Viewing SAP Business One DI Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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How to view SAP Business One DI data in RAD Studio Data Explorer using the CData FireDAC Components for SAP Business One DI.

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

Connecting to SAP Business One DI Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    To connect to SAP Business One DI data, specify the following connection properties:

    • DBServerType: The type of server being connected to.
    • Server: The name or IP address of the Business One DI server to connect to.
    • CompanyDB: The company to connect to.
    • User: The username used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
    • Password: The password used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
    • LicenseServer (optional): Set this if your License Server is different from the Server.
    • UseTrusted (optional): Set to TRUE to connect using Windows credentials.

  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: OACT) onto the form.

  7. Select the OACTView 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 OACT data.