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Viewing Sage 200 Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

How to view Sage 200 data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for Sage 200.

Embarcadero RAD Studio provides a development environment for Delphi and C++Builder applications. With the CData FireDAC Components for Sage 200, you gain access to live Sage 200 data within RAD Studio, abstracting the data into tables, views, and stored procedures that can be used to both retrieve Sage 200 data. This article will walk through connecting to Sage 200 using the Data Explorer.

Connecting to Sage 200 Data Using Data Explorer

You can create a simple application for displaying Sage 200 data by utilizing the CData FireDAC Components for Sage 200 and a new VCL Forms Application:

  1. Open the Data Explorer in RAD Studio and expand FireDAC.
  2. Right-click on CData Sage 200 Data Source and click Add New Connection.

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

    • Schema: Determines which Sage 200 edition you are connecting to. Specify either StandardUK or ProfessionalUK.
    • Subscription Key: Provides access to the APIs that are used to establish a connection. You will first need to log into the Sage 200 API website and subscribe to the API edition that matches your account. You can do so here: https://developer.columbus.sage.com/docs/services/api/uk. Afterwards, the subscription key may be found in your profile after logging into Sage 200.

  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: Banks) onto the form.

  7. Select the BanksView 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 Banks data.