Viewing Sybase IQ Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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Sybase IQ FireDAC Components

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

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

Connecting to Sybase IQ Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    To connect to SybaseIQ, set User, Password, Server and Database properties. To secure connections with TLS/SSL, set UseSSL to TRUE.

  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: Products) onto the form.

  7. Select the ProductsTable 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 Products data.