Viewing Zoho CRM Data in RAD Studio Data Explorer

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

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

Connecting to Zoho CRM Data Using Data Explorer

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

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

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

    You will need to obtain an AuthToken to authenticate to Zoho CRM. You can generate an AuthToken on the Zoho CRM website or by calling the GetAuthToken stored procedure. Note that when you generate an AuthToken from Zoho CRM, you can only generate an AuthToken for your user account. You can generate AuthTokens for other user accounts by calling GetAuthToken.

    See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide.

  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: Accounts) onto the form.

  7. Select the AccountsTable 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 Accounts data.