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  • Blog Post: Security and the SData Gadget and ReadOnly SData provider

    For an introduction to SData REST based web services then please see the article " Accessing SData Provider " Another example of how SData is used in Sage CRM v7's Interactive Dashboard feature can be found here: " An SData Example – the Sage CRM V7.0 Interactive Dashboard...
  • Blog Post: Making an External Table Available as an SData Gadget in the Interactive Dashboard

    Sage CRM has the ability to link to external databases and then allow the System Administrator or Implementor to build screens that look and behave very like system screens. I have written about this before in several articles Linking to 3rd Party Databases Connecting to an External ODBC database...
  • Blog Post: Video: Explaining how SData is used in the Interactive Dashboard in Sage CRM v7

    A new video that discusses the use of SData in the Sage CRM v7 Interactive Dashboard has been added to the SData showcase site . The Sage CRM new Interactive Dashboard enables simple, codeless data integration with the SData Gadget. Simply by point-and-click interaction, a user can integrate other...
  • Blog Post: Sage CRM v7 and Referential Integrity

    One of the great strengths of Sage CRM is its openness. Its data model is documented and published and members of the Developer Program can download the latest data model for Sage CRM v7 . There are a couple of recorded lessons that discuss the database concepts used in Sage CRM. Entities and...
  • Blog Post: Building an SData Gadget to view current users

    In the screen shot below you can see that I have a gadget that allows me to see which users are currently logged on into Sage CRM. This is an example of an SData gadget. It's based on a simple view that a System Administrator can create. SData gadgets can be built from either a table in...
  • Blog Post: Info Managers and System Administrators can share Gadgets with colleagues

    If a user is an Info Manager or a System Administrator then they can create Library Gadgets. This means if they have a brilliant idea that can be displayed as an SData, Chart or List gadget then they can build that gadget in such a way as to allow other users to include it in their own Interactive Dashboards...
  • Blog Post: Enhancements to the way you work with SData gadgets on the Interactive Dashboard

    SData [or Sage Data] is a technology developed by Sage to enable our desktop, web-based and server software to communicate with each other. It therefore provides the basis for Sage to provide integrated business solutions. In a CRM context, SData Feeds can be consumed in a read-only format within...