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Microsoft Dynamics GP 2016 Cookbook by Mark Polino, Ian Grieve

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Activating OData for better external analysis

OData stands for Open Data Protocol. It is an open protocol that allows the creation and consumption of data. In particular, OData allows web clients to publish and edit resources, identified using URLs and defined in a data model. With respect to Dynamics GP, it facilitates easy, secure access to GP data for any number of needs, including reporting and analytics.

There are some pretty significant installation and setup requirements for OData before it's ready to use, but the end result is worth it, so we'll cover that here.

Getting ready

OData is installed separately from the GP installation media. Ian has already done a terrific job of explaining how to install OData for Dynamics GP at http://azrcrv.co.uk/EL80CN ...

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