data into your PowerApps, you need a new SQL Server connection:

  1. Log in to PowerApps
  2. Click Data -> Connections -> New connection
  3. Select SQL Server
  4. In the connection wizard:

    • Choose to connect directly
    • Set SQL server name to the address of your Cloud Hub instance (myinstance.cdatacloud.net)
    • Set SQL database name to the name of the virtual EDGAR Online database you created earlier (like edgaronlinedb)
    • Set the Username and Password and click Create

Building a Data-Centric App for EDGAR Online Data

With the connection to the Cloud Hub configured, you are ready to integrate live EDGAR Online data into the apps you build in PowerApps.

  1. Log in to PowerApps
  2. Click Create, hover over "Start from data" and click Make this app
  3. Select the SQL Server connection you created
  4. Search for or choose a table to work with
  5. Click Connect
  6. Customize the newly created app just like you would any other, including changing the layout and setting the fields exposed in BrowseScreen, DetailScreen, and EditScreen

At this point, you have an app with read and write access to live EDGAR Online data that you can save and publish for use within your organization.

SQL Access to EDGAR Online Data from Cloud Applications

Now you have a direct connection to live EDGAR Online data from Microsoft PowerApps. You can create more connections and apps to drive business — all without replicating EDGAR Online data.

To get SQL data access to 100+ SaaS, Big Data, and NoSQL sources directly from your cloud applications, see the CData Cloud Hub.