Viewing GitHub Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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How to view GitHub data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for GitHub.

Embarcadero RAD Studio provides a development environment for Delphi and C++Builder applications. With the CData FireDAC Components for GitHub, you gain access to live GitHub data within RAD Studio, abstracting the data into tables, views, and stored procedures that can be used to both retrieve and update GitHub data. This article will walk through connecting to GitHub using the Data Explorer.

Connecting to GitHub Data Using Data Explorer

You can create a simple application for displaying GitHub data by utilizing the CData FireDAC Components for GitHub and a new VCL Forms Application:

  1. Open the Data Explorer in RAD Studio and expand FireDAC.
  2. Right-click on CData GitHub Data Source and click Add New Connection.

  3. Name the connection.
  4. Fill in the necessary connection parameters and click OK.

    GitHub uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the Getting Started chapter of the CData help documentation for an authentication guide.

  5. Back in the Data Explorer, expand the tables for the connection.
  6. Create a new VCL Forms application and drag a table (for example: Users) onto the form.

  7. Select the UsersTable object on the form and set the Active property to true.
  8. Right-click on the object, bind visually, and link everything (*) to a new control (TStringGrid).

  9. Arrange the TStringGrid on the form and run the application to see the Users data.