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The SAP ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live SAP Business One, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

With the SAP ODBC Business One Driver, accessing Accounts, Activities, Orders, Customers, etc. is as easy as querying a database.

Using the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Business One in PyCharm

Connect to SAP Business One as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Business One.

The CData ODBC Drivers can be used in any environment that supports loading an ODBC Driver. In this tutorial we will explore using the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Business One from within PyCharm. Included are steps for adding the CData ODBC Driver as a data source, as well as basic PyCharm code to query the data source and display results.

To begin, this tutorial will assume that you have already installed the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Business One as well as PyCharm.

Add Pyodbc to the Project

Follow the steps below to add the pyodbc module to your project.

  1. Click File -> Settings to open the project settings window.
  2. Click Project Interpreter from the Project: YourProjectName menu.
  3. To add pyodbc, click the + button and enter pyodbc.
  4. Click Install Package to install pyodbc.

Connect to SAP Business One

You can now connect with an ODBC connection string or a DSN. See the Getting Started section in the CData driver documentation for a guide to creating a DSN on your OS.

To authenticate to SAP Business One you must provide the Userand Passwordproperties.

To connect to data, specify Url. This is your SAP Business One Service Layer root URL.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData SAPBusinessOne Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for SAP Business One Description = My Description Url = http://localhost:50000/b1s/v1 User = username Password = password CompanyDB = dbname

Execute SQL to SAP Business One

Instantiate a Cursor and use the execute method of the Cursor class to execute any SQL statement.

import pyodbc cnxn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={CData ODBC Driver for SAPBusinessOne};Url = http://localhost:50000/b1s/v1;User = username;Password = password;CompanyDB = dbname;') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT DocEntry, DocType FROM Orders WHERE DocType = 'dDocument_Items'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.DocEntry, row.DocType)

After connecting to SAP Business One in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to SAP Business One data as if it were a standard database. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding this tutorial, please contact us at