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Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Connection Details

Introduction

Connector Version

This documentation is based on version 21.0.8662 of the connector.

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Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Version Support

The connector supports read/write access to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations through OData Web services.

Establish an OAuth Connection

Connect to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations

Authenticate using Azure Service Principal

Azure Service Principal is a connection type that goes through OAuth. Set your AuthScheme to AzureServicePrincipal and see Using Azure Service Principal Authentication for an authentication guide.

Use OAuth Authentication

OAuth requires the authenticating user to interact with Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations using the browser. The connector facilitates this in various ways as described below.

Embedded Credentials

See Embedded Credentials to connect with the connector's embedded credentials and skip creating a custom OAuth app.

Custom Credentials

Instead of connecting with the connector's embedded credentials, you can register an app with Custom Credentials to obtain the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret.

When to Create a Custom OAuth App

Creating a custom OAuth app is optional as the connector is already registered with Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations and you can connect with its embedded credentials. You might want to create a custom OAuth app to change the information displayed when users log into the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations OAuth endpoint to grant permissions to the connector.

Create a Custom OAuth App

See Creating a Custom OAuth App for a procedure.

Embedded Credentials

Authenticate using the Embedded OAuth Credentials
Desktop Authentication with the Embedded OAuth App

You can connect without setting any connection properties for your user credentials.

When you connect, the connector opens the OAuth endpoint in your default browser. Log in and grant permissions to the application. The connector then completes the OAuth process.

  1. Extracts the access token from the callback URL and authenticates requests.
  2. Obtains a new access token when the old one expires.
  3. Saves OAuth values in OAuthSettingsLocation to be persisted across connections.

Custom Credentials

There are two types of app authentication available: using a client secret and using a certificate. You can use any of them depending on the configured app authentication.

Desktop Authentication with Your OAuth App

Follow the steps below to authenticate with the credentials for a custom OAuth app. See Creating a Custom OAuth App.

Get an OAuth Access Token

You are ready to connect after setting one of the below connection properties groups depending on the authentication type.

  1. Authenticating using a Client Secret
    • OAuthClientId: Set this to the Client ID in your app settings.
    • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the Client Secret in your app settings.
    • CallbackURL: Set this to the Redirect URL in your app settings.
    • AuthScheme: Set this to the "AzureAD" in your app settings.
    • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH. You can use InitiateOAuth to avoid repeating the OAuth exchange and manually setting the OAuthAccessToken. .
  2. Authenticating using a Certificate
    • OAuthClientId: Set this to the Client ID in your app settings.
    • OAuthJWTCert: Set this to the JWT Certificate store.
    • OAuthJWTCertType: Set this to the type of the certificate store specified by OAuthJWTCert.
    • CallbackURL: Set this to the Redirect URL in your app settings.
    • AuthScheme: Set this to the "AzureAD" in your app settings.
    • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH. You can use InitiateOAuth to avoid repeating the OAuth exchange and manually setting the OAuthAccessToken. .

When you connect the connector opens the OAuth endpoint in your default browser. Log in and grant permissions to the application. The connector then completes the OAuth process:

  1. Extracts the access token from the callback URL and authenticates requests.
  2. Obtains a new access token when the old one expires.
  3. Saves OAuth values in OAuthSettingsLocation to be persisted across connections.

Headless Machines

Use OAuth on a Headless Machine

To create Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations data sources on headless servers or other machines on which the connector cannot open a browser, you need to authenticate from another machine. Authentication is a two-step process.

  1. Instead of installing the connector on another machine, you can follow the steps below to obtain the OAuthVerifier value. Or, you can install the connector on another machine and transfer the OAuth authentication values, after you authenticate through the usual browser-based flow.
  2. You can then configure the connector to automatically refresh the access token from the headless machine.

You can follow the headless OAuth authentication flow using the connector's embedded OAuth credentials or using the OAuth credentials for your custom OAuth app.

Use the Credentials for a Custom OAuth App

Create a Custom OAuth App

See Creating a Custom OAuth App for a procedure. You can then follow the procedures below to authenticate and connect to data.

Obtain a Verifier Code

On the headless machine, set one the following properties groups depending on the authentication type:

  1. Authenticating using a Client Secret
    • InitiateOAuth: Set this to OFF.
    • OAuthClientId: Set this to the App ID in your app settings.
    • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the App Secret in your app settings.
  2. Authenticating using a Certificate
    • InitiateOAuth: Set this to OFF.
    • OAuthClientId: Set this to the App ID in your app settings.
    • OAuthJWTCert: Set this to the JWT Certificate store.
    • OAuthJWTCertType: Set this to the type of the certificate store specified by OAuthJWTCert.

You can then follow the steps below to authenticate from another machine and obtain the OAuthVerifier connection property.

  1. Call the GetOAuthAuthorizationUrl stored procedure with the CallbackURL input parameter set to the exact Redirect URI you specified in your app settings.
  2. Open the returned URL in a browser. Log in and grant permissions to the connector. You are then redirected to the callback URL. The webpage will state that the site could not be reached.
  3. Inspect the URL of the this site page and find the code value. It will be present in the URL in the form code=XXXXXX (terminated with &, which denotes the next URL parameter) The value after the "code=" is the verifier code.
  4. Save the value of the verifier code. You will set this in the OAuthVerifier connection property.

On the headless machine, set the one of the following connection properties groups depending on the authentication type to obtain the OAuth authentication values:

  • OAuthClientId: Set this to the consumer key in your app settings.
  • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the consumer secret in your app settings.
  • OAuthVerifier: Set this to the verifier code.
  • OAuthSettingsLocation: Set this to persist the encrypted OAuth authentication values to the specified file.
  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to REFRESH.

Connect to Data

After the OAuth settings file is generated, set the following properties to connect to data:

  • OAuthSettingsLocation: Set this to the file containing the encrypted OAuth authentication values. Make sure this file gives read and write permissions to the provider to enable the automatic refreshing of the access token.
  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to REFRESH.

Transfer OAuth Settings

Follow the steps below to install the connector on another machine, authenticate, and then transfer the resulting OAuth values.

On a second machine, install the connector and connect with the one of the following properties groups depending on the authentication type:

  1. Authenticating using a Client Secret
    • OAuthSettingsLocation: Set this to a writable text file.
    • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH.
    • OAuthClientId: Set this to the Client ID in your app settings.
    • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the Client Secret in your app settings.
    • CallbackURL: Set this to the Callback URL in your app settings.
  2. Authenticating using a Certificate
    • OAuthSettingsLocation: Set this to a writable text file.
    • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH.
    • OAuthClientId: Set this to the Client ID in your app settings.
    • OAuthJWTCert: Set this to the JWT Certificate store.
    • OAuthJWTCertType: Set this to the type of the certificate store specified by OAuthJWTCert.
    • CallbackURL: Set this to the Callback URL in your app settings.

Test the connection to authenticate. The resulting authentication values are written, encrypted, to the path specified by OAuthSettingsLocation. Once you have successfully tested the connection, copy the OAuth settings file to your headless machine. On the headless machine, set the following connection properties to connect to data:

  • InitiateOAuth: Set this to REFRESH.
  • OAuthSettingsLocation: Set this to the path to your OAuth settings file. Make sure this file gives read and write permissions to the connector to enable the automatic refreshing of the access token.

Create a Custom OAuth App

When to Create a Custom OAuth App

Creating a custom OAuth app is optional as the connector is already registered with Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations and you can connect with its embedded credentials.

You might want to create a custom OAuth app to change the information displayed when users log into the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations OAuth endpoint to grant permissions to the connector.

Follow the steps below to create a custom OAuth app and obtain the connection properties in a specific OAuth authentication flow.

Steps to Create a Custom OAuth App

Follow the steps below to obtain the OAuth values for your app, the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret.

  1. Log in to https://portal.azure.com.

  2. In the left-hand navigation pane, select Azure Active Directory then App Registrations and click the New registration button.

  3. Enter an app name and set the radio button for the desired tenant setup.

    When creating a custom OAuth application in Azure Active Directory, you can define if the application is single- or multi-tenant. If you select the default option of "Accounts in this organizational directory only", you will need to set the AzureTenant connection property to the ID of the Azure AD Tenant when establishing a connection with the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations connector. Otherwise, the authentication attempt will fail with an error. If your app is for private use only, "Accounts in this organization directory only" should be sufficient. Otherwise, if you want to distribute your app, choose one of the multi-tenant options.

  4. Then set the redirect URL to something such as http://localhost:33333, the connector's default. Or, set a different port of your choice and set CallbackURL to the exact reply URL you defined.

  5. Define the app authentication type by going to the Certificates & Secrets section. There are two types of authentication available: using a client secret and using a certificate. The recommended authentication method is via a certificate, but you can also create an application secret.

    • Option 1 - Upload a certificate: In the Certificates & Secrets section, select Upload certificate and select the certificate to upload from your local machine.
    • Option 2 - Create a new application secret: In the Certificates & Secrets section, select New Client Secret for the app and select its duration. After saving the client secret, the key value is displayed. Copy this value as it is displayed only once, and it is used as the OAuthClientSecret.
  6. Select API Permissions and then click Add. If you plan for your app to connect without a user context, select the Application Permissions (OAuthGrantType = CLIENT). Otherwise, when selecting permissions, use the Delegated permissions.

  7. Select Required Permissions and then click Add. Under Select an API, select the Dynamics ERP -> Delegated Permissions for OAuthGrantType = CODE (default). If using OAuthGrantType = CLIENT, select from the Application Permissions.

  8. Save your changes.

  9. If you have selected to use permissions that require admin consent (such as the Application Permissions), you may grant them from the current tenant on the API Permissions page. Otherwise, follow the steps under Admin Consent.

Admin Consent

Admin consent refers to when the Admin for an Azure Active Directory tenant grants permissions to an application which requires an admin to consent to the use case. The embedded app within the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations connector, contains no permissions that require admin consent. Therefore, this information applies only to custom applications.

When creating a new OAuth app in the Azure Portal, you must specify which permissions the app will require. Some permissions may be marked stating "Admin Consent Required". For example, all Groups permissions require Admin Consent. If your app requires admin consent, there are a couple of ways this can be done.

The easiest way to grant admin consent is to just have an admin log into portal.azure.com and navigate to the app you have created in App Registrations. Under API Permissions, there will be a button for Grant Consent. You can consent here for your app to have permissions on the tenant it was created under.

If your organization has multiple tenants or the app needs to be granted permissions for other tenants outside your organization, the GetAdminConsentURL may be used to generate the Admin Authorization URL. Unlike the GetOAuthAuthorizationUrl, there will be no important information returned from this endpoint. If the admin grants access, it will simply return a boolean indicating that permissions were granted.

Once an admin grants consent, authentication may be performed as normal.

Client Credentials

Client credentials refers to a flow in OAuth where there is no direct user authentication taking place. Instead, credentials are created for just the app itself. All tasks taken by the app are done without a default user context. This makes the authentication flow a bit different from standard.

Client OAuth Flow

All permissions related to the client oauth flow require admin consent. This means the app embedded with the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations connector cannot be used in the client oauth flow. You must create your own OAuth app in order to use client credentials. See Creating a Custom OAuth App for more details.

In your App Registration in portal.azure.com, navigate to API Permissions and select the Microsoft Graph permissions. There are two distinct sets of permissions - Delegated and Application permissions. The permissions used during client credential authentication are under Application Permissions. Select the applicable permissions you require for your integration.

You are ready to connect after setting one of the below connection properties groups depending on the authentication type.

  1. Authenticating using a Client Secret
    • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH. You can use InitiateOAuth to avoid repeating the OAuth exchange and manually setting the OAuthAccessToken.
    • AzureTenant: Set this to the tenant you wish to connect to.
    • OAuthGrantType: Set this to CLIENT.
    • OAuthClientId: Set this to the Client ID in your app settings.
    • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the Client Secret in your app settings.
  2. Authenticating using a Certificate
    • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH. You can use InitiateOAuth to avoid repeating the OAuth exchange and manually setting the OAuthAccessToken.
    • AzureTenant: Set this to the tenant you wish to connect to.
    • OAuthGrantType: Set this to CLIENT.
    • OAuthClientId: Set this to the Client ID in your app settings.
    • OAuthJWTCert: Set this to the JWT Certificate store.
    • OAuthJWTCertType: Set this to the type of the certificate store specified by OAuthJWTCert.

Authentication with client credentials will take place automatically like any other connection, except there will be no window opened prompting the user. Because there is no user context, there is no need for a browser popup. Connections will take place and be handled internally.

Use Azure Service Principal Authentication

The authentication as an Azure Service Principal is handled via the OAuth Client Credentials flow, and it does not involve direct user authentication. Instead, credentials are created for just the app itself. All tasks taken by the app are done without a default user context, but based on the assigned roles. The application access to the resources is controlled through the assigned roles' permissions.

Custom Credentials

You will need to register an OAuth app to obtain the OAuth property values before connection to the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations data source. You can check the Custom Credentials guide on how to set the OAuth properties.

Create a Custom OAuth App

See Creating a Custom OAuth App for a procedure.

Create a Custom OAuth App

Creating a custom OAuth app and a service principal that can access the necessary resources is required when authenticating using an Azure Service Principal.

Follow the steps below to create a custom OAuth app and obtain the connection properties for the Azure Service Principal authentication.

Steps to Create a Custom OAuth App

Follow the steps below to obtain the OAuth values for your app.

  1. Log in to https://portal.azure.com.
  2. In the left-hand navigation pane, select Azure Active Directory then App Registrations and click on New registration button.
  3. Enter an app name and set the radio button for "Any Azure AD Directory - Multi Tenant". Then set the redirect URL to something such as http://localhost:33333, the connector's default.
  4. Copy the Application (client) ID value displayed on the Overview section after creating the app, since this value is used as the OAuthClientId
  5. Define the app authentication type by going to the Certificates & Secrets section. There are two types of authentication available: using a client secret and using a certificate. The recommended authentication method is via a certificate, but you can also create an application secret.
    • Option 1 - Upload a certificate: In the Certificates & Secrets section, select Upload certificate and select the certificate to upload from your local machine.
    • Option 2 - Create a new application secret: In the Certificates & Secrets section, select New Client Secret for the app and select its duration. After saving the client secret, the key value is displayed. Copy this value as it is displayed only once, and it is used as the OAuthClientSecret.
  6. In the Authentication tab, make sure to check the option: Access tokens (used for implicit flows).
  7. Open the Subscriptions page by searching and selecting the Subscriptions service from the search bar.
  8. Select the particular subscription to assign the application to, then open the Access control (IAM) section, and click on the Add role assignment button.
  9. Select Owner as the role to assign to your created OAuth app.

Custom Credentials

Follow the steps below to authenticate with the credentials for a custom OAuth app. See Creating a Custom OAuth App.

Authentication with Your OAuth App

Currently, only using a client secret is supported for authentication.

Get an OAuth Access Token

You are ready to connect after setting the following connection properties:

  • Authenticating using a Client Secret
    • AuthScheme: Set this to the "AzureServicePrincipal" in your app settings.
    • InitiateOAuth: Set this to GETANDREFRESH. You can use InitiateOAuth to avoid repeating the OAuth exchange and manually setting the OAuthAccessToken.
    • AzureTenant: Set this to the tenant you wish to connect to.
    • OAuthClientId: Set this to the Client ID in your app settings.
    • OAuthClientSecret: Set this to the Client Secret in your app settings.

Important Notes

Configuration Files and Their Paths

  • All references to adding configuration files and their paths refer to files and locations on the Harmony Agent where the connector is installed. These paths are to be adjusted as appropriate depending on the agent and the operating system. If multiple agents are used in an agent group, identical files will be required on each agent.

Advanced Features

This section details a selection of advanced features of the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations connector.

User Defined Views

The connector allows you to define virtual tables, called user defined views, whose contents are decided by a pre-configured query. These views are useful when you cannot directly control queries being issued to the drivers. See User Defined Views for an overview of creating and configuring custom views.

SSL Configuration

Use SSL Configuration to adjust how connector handles TLS/SSL certificate negotiations. You can choose from various certificate formats; see the SSLServerCert property under "Connection String Options" for more information.

Proxy

To configure the connector using Private Agent proxy settings, select the Use Proxy Settings checkbox on the connection configuration screen.

User Defined Views

The Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations connector allows you to define a virtual table whose contents are decided by a pre-configured query. These are called User Defined Views, which are useful in situations where you cannot directly control the query being issued to the driver, e.g. when using the driver from Jitterbit. The User Defined Views can be used to define predicates that are always applied. If you specify additional predicates in the query to the view, they are combined with the query already defined as part of the view.

There are two ways to create user defined views:

  • Create a JSON-formatted configuration file defining the views you want.
  • DDL statements.

Define Views Using a Configuration File

User Defined Views are defined in a JSON-formatted configuration file called UserDefinedViews.json. The connector automatically detects the views specified in this file.

You can also have multiple view definitions and control them using the UserDefinedViews connection property. When you use this property, only the specified views are seen by the connector.

This User Defined View configuration file is formatted as follows:

  • Each root element defines the name of a view.
  • Each root element contains a child element, called query, which contains the custom SQL query for the view.

For example:

{
    "MyView": {
        "query": "SELECT * FROM Accounts WHERE MyColumn = 'value'"
    },
    "MyView2": {
        "query": "SELECT * FROM MyTable WHERE Id IN (1,2,3)"
    }
}

Use the UserDefinedViews connection property to specify the location of your JSON configuration file. For example:

"UserDefinedViews", "C:\Users\yourusername\Desktop\tmp\UserDefinedViews.json"

Schema for User Defined Views

User Defined Views are exposed in the UserViews schema by default. This is done to avoid the view's name clashing with an actual entity in the data model. You can change the name of the schema used for UserViews by setting the UserViewsSchemaName property.

Work with User Defined Views

For example, a SQL statement with a User Defined View called UserViews.RCustomers only lists customers in Raleigh:

SELECT * FROM Customers WHERE City = 'Raleigh';

An example of a query to the driver:

SELECT * FROM UserViews.RCustomers WHERE Status = 'Active';

Resulting in the effective query to the source:

SELECT * FROM Customers WHERE City = 'Raleigh' AND Status = 'Active';

That is a very simple example of a query to a User Defined View that is effectively a combination of the view query and the view definition. It is possible to compose these queries in much more complex patterns. All SQL operations are allowed in both queries and are combined when appropriate.

SSL Configuration

Customize the SSL Configuration

By default, the connector attempts to negotiate SSL/TLS by checking the server's certificate against the system's trusted certificate store.

To specify another certificate, see the SSLServerCert property for the available formats to do so.

Data Model

The Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations connector models Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations entities in relational Tables, Views, and Stored Procedures. The table definitions are dynamically obtained from the OData service you connect to. Any changes in the metadata, such as added or removed columns or changes in data type, can be loaded by reconnecting.

Tables

The connector models the writable entities described in the service metadata document as bidirectional Tables.

Stored Procedures

Stored Procedures are function-like interfaces to the data source. They can be used to perform additional operations that fall outside of the

standard CRUD model such as retrieving an OAuth access token.

Tables

The connector uses the OData services of Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations to dynamically obtain a list of tables. All of your Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations tables will display as available once you connect.

Stored Procedures

Stored procedures are available to complement the data available from the Data Model. It may be necessary to update data available from a view using a stored procedure because the data does not provide for direct, table-like, two-way updates. In these situations, the retrieval of the data is done using the appropriate view or table, while the update is done by calling a stored procedure. Stored procedures take a list of parameters and return back a dataset that contains the collection of tuples that constitute the response.

Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Connector Stored Procedures

Name Description
CreateSchema Creates a schema file for the specified table or view.
GetAdminConsentURL Gets the admin consent URL that must be opened separately by an admin of a given domain to grant access to your application. Only needed when using custom OAuth credentials.
GetOAuthAccessToken Gets the auth token used to authenticate to the service.
GetOAuthAuthorizationUrl Gets an authorization URL from the data source. The authorization URL can be used to generate a verifier required to obtain the OAuth token.
RefreshOAuthAccessToken Obtains an updated OAuthAccessToken if passed a token to refresh.

CreateSchema

Creates a schema file for the specified table or view.

Input
Name Type Description
TableName String The name of the table or view.
FileName String The full file path and name of the schema to generate. Ex : 'C:\Users\User\Desktop\Businessbridge\Contents.rsd'
Result Set Columns
Name Type Description
Result String Returns Success or Failure.

GetAdminConsentURL

Gets the admin consent URL that must be opened separately by an admin of a given domain to grant access to your application. Only needed when using custom OAuth credentials.

Input
Name Type Description
CallbackUrl String The URL the user will be redirected to after authorizing your application. This value must match the Reply URL in the Azure AD app settings.
State String The same value for state that you sent when you requested the authorization code.
Result Set Columns
Name Type Description
URL String The authorization URL, entered into a Web browser to obtain the verifier token and authorize your app.

GetOAuthAccessToken

Gets the auth token used to authenticate to the service.

Input
Name Type Description
AuthMode String The type of authentication you are attempting. Use App for a Windows application, or Web for Web-based applications. The default value is APP.
Verifier String A verifier returned by the service that must be input to return the access token. Needed only when using the Web auth mode. Obtained by navigating to the URL returned in GetOAuthAuthorizationUrl.
CallbackUrl String The URL the user will be redirected to after authorizing your application.
State String This field indicates any state that may be useful to your application upon receipt of the response. Your application receives the same value it sent, as this parameter makes a round-trip to Dynamics authorization server and back. Uses include redirecting the user to the correct resource in your site, using nonces, and mitigating cross-site request forgery.
Prompt String Defaults to 'select_account' which prompts the user to select account while authenticating. Set to 'None', for no prompt, 'login' to force user to enter their credentials or 'consent' to trigger the OAuth consent dialog after the user signs in, asking the user to grant permissions to the app.
Result Set Columns
Name Type Description
OAuthAccessToken String The OAuth access token.
\* String Other outputs that may be returned by the data source.

GetOAuthAuthorizationUrl

Gets an authorization URL from the data source. The authorization URL can be used to generate a verifier required to obtain the OAuth token.

Input
Name Type Description
CallbackURL String The URL the user will be redirected to after authorizing your application.
State String This field indicates any state that may be useful to your application upon receipt of the response. Your application receives the same value it sent, as this parameter makes a round-trip to Dynamics authorization server and back. Uses include redirecting the user to the correct resource in your site, using nonces, and mitigating cross-site request forgery.
Prompt String Defaults to 'select_account' which prompts the user to select account while authenticating. Set to 'None', for no prompt, 'login' to force user to enter their credentials or 'consent' to trigger the OAuth consent dialog after the user signs in, asking the user to grant permissions to the app.
Result Set Columns
Name Type Description
Url String The authorization URL that will need to be opened for the user to authorize your app.

RefreshOAuthAccessToken

Obtains an updated OAuthAccessToken if passed a token to refresh.

Input
Name Type Description
OAuthRefreshToken String The refresh token returned from the original authorization code exchange.
Result Set Columns
Name Type Description
OAuthAccessToken String The new OAuthAccessToken returned from the service.
OAuthRefreshToken String A token that may be used to obtain a new access token.
ExpiresIn String The remaining lifetime on the access token.

System Tables

You can query the system tables described in this section to access schema information, information on data source functionality, and batch operation statistics.

Schema Tables

The following tables return database metadata for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations:

Data Source Tables

The following tables return information about how to connect to and query the data source:

  • sys_connection_props: Returns information on the available connection properties.
  • sys_sqlinfo: Describes the SELECT queries that the connector can offload to the data source.

Query Information Tables

The following table returns query statistics for data modification queries, including batch operations:

  • sys_identity: Returns information about batch operations or single updates.

sys_catalogs

Lists the available databases.

The following query retrieves all databases determined by the connection string:

SELECT * FROM sys_catalogs
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The database name.

sys_schemas

Lists the available schemas.

The following query retrieves all available schemas:

SELECT * FROM sys_schemas
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The database name.
SchemaName String The schema name.

sys_tables

Lists the available tables.

The following query retrieves the available tables and views:

SELECT * FROM sys_tables
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The database containing the table or view.
SchemaName String The schema containing the table or view.
TableName String The name of the table or view.
TableType String The table type (table or view).
Description String A description of the table or view.
IsUpdateable Boolean Whether the table can be updated.

sys_tablecolumns

Describes the columns of the available tables and views.

The following query returns the columns and data types for the Accounts table:

SELECT ColumnName, DataTypeName FROM sys_tablecolumns WHERE TableName='Accounts'
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The name of the database containing the table or view.
SchemaName String The schema containing the table or view.
TableName String The name of the table or view containing the column.
ColumnName String The column name.
DataTypeName String The data type name.
DataType Int32 An integer indicating the data type. This value is determined at run time based on the environment.
Length Int32 The storage size of the column.
DisplaySize Int32 The designated column's normal maximum width in characters.
NumericPrecision Int32 The maximum number of digits in numeric data. The column length in characters for character and date-time data.
NumericScale Int32 The column scale or number of digits to the right of the decimal point.
IsNullable Boolean Whether the column can contain null.
Description String A brief description of the column.
Ordinal Int32 The sequence number of the column.
IsAutoIncrement String Whether the column value is assigned in fixed increments.
IsGeneratedColumn String Whether the column is generated.
IsHidden Boolean Whether the column is hidden.
IsArray Boolean Whether the column is an array.

sys_procedures

Lists the available stored procedures.

The following query retrieves the available stored procedures:

SELECT * FROM sys_procedures
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The database containing the stored procedure.
SchemaName String The schema containing the stored procedure.
ProcedureName String The name of the stored procedure.
Description String A description of the stored procedure.
ProcedureType String The type of the procedure, such as PROCEDURE or FUNCTION.

sys_procedureparameters

Describes stored procedure parameters.

The following query returns information about all of the input parameters for the GetOAuthAccessToken stored procedure:

SELECT * FROM sys_procedureparameters WHERE ProcedureName='GetOAuthAccessToken' AND Direction=1 OR Direction=2
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The name of the database containing the stored procedure.
SchemaName String The name of the schema containing the stored procedure.
ProcedureName String The name of the stored procedure containing the parameter.
ColumnName String The name of the stored procedure parameter.
Direction Int32 An integer corresponding to the type of the parameter: input (1), input/output (2), or output(4). input/output type parameters can be both input and output parameters.
DataTypeName String The name of the data type.
DataType Int32 An integer indicating the data type. This value is determined at run time based on the environment.
Length Int32 The number of characters allowed for character data. The number of digits allowed for numeric data.
NumericPrecision Int32 The maximum precision for numeric data. The column length in characters for character and date-time data.
NumericScale Int32 The number of digits to the right of the decimal point in numeric data.
IsNullable Boolean Whether the parameter can contain null.
IsRequired Boolean Whether the parameter is required for execution of the procedure.
IsArray Boolean Whether the parameter is an array.
Description String The description of the parameter.
Ordinal Int32 The index of the parameter.

sys_keycolumns

Describes the primary and foreign keys.

The following query retrieves the primary key for the Accounts table:

SELECT * FROM sys_keycolumns WHERE IsKey='True' AND TableName='Accounts'
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The name of the database containing the key.
SchemaName String The name of the schema containing the key.
TableName String The name of the table containing the key.
ColumnName String The name of the key column.
IsKey Boolean Whether the column is a primary key in the table referenced in the TableName field.
IsForeignKey Boolean Whether the column is a foreign key referenced in the TableName field.
PrimaryKeyName String The name of the primary key.
ForeignKeyName String The name of the foreign key.
ReferencedCatalogName String The database containing the primary key.
ReferencedSchemaName String The schema containing the primary key.
ReferencedTableName String The table containing the primary key.
ReferencedColumnName String The column name of the primary key.

sys_foreignkeys

Describes the foreign keys.

The following query retrieves all foreign keys which refer to other tables:

SELECT * FROM sys_foreignkeys WHERE ForeignKeyType = 'FOREIGNKEY_TYPE_IMPORT'
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The name of the database containing the key.
SchemaName String The name of the schema containing the key.
TableName String The name of the table containing the key.
ColumnName String The name of the key column.
PrimaryKeyName String The name of the primary key.
ForeignKeyName String The name of the foreign key.
ReferencedCatalogName String The database containing the primary key.
ReferencedSchemaName String The schema containing the primary key.
ReferencedTableName String The table containing the primary key.
ReferencedColumnName String The column name of the primary key.
ForeignKeyType String Designates whether the foreign key is an import (points to other tables) or export (referenced from other tables) key.

sys_indexes

Describes the available indexes. By filtering on indexes, you can write more selective queries with faster query response times.

The following query retrieves all indexes that are not primary keys:

SELECT * FROM sys_indexes WHERE IsPrimary='false'
Columns
Name Type Description
CatalogName String The name of the database containing the index.
SchemaName String The name of the schema containing the index.
TableName String The name of the table containing the index.
IndexName String The index name.
ColumnName String The name of the column associated with the index.
IsUnique Boolean True if the index is unique. False otherwise.
IsPrimary Boolean True if the index is a primary key. False otherwise.
Type Int16 An integer value corresponding to the index type: statistic (0), clustered (1), hashed (2), or other (3).
SortOrder String The sort order: A for ascending or D for descending.
OrdinalPosition Int16 The sequence number of the column in the index.

sys_connection_props

Returns information on the available connection properties and those set in the connection string.

When querying this table, the config connection string should be used:

jdbc:cdata:d365finop:config:

This connection string enables you to query this table without a valid connection.

The following query retrieves all connection properties that have been set in the connection string or set through a default value:

SELECT * FROM sys_connection_props WHERE Value <> ''
Columns
Name Type Description
Name String The name of the connection property.
ShortDescription String A brief description.
Type String The data type of the connection property.
Default String The default value if one is not explicitly set.
Values String A comma-separated list of possible values. A validation error is thrown if another value is specified.
Value String The value you set or a preconfigured default.
Required Boolean Whether the property is required to connect.
Category String The category of the connection property.
IsSessionProperty String Whether the property is a session property, used to save information about the current connection.
Sensitivity String The sensitivity level of the property. This informs whether the property is obfuscated in logging and authentication forms.
PropertyName String A camel-cased truncated form of the connection property name.
Ordinal Int32 The index of the parameter.
CatOrdinal Int32 The index of the parameter category.
Hierarchy String Shows dependent properties associated that need to be set alongside this one.
Visible Boolean Informs whether the property is visible in the connection UI.
ETC String Various miscellaneous information about the property.

sys_sqlinfo

Describes the SELECT query processing that the connector can offload to the data source.

Collaborative Query Processing

When working with data sources that do not support SQL-92, you can query the sys_sqlinfo view to determine the query capabilities of the underlying APIs, expressed in SQL syntax. The connector offloads as much of the SELECT statement processing as possible to the server and then processes the rest of the query in memory.

Discovering the Data Source's SELECT Capabilities

Below is an example data set of SQL capabilities. The following result set indicates the SELECT functionality that the connector can offload to the data source or process client side. Your data source may support additional SQL syntax. Some aspects of SELECT functionality are returned in a comma-separated list if supported; otherwise, the column contains NO.

Name Description Possible Values
AGGREGATE_FUNCTIONS Supported aggregation functions. AVG, COUNT, MAX, MIN, SUM, DISTINCT
COUNT Whether COUNT function is supported. YES, NO
IDENTIFIER_QUOTE_OPEN_CHAR The opening character used to escape an identifier. [
IDENTIFIER_QUOTE_CLOSE_CHAR The closing character used to escape an identifier. ]
SUPPORTED_OPERATORS A list of supported SQL operators. =, >, <, >=, <=, <>, !=, LIKE, NOT LIKE, IN, NOT IN, IS NULL, IS NOT NULL, AND, OR
GROUP_BY Whether GROUP BY is supported, and, if so, the degree of support. NO, NO_RELATION, EQUALS_SELECT, SQL_GB_COLLATE
STRING_FUNCTIONS Supported string functions. LENGTH, CHAR, LOCATE, REPLACE, SUBSTRING, RTRIM, LTRIM, RIGHT, LEFT, UCASE, SPACE, SOUNDEX, LCASE, CONCAT, ASCII, REPEAT, OCTET, BIT, POSITION, INSERT, TRIM, UPPER, REGEXP, LOWER, DIFFERENCE, CHARACTER, SUBSTR, STR, REVERSE, PLAN, UUIDTOSTR, TRANSLATE, TRAILING, TO, STUFF, STRTOUUID, STRING, SPLIT, SORTKEY, SIMILAR, REPLICATE, PATINDEX, LPAD, LEN, LEADING, KEY, INSTR, INSERTSTR, HTML, GRAPHICAL, CONVERT, COLLATION, CHARINDEX, BYTE
NUMERIC_FUNCTIONS Supported numeric functions. ABS, ACOS, ASIN, ATAN, ATAN2, CEILING, COS, COT, EXP, FLOOR, LOG, MOD, SIGN, SIN, SQRT, TAN, PI, RAND, DEGREES, LOG10, POWER, RADIANS, ROUND, TRUNCATE
TIMEDATE_FUNCTIONS Supported date/time functions. NOW, CURDATE, DAYOFMONTH, DAYOFWEEK, DAYOFYEAR, MONTH, QUARTER, WEEK, YEAR, CURTIME, HOUR, MINUTE, SECOND, TIMESTAMPADD, TIMESTAMPDIFF, DAYNAME, MONTHNAME, CURRENT_DATE, CURRENT_TIME, CURRENT_TIMESTAMP, EXTRACT
REPLICATION_SKIP_TABLES Indicates tables skipped during replication.
REPLICATION_TIMECHECK_COLUMNS A string array containing a list of columns which will be used to check for (in the given order) to use as a modified column during replication.
IDENTIFIER_PATTERN String value indicating what string is valid for an identifier.
SUPPORT_TRANSACTION Indicates if the provider supports transactions such as commit and rollback. YES, NO
DIALECT Indicates the SQL dialect to use.
KEY_PROPERTIES Indicates the properties which identify the uniform database.
SUPPORTS_MULTIPLE_SCHEMAS Indicates if multiple schemas may exist for the provider. YES, NO
SUPPORTS_MULTIPLE_CATALOGS Indicates if multiple catalogs may exist for the provider. YES, NO
DATASYNCVERSION The Data Sync version needed to access this driver. Standard, Starter, Professional, Enterprise
DATASYNCCATEGORY The Data Sync category of this driver. Source, Destination, Cloud Destination
SUPPORTSENHANCEDSQL Whether enhanced SQL functionality beyond what is offered by the API is supported. TRUE, FALSE
SUPPORTS_BATCH_OPERATIONS Whether batch operations are supported. YES, NO
SQL_CAP All supported SQL capabilities for this driver. SELECT, INSERT, DELETE, UPDATE, TRANSACTIONS, ORDERBY, OAUTH, ASSIGNEDID, LIMIT, LIKE, BULKINSERT, COUNT, BULKDELETE, BULKUPDATE, GROUPBY, HAVING, AGGS, OFFSET, REPLICATE, COUNTDISTINCT, JOINS, DROP, CREATE, DISTINCT, INNERJOINS, SUBQUERIES, ALTER, MULTIPLESCHEMAS, GROUPBYNORELATION, OUTERJOINS, UNIONALL, UNION, UPSERT, GETDELETED, CROSSJOINS, GROUPBYCOLLATE, MULTIPLECATS, FULLOUTERJOIN, MERGE, JSONEXTRACT, BULKUPSERT, SUM, SUBQUERIESFULL, MIN, MAX, JOINSFULL, XMLEXTRACT, AVG, MULTISTATEMENTS, FOREIGNKEYS, CASE, LEFTJOINS, COMMAJOINS, WITH, LITERALS, RENAME, NESTEDTABLES, EXECUTE, BATCH, BASIC, INDEX
PREFERRED_CACHE_OPTIONS A string value specifies the preferred cacheOptions.
ENABLE_EF_ADVANCED_QUERY Indicates if the driver directly supports advanced queries coming from Entity Framework. If not, queries will be handled client side. YES, NO
PSEUDO_COLUMNS A string array indicating the available pseudo columns.
MERGE_ALWAYS If the value is true, The Merge Mode is forcibly executed in Data Sync. TRUE, FALSE
REPLICATION_MIN_DATE_QUERY A select query to return the replicate start datetime.
REPLICATION_MIN_FUNCTION Allows a provider to specify the formula name to use for executing a server side min.
REPLICATION_START_DATE Allows a provider to specify a replicate startdate.
REPLICATION_MAX_DATE_QUERY A select query to return the replicate end datetime.
REPLICATION_MAX_FUNCTION Allows a provider to specify the formula name to use for executing a server side max.
IGNORE_INTERVALS_ON_INITIAL_REPLICATE A list of tables which will skip dividing the replicate into chunks on the initial replicate.
CHECKCACHE_USE_PARENTID Indicates whether the CheckCache statement should be done against the parent key column. TRUE, FALSE
CREATE_SCHEMA_PROCEDURES Indicates stored procedures that can be used for generating schema files.

The following query retrieves the operators that can be used in the WHERE clause:

SELECT * FROM sys_sqlinfo WHERE Name='SUPPORTED_OPERATORS'

Note that individual tables may have different limitations or requirements on the WHERE clause; refer to the Data Model section for more information.

Columns
Name Type Description
NAME String A component of SQL syntax, or a capability that can be processed on the server.
VALUE String Detail on the supported SQL or SQL syntax.

sys_identity

Returns information about attempted modifications.

The following query retrieves the Ids of the modified rows in a batch operation:

SELECT * FROM sys_identity
Columns
Name Type Description
Id String The database-generated ID returned from a data modification operation.
Batch String An identifier for the batch. 1 for a single operation.
Operation String The result of the operation in the batch: INSERTED, UPDATED, or DELETED.
Message String SUCCESS or an error message if the update in the batch failed.

Data Type Mapping

Data Type Mappings

The connector maps types from the data source to the corresponding data type available in the schema. The table below documents these mappings.

Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (OData V4) Schema
Edm.Binary binary
Edm.Boolean bool
Edm.Date datetime
Edm.DateTimeOffset datetime
Edm.Decimal decimal
Edm.Double double
Edm.Guid guid
Edm.Int32 int
Edm.String string
Edm.TimeOfDay time

Advanced Configurations Properties

The advanced configurations properties are the various options that can be used to establish a connection. This section provides a complete list of the options you can configure. Click the links for further details.

Authentication

Property Description
AuthScheme The type of authentication to use when connecting to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations.
OrganizationURL The URL to your Dynamics 365 organization. For instance, https://abc123.cloudax.dynamics.com/.
ApiVersion The API version being used. This can be specified to access a new version of the API once it is released.

Azure Authentication

Property Description
AzureTenant The Microsoft Online tenant being used to access data. If not specified, your default tentant will be used.
AzureEnvironment The Azure Environment to use when establishing a connection.

OAuth

Property Description
InitiateOAuth Set this property to initiate the process to obtain or refresh the OAuth access token when you connect.
OAuthClientId The client ID assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.
OAuthClientSecret The client secret assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.

SSL

Property Description
SSLServerCert The certificate to be accepted from the server when connecting using TLS/SSL.

Schema

Property Description
Location A path to the directory that contains the schema files defining tables, views, and stored procedures.
BrowsableSchemas This property restricts the schemas reported to a subset of the available schemas. For example, BrowsableSchemas=SchemaA, SchemaB, SchemaC.
Tables This property restricts the tables reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Tables=TableA, TableB, TableC.
Views Restricts the views reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Views=ViewA, ViewB, ViewC.

Miscellaneous

Property Description
CrossCompany Whether to pull data for all companies or just the user's default company.
CustomUrlParams The custom query string to be included in the request.
IncludeNavigationProperties A boolean indicating if navigation properties should be included in the column listing.
MaxRows Limits the number of rows returned rows when no aggregation or group by is used in the query. This helps avoid performance issues at design time.
Other These hidden properties are used only in specific use cases.
PseudoColumns This property indicates whether or not to include pseudo columns as columns to the table.
Timeout The value in seconds until the timeout error is thrown, canceling the operation.
UseClientSidePaging Whether or not the ADO.NET Provider for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations should use multiple threads with client side paging.
UseDynamicStoredProcedures A boolean indicating if dynamic stored procedures should be exposed.

Authentication

This section provides a complete list of authentication properties you can configure.

Property Description
AuthScheme The type of authentication to use when connecting to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations.
OrganizationURL The URL to your Dynamics 365 organization. For instance, https://abc123.cloudax.dynamics.com/.
ApiVersion The API version being used. This can be specified to access a new version of the API once it is released.

AuthScheme

The type of authentication to use when connecting to Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. Currently, only AzureServicePrincipal is supported.

Possible Values

AzureServicePrincipal

Data Type

string

Default Value

AzureServicePrincipal

Remarks
  • AzureServicePrincipal: Set this to authenticate as an Azure Service Principal.

OrganizationURL

The URL to your Dynamics 365 organization. For instance, https://abc123.cloudax.dynamics.com/.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The URL you use to log into your Dynamics 365 organization. For instance, https://abc123.crm.dynamics.com/. This may also be known as the resource.

ApiVersion

The API version being used. This can be specified to access a new version of the API once it is released.

Data Type

string

Default Value

9.0

Remarks

The API version being used. This can be specified to access a new version of the API once it is released. Otherwise, you can use the default.

Azure Authentication

This section provides a complete list of Azure authentication properties you can configure.

Property Description
AzureTenant The Microsoft Online tenant being used to access data. If not specified, your default tentant will be used.
AzureEnvironment The Azure Environment to use when establishing a connection.

AzureTenant

The Microsoft Online tenant being used to access data. If not specified, your default tentant will be used.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The Microsoft Online tenant being used to access data. For instance, "example.onmicrosoft.com". Alternatively, specify the tenant ID. This value is the directory ID in the Azure Portal > Azure Active Directory > Properties.

Typically it is not necessary to specify the tenant. This can be automatically determined by Microsoft. However, it may fail in the case that the user belongs to multiple tenants. For instance, if an admin of domain A invites a user of domain B to be a guest user. The user will now belong to both tenants. It is a good practice to specify the tenant, although in general things should normally work without having to specify it.

AzureEnvironment

The Azure Environment to use when establishing a connection.

Possible Values

GLOBAL, CHINA, GERMANY, USGOVT

Data Type

string

Default Value

GLOBAL

Remarks

In most cases, leaving the environment set to global will work. However, if your Azure Account has been added to a different environment, the AzureEnvironment may be used to specify which environment.

OAuth

This section provides a complete list of OAuth properties you can configure.

Property Description
InitiateOAuth Set this property to initiate the process to obtain or refresh the OAuth access token when you connect.
OAuthClientId The client ID assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.
OAuthClientSecret The client secret assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.

InitiateOAuth

Set this property to initiate the process to obtain or refresh the OAuth access token when you connect.

Possible Values

"GETANDREFRESH"

Data Type

string

Default Value

GETANDREFRESH

Remarks

The following option is supported:

  • GETANDREFRESH: Indicates that the entire OAuth Flow will be handled by the connector. If no token currently exists, it will be obtained. If a token exists, it will be refreshed when applicable.

OAuthClientId

The client ID assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

As part of registering an OAuth application, you will receive the OAuthClientId value, sometimes also called a consumer key, and a client secret, the OAuthClientSecret.

OAuthClientSecret

The client secret assigned when you register your application with an OAuth authorization server.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

As part of registering an OAuth application, you will receive the client secret, also called a consumer secret. Set the client secret as the OAuthClientSecret property.

You will also receive an OAuthClientId, also called a consumer key.

SSL

This section provides a complete list of SSL properties you can configure.

Property Description
SSLServerCert The certificate to be accepted from the server when connecting using TLS/SSL.

SSLServerCert

The certificate to be accepted from the server when connecting using TLS/SSL.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

If using a TLS/SSL connection, this property can be used to specify the TLS/SSL certificate to be accepted from the server. Any other certificate that is not trusted by the machine is rejected.

This property can take the following forms:

Description Example
A full PEM Certificate (example shortened for brevity) -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- MIIChTCCAe4CAQAwDQYJKoZIhv......Qw== -----END CERTIFICATE-----
A path to a local file containing the certificate C:\cert.cer
The public key (example shortened for brevity) -----BEGIN RSA PUBLIC KEY----- MIGfMA0GCSq......AQAB -----END RSA PUBLIC KEY-----
The MD5 Thumbprint (hex values can also be either space or colon separated) ecadbdda5a1529c58a1e9e09828d70e4
The SHA1 Thumbprint (hex values can also be either space or colon separated) 34a929226ae0819f2ec14b4a3d904f801cbb150d

If not specified, any certificate trusted by the machine is accepted.

Certificates are validated as trusted by the machine based on the System's trust store. The trust store used is the 'javax.net.ssl.trustStore' value specified for the system. If no value is specified for this property, Java's default trust store is used (for example, JAVA_HOME\lib\security\cacerts).

Use '*' to signify to accept all certificates. Note that this is not recommended due to security concerns.

Schema

This section provides a complete list of schema properties you can configure.

Property Description
Location A path to the directory that contains the schema files defining tables, views, and stored procedures.
BrowsableSchemas This property restricts the schemas reported to a subset of the available schemas. For example, BrowsableSchemas=SchemaA, SchemaB, SchemaC.
Tables This property restricts the tables reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Tables=TableA, TableB, TableC.
Views Restricts the views reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Views=ViewA, ViewB, ViewC.

Location

A path to the directory that contains the schema files defining tables, views, and stored procedures.

Data Type

string

Default Value

%APPDATA%\D365FinOp Data Provider\Schema

Remarks

The path to a directory which contains the schema files for the connector (.rsd files for tables and views, .rsb files for stored procedures). The folder location can be a relative path from the location of the executable. The Location property is only needed if you want to customize definitions (for example, change a column name, ignore a column, and so on) or extend the data model with new tables, views, or stored procedures.

If left unspecified, the default location is "%APPDATA%\D365FinOp Data Provider\Schema" with %APPDATA% being set to the user's configuration directory:

Platform %APPDATA%
Windows The value of the APPDATA environment variable
Mac ~/Library/Application Support
Linux ~/.config

BrowsableSchemas

This property restricts the schemas reported to a subset of the available schemas. For example, BrowsableSchemas=SchemaA,SchemaB,SchemaC.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Listing the schemas from databases can be expensive. Providing a list of schemas in the connection string improves the performance.

Tables

This property restricts the tables reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Tables=TableA,TableB,TableC.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Listing the tables from some databases can be expensive. Providing a list of tables in the connection string improves the performance of the connector.

This property can also be used as an alternative to automatically listing views if you already know which ones you want to work with and there would otherwise be too many to work with.

Specify the tables you want in a comma-separated list. Each table should be a valid SQL identifier with any special characters escaped using square brackets, double-quotes or backticks. For example, Tables=TableA,[TableB/WithSlash],WithCatalog.WithSchema.`TableC With Space`.

Note that when connecting to a data source with multiple schemas or catalogs, you will need to provide the fully qualified name of the table in this property, as in the last example here, to avoid ambiguity between tables that exist in multiple catalogs or schemas.

Views

Restricts the views reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Views=ViewA,ViewB,ViewC.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

Listing the views from some databases can be expensive. Providing a list of views in the connection string improves the performance of the connector.

This property can also be used as an alternative to automatically listing views if you already know which ones you want to work with and there would otherwise be too many to work with.

Specify the views you want in a comma-separated list. Each view should be a valid SQL identifier with any special characters escaped using square brackets, double-quotes or backticks. For example, Views=ViewA,[ViewB/WithSlash],WithCatalog.WithSchema.`ViewC With Space`.

Note that when connecting to a data source with multiple schemas or catalogs, you will need to provide the fully qualified name of the table in this property, as in the last example here, to avoid ambiguity between tables that exist in multiple catalogs or schemas.

Miscellaneous

This section provides a complete list of miscellaneous properties you can configure.

Property Description
CrossCompany Whether to pull data for all companies or just the user's default company.
CustomUrlParams The custom query string to be included in the request.
IncludeNavigationProperties A boolean indicating if navigation properties should be included in the column listing.
MaxRows Limits the number of rows returned rows when no aggregation or group by is used in the query. This helps avoid performance issues at design time.
Other These hidden properties are used only in specific use cases.
PseudoColumns This property indicates whether or not to include pseudo columns as columns to the table.
Timeout The value in seconds until the timeout error is thrown, canceling the operation.
UseClientSidePaging Whether or not the ADO.NET Provider for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations should use multiple threads with client side paging.
UseDynamicStoredProcedures A boolean indicating if dynamic stored procedures should be exposed.

CrossCompany

Whether to pull data for all companies or just the user's default company.

Data Type

bool

Default Value

false

Remarks

Whether to pull data for all companies or just the user's default company.

CustomUrlParams

The custom query string to be included in the request.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The CustomUrlParams allow you to specify custom query string parameters that are included with the HTTP request. The parameters must be encoded as a query string in the form field1=value1&field2=value2&field3=value3. The values in the query string must be URL encoded.

IncludeNavigationProperties

A boolean indicating if navigation properties should be included in the column listing.

Data Type

bool

Default Value

false

Remarks

Navigation properties will not populate with information when retrieving data. Instead, navigation properties may be used to bind to an existing resource during inserts or updates. For example:

INSERT INTO accounts (_primarycontactid_value) VALUES ('123456')

To specify multiple values, use a comma-separated list. For instance:

INSERT INTO accounts (lead_customer_accounts) VALUES ('123,456')

MaxRows

Limits the number of rows returned rows when no aggregation or group by is used in the query. This helps avoid performance issues at design time.

Data Type

int

Default Value

-1

Remarks

Limits the number of rows returned rows when no aggregation or group by is used in the query. This helps avoid performance issues at design time.

Other

These hidden properties are used only in specific use cases.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

The properties listed below are available for specific use cases. Normal driver use cases and functionality should not require these properties.

Specify multiple properties in a semicolon-separated list.

Integration and Formatting
Property Description
DefaultColumnSize Sets the default length of string fields when the data source does not provide column length in the metadata. The default value is 2000.
ConvertDateTimeToGMT Determines whether to convert date-time values to GMT, instead of the local time of the machine.
RecordToFile=filename Records the underlying socket data transfer to the specified file.

PseudoColumns

This property indicates whether or not to include pseudo columns as columns to the table.

Data Type

string

Default Value

""

Remarks

This setting is particularly helpful in Entity Framework, which does not allow you to set a value for a pseudo column unless it is a table column. The value of this connection setting is of the format "Table1=Column1, Table1=Column2, Table2=Column3". You can use the "*" character to include all tables and all columns; for example, "*=*".

Timeout

The value in seconds until the timeout error is thrown, canceling the operation.

Data Type

int

Default Value

60

Remarks

If Timeout = 0, operations do not time out. The operations run until they complete successfully or until they encounter an error condition.

If Timeout expires and the operation is not yet complete, the connector throws an exception.

UseClientSidePaging

Whether or not the ADO.NET Provider for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations should use multiple threads with client side paging.

Data Type

bool

Default Value

true

Remarks

Regardless of this value, the Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations connector will always use client side paging to retrieve data. However, setting this value to false will cause only a single thread to be used to execute this operation instead of attempting to use multiple threads to improve performance.

UseDynamicStoredProcedures

A boolean indicating if dynamic stored procedures should be exposed.

Data Type

bool

Default Value

false

Remarks

A boolean indicating if dynamic stored procedures should be exposed.