Viewing GraphQL Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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

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

Connecting to GraphQL Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    You must specify the URL of the GraphQL service. The driver supports two types of authentication:

    • Basic: Set AuthScheme to Basic. You must specify the User and Password of the GraphQL service.
    • OAuth 1.0 & 2.0: Take a look at the OAuth section in the Help documentation for detailed instructions.

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

  7. Select the UsersView 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.