Access QuickBooks from RazorSQL



The CData JDBC Driver for QuickBooks enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to QuickBooks using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for QuickBooks

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.quickbooks.QuickBooksDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:quickbooks: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties. A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:quickbooks:User=myuseraccount;Password=mypassword;URL=http://localhost:2080;
  3. To connect to Desktop editions of QuickBooks, use the Remote Connector application installed with the application. The Remote Connector is a lightweight, stand-alone server that enables you to connect to remote QuickBooks instances. It is also used to connect your application to QuickBooks in situations where direct COM access to QuickBooks is not available (e.g., ASP.NET, Java, or a company file on a remote machine). For more information and a step-by-step guide to establish a connection, refer to the "Getting Started" guide in the help documentation.

Query QuickBooks Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.

 
 
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