Viewing Twilio Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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Twilio FireDAC Components

Complete read-write access to Twilio enables developers to search (Accounts, Applications, Messages, Recordings, etc.), update items, edit customers, and more, from Delphi and C++Builder Apps.



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

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

Connecting to Twilio Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    Use the AccountSid and AuthToken connection properties to access data from your account. You obtain your live credentials on your Twilio account dashboard. Click Account -> Account Settings to obtain your test credentials.

  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: Calls) onto the form.

  7. Select the CallsTable 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 Calls data.