Data access activity

Use a Data access (DAS) activity to permit the process to interact with a database.

You can access tables, views and stored procedures, construct queries within the Designer, and map data from the process onto the query.

A DAS activity is typically used for direct integration with a third-party database without the need to write any code.

Using a Data access activity within a process, you can get, add, update, or delete database records.

Important Before using the Data access activity, create a process variable to hold the database connection string (see Create process variables.) A database connection string helps you connect with the required relational database. The string contains details about how to connect to the selected database, such as a data source, the user ID and the login password.

For example, create a process variable, with the following settings:

  • ID = DBConnectionString

  • Type = String

  • Value = DSN=TotalAgility


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