Connect to Avalara AvaTax Data in DBArtisan

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Avalara ODBC Driver

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

Access AvaTax data like you would a database - read, write, and update AvaTax Accounts, Customers, TaxCodes, Transactions, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Avalara AvaTax data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for Avalara AvaTax seamlessly integrates Avalara AvaTax data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Avalara AvaTax data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for Avalara AvaTax in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Avalara AvaTax Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

The primary method for performing basic authentication is to provide your login credentials, as follows:

  • User: Set this to your username.
  • Password: Set this to your password.

Optionally, if you are making use of a sandbox environment, set the following:

  • UseSandbox: Set this to true if you are authenticating with a sandbox account.

Authenticating Using Account Number and License Key

Alternatively, you can authenticate using your account number and license key. Connect to data using the following:

  • AccountId: Set this to your Account Id. The Account Id is listed in the upper right hand corner of the admin console.
  • LicenseKey: Set this to your Avalara Avatax license key. You can generate a license key by logging into Avalara Avatax as an account administrator and navigating to Settings -> Reset License Key.

You can then follow the steps below to register Avalara AvaTax data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to Avalara AvaTax data. Avalara AvaTax entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Avalara AvaTax data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Avalara AvaTax API.