Build a Simple VCL Application for Oracle Financials Cloud Data

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How to build a simple VCL Application to view Oracle Financials Cloud data in RAD Studio using the CData FireDAC Components for Oracle Financials Cloud.

Embarcadero RAD Studio provides a development environment for Delphi and C++Builder applications. With the CData FireDAC Components for Oracle Financials Cloud, you gain access to live Oracle Financials Cloud data within RAD Studio, abstracting the data into tables, views, and stored procedures that can be used to retrieve Oracle Financials Cloud data. This article will walk through connecting to Oracle Financials Cloud and creating a simple VCL application with the Form Designer.

Creating a VCL Application for Oracle Financials Cloud Data

The following instructions show how to use the Form Designer to create a simple VCL Forms application that shows the basic FireDAC objects needed to connect to Oracle Financials Cloud from any application.

The following example populates a TDBGrid control.

  1. Create a new VCL Forms Application.
  2. Drop a TFDPhysOracleERPDriverLink and TFDConnection object onto the form.
  3. Double-click the TFDConnection object. The FireDAC Connection Editor is displayed. Select "CData.OracleERP" in the DriverId menu and configure the connection properties.

    Using Basic Authentication

    You must set the following to authenticate to Oracle ERP:

    • Url: The Url of the account to connect to. Typically, the URL of your Oracle Cloud service. For example, https://servername.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com.
    • User: The username of your account.
    • Password: The password of your account.

  4. Drop a TFDQuery object onto the form and set the properties below:

    • Connection - Set this property to the TFDConnection object, if this object is not already specified.
    • SQL - Click the button in the SQL property and enter a query.
    • Active - Set this property to true.
  5. Drop a TDataSource object onto the form and set the following property:

    • DataSet - In the menu for this property, select the name of the TFDQuery object.
  6. Drop a TDBGrid control onto the form and set the following property:

    • DataSource - Select the name of the TDataSource.
  7. Drop a TFDGUIxWaitCursor onto the form. This is required to avoid a run-time error.

You now have an executable application that displays the results of the SQL Query set in the TFDQuery object.