Using the FireDAC Components
This section goes into more detail on using the CData FireDAC Components for Act-On alongside other FireDAC components.
Defining a Connection
There are a wide variety of methods for establishing a connection with the components. Connection Definitions details several of these methods, such as using TFDManager and TFDConnection objects, as well as explicitly defined connection definition files.
Writing Data Access Code for Act-On in FireDAC
The following sections show how to access any of the capabilities of the CData FireDAC Components for Act-On in RAD Studio.
Use the TFDQuery class for Querying Data. This section outlines how to use TFDQuery from the Design Editor as well as directly from code.
Prepared Statements allow you to prepare queries without the need for recompiling identical queries each time.
Defining Custom Views
The component allows you to define virtual tables whose contents are decided by a pre-configured query. See Defining Custom Views for an overview of creating and configuring custom views.
Executing Stored Procedures
Executing Stored Procedures describes how to use the TFDStoredProc or TFDQuery objects to prepare and execute supported stored procedures.
Metadata can be surfaced from Act-On using the TFDConnection and TFDMetaInfoQuery classes. Schema Discovery details the process for listing tables/views, their columns, and their primary keys.