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Query Sage 300 Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for Sage 300 data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Sage 300 data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Server), you get live access to Sage 300 data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Sage 300 in Connect and work with live Sage 300 data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Sage 300 Data

CData Connect uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "Sage 300" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Sage 300.

    Sage 300 requires some initial setup in order to communicate over the Sage 300 Web API.

    • Set up the security groups for the Sage 300 user. Give the Sage 300 user access to the option under Security Groups (per each module required).
    • Edit both web.config files in the /Online/Web and /Online/WebApi folders; change the key AllowWebApiAccessForAdmin to true. Restart the webAPI app-pool for the settings to take.
    • Once the user access is configured, click https://server/Sage300WebApi/ to ensure access to the web API.

    Authenticate to Sage 300 using Basic authentication.

    Connect Using Basic Authentication

    You must provide values for the following properties to successfully authenticate to Sage 300. Note that the provider reuses the session opened by Sage 300 using cookies. This means that your credentials are used only on the first request to open the session. After that, cookies returned from Sage 300 are used for authentication.

    • Url: Set this to the url of the server hosting Sage 300. Construct a URL for the Sage 300 Web API as follows: {protocol}://{host-application-path}/v{version}/{tenant}/ For example, http://localhost/Sage300WebApi/v1.0/-/.
    • User: Set this to the username of your account.
    • Password: Set this to the password of your account.
  4. Click Save Changes
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Sage 300 from MySQL Workbench.

Query Sage 300 from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Sage 300 database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Sage 300 data.

Connect to Sage 300 through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Sage 300 Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Sage 300 data, like SELECT * FROM sage300db.OEInvoices;

With access to live Sage 300 data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Sage 300, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with Sage 300 just like a MySQL database today.