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Custom Data Connector Navigation Table Functions

I am creating a custom data connector and am currently working on the navigation table. I am writing this using the sdk in visual studio. 

 

I am attempting to have a function in my navigation table that will take in user inputs to search through a larger table with their specified conditions. While I have found evidence that this is possible https://github.com/Microsoft/DataConnectors/tree/master/samples/TripPin/1-OData and https://github.com/Microsoft/DataConnectors/tree/master/samples/OpenApiSample they both seem to import their naviagtion tables in through metadata returned from their queires which is not an option for me. 

 

Despite my best efforts I am yet to find anywhere that actually shows how to do this. I have tried simply putting a function that requires arguments in my navigation table but with no luck as it gives me an error that it is expecting  parameters (which makes sense, but I need the user to enter them).  I have even looked through the json metadata returned by some of the queries in the above examples with the closest I could find to anything was a value in the functions section setting IsComposable="true".

 

Any help or direction to a source which can help me would be greatly appreciated. 

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Re: Custom Data Connector Navigation Table Functions

Hello, did you find a solution? I'm struggling with a similar problem.
Cheers.

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Re: Custom Data Connector Navigation Table Functions

Hi

 

I managed to get it close but not perfect, I am back to looking for a way to do this again. I will let you know if I miraculously do make an progress

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Re: Custom Data Connector Navigation Table Functions

Hi, i also made a workaround for my case. If you're interested, when you try it again, i can try to help.

Cheers.

CAOP

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Re: Custom Data Connector Navigation Table Functions

I see you managed to get some sort of solution to this problem.  I wonder if you would be able to provide some pointers in how you solved it.  

 

I am having the same issue for a custom connector i am working on.  I have a number of functions that take different parameters and i would like to expose them via the navigation table.  I can get it to work if they don't require parameters from the user but i can't work out how to allow them to enter anything.   If i mock up something that auto-generates the Navigation table they appear as expected but unfortunately this isn't really an option for what i need to do.

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