ADO.NET Provider for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations

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Using the D365FinOpDataSource

The D365FinOpDataSource enables you to use a single Web control to connect to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations and query data. By binding the control to other controls such as the GridView or ListBox, you can display, edit, and save Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations data in an ASP.NET page. You can use the Visual Studio Designer to initialize the control, visually build queries, and bind controls; you can also define SQL commands from page code. The examples below show both approaches and use the GridView control as an example.

To use the D365FinOpDataSource, add a reference to System.Data.CData.D365FinOp.Web.dll in your ASP.NET project.

Bind Data Programmatically

The following example shows how to bind the results of a Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations query to an ASP.NET data grid. After registering the assembly for use with the D365FinOpDataSource, set the DataSourceID field of the GridView control to the Id of the D365FinOpDataSource control:

<%@ Register Assembly="System.Data.CData.D365FinOp.Web" Namespace="System.Data.CData.D365FinOp" TagPrefix="cc1" %>
...
<cc1:D365FinOpDataSource ID="D365FinOpDataSource1" runat="server" ConnectionString="InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;OrganizationUrl=https://myaccount.operations.dynamics.com/;" SelectCommand="SELECT * FROM Accounts WHERE Name <> 'MyAccount' LIMIT 10"></cc1:D365FinOpDataSource>
<asp:GridView DataSourceID="D365FinOpDataSource1" runat="server"></asp:GridView>

Bind Data Using the Designer

Complete the following steps to use the Designer in Visual Studio to bind the D365FinOpDataSource to a GridView control:

  1. Drag a GridView from the Toolbox onto the page.
  2. Click the Smart Tag of the GridView.
  3. Choose the option to create a new data source, which launches a wizard to configure the control.
  4. On the first page, select a connection string from the menu or click New Connection to define a new connection or to save a connection entry in the Web.config file.
  5. On the next page, select the option to define a SQL statement or visually build the query.

When you exit the wizard, the GridView displays the columns of the result set.

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