Viewing TSheets Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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TSheets FireDAC Components

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

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

Connecting to TSheets Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    TSheets uses the OAuth2 standard for authentication and authorization. To construct your own OAuth app and connect to data, refer to OAuth section in the Help.

  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: Timesheets) onto the form.

  7. Select the TimesheetsView 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 Timesheets data.