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Complete read-write access to Sage 50 UK enables developers to search (Customers, Transactions, Invoices, Sales Receipts, etc.), update items, edit customers, and more, from any Java/J2EE application.

Query Sage 50 UK Data in ColdFusion



Write standard ColdFusion data access code to connect to Sage 50 UK data.

The CData JDBC Driver for Sage 50 UK seamlessly integrates connectivity to Sage 50 UK data with the rapid development tools in ColdFusion. This article shows how to connect to Sage 50 UK data in ColdFusion and query Sage 50 UK tables.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Sage 50 UK in ColdFusion

The JDBC data source enables you to execute SQL from standard ColdFusion tags like cfquery and CFScript like executeQuery.

  1. Copy the driver JAR and .lic file from the installation directory onto the ColdFusion classpath. For example, copy the files into C:\MyColdFusionDirectory\cfusion\wwwroot\WEB-INF\lib. Or, open the Java and JVM page in the ColdFusion Administrator and enter the path to the files in the ColdFusion Class Path box.

    The JAR and license for the driver are located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.

    Restart the server after this step.

  2. Add the driver as a data source:

    From the ColdFusion administrator interface, expand the Data & Services node and click Data Sources. In the Add New Data Source section, enter a name for the data source and select Other in the Driver menu.

  3. Populate the driver properties:

    • JDBC URL: Enter connection properties in the JDBC URL. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:sage50uk: and is followed by the connection properties in a semicolon-separated list of name=value pairs.

      Note: Only Sage 50 UK 2012 and above are supported.

      The User and Password properties, under the Connection section, must be set to valid Sage 50 UK user credentials. These values will be the same used to log in to the Sage 50 UK software.

      Additionally, the URL property, under the Connection section, will need to be set to the address of the company dataset desired. To obtain the address, do the following:

      1. If you have not already done so, open the Sage 50 UK software.
      2. Click Tools -> Internet Options.
      3. Select the SData Settings tab.
      4. Click the Details button next to Sage 50 Accounts. A window is displayed containing a list of company names along with the address to their corresponding datasets.
      5. Set the URL property to the value in the address field next to the company desired.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Sage 50 UK JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.sage50uk.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:sage50uk:URL=http://your-server:5493/sdata/accounts50/GCRM/your-address;User=Manager;
    • Driver Class: Enter the driver class. The driver class is cdata.jdbc.sage50uk.Sage50UKDriver.
    • Driver Name: Enter a user-defined name for the driver.
    • Username: Enter the username used to authenticate.
    • Password: Enter the password used to authenticate.

You can now test the connection by enabling the CData Sage 50 UK data source in the Actions column. After reporting a status of OK, the Sage 50 UK data source is ready for use.

Execute Queries

The cfquery tag can pass SQL statements to Sage 50 UK, including INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE.. Use the cfqueryparam tag to create parameterized queries and prevent SQL injection through the query string.

<cfquery name="Sage50UKQuery" dataSource="CDataSage50UK"> SELECT * FROM TradingAccounts WHERE TradingAccountUUID = <cfqueryparam value="#TradingAccountUUID#" cfsqltype="cf_sql_varchar"> </cfquery> <cfdump var="#Sage50UKQuery#">

Below is the equivalent in CFScript:


<cfscript>
result = queryExecute(
  "SELECT * FROM TradingAccounts WHERE TradingAccountUUID = ?", 
  [
    { value="c2ef66a5-a545-413b-9312-79a53caadbc4", cfsqltype="cf_sql_varchar" }
  ],
  { datasource="CDataSage50UK" }
);

writeDump( var= result );
</cfscript> 

You can then make requests to your .cfm like the following:

http://MyServer:8500/query.cfm?TradingAccountUUID=c2ef66a5-a545-413b-9312-79a53caadbc4