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Viewing SAP Fieldglass Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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

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

Connecting to SAP Fieldglass Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    To authenticate, you will need to specify the Username, Password, APIKey, and EnvironmentURL connection properties.

    To obtain an APIKey, log in to the SAP API Business Hub and click on Get API Key.

  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: AuditTrails) onto the form.

  7. Select the AuditTrailsView 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 AuditTrails data.