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Viewing Odoo Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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

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

Connecting to Odoo Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    To connect, set the Url to a valid Odoo site, User and Password to the connection details of the user you are connecting with, and Database to the Odoo database.

  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: res_users) onto the form.

  7. Select the res_usersTable 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 res_users data.