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Viewing Microsoft Teams Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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

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

Connecting to Microsoft Teams Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    You can connect to MS Teams using the embedded OAuth connectivity. When you connect, the MS Teams OAuth endpoint opens in your browser. Log in and grant permissions to complete the OAuth process. See the OAuth section in the online Help documentation for more information on other OAuth authentication flows.

  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: Teams) onto the form.

  7. Select the TeamsTable 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 Teams data.