Viewing Google Directory Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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Google Directory FireDAC Components

An easy-to-use database-like interface for Delphi & C++Builder Apps access to live Google Directory data (Domains, Groups, Users, Tokens, and more).



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

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

Connecting to Google Directory Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    Google uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can authorize the data provider to access Google Spreadsheets as an individual user or with a Google Apps Domain service account. See the Getting Started section of the data provider 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: MyTable) onto the form.

  7. Select the MyTableTable 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 MyTable data.