Viewing IBM Cloud SQL Query Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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How to view IBM Cloud SQL Query data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for IBM Cloud SQL Query.

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

Connecting to IBM Cloud SQL Query Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    IBM Cloud SQL uses the OAuth and HMAC authentication standards. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

  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: Jobs) onto the form.

  7. Select the JobsTable 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 Jobs data.