Viewing Zoho Creator Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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Zoho Creator FireDAC Components

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

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

Connecting to Zoho Creator Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    The connector is already registered with Zoho Creator as an OAuth application.

    If you would prefer to use your own custom OAuth app, see the Help documentation.

  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: Leave_Types) onto the form.

  7. Select the Leave_TypesTable 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 Leave_Types data.