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Viewing Jira Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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

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

Connecting to Jira Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    To connect to JIRA, provide the User and Password. Additionally, provide the Url; for example, https://yoursitename.atlassian.net.

  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: Issues) onto the form.

  7. Select the IssuesView 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 Issues data.