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Query Dynamics GP Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Dynamics GP data from Node.js.

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to query Dynamics GP data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Dynamics GP in the Cloud Hub and start querying using Node.js.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Dynamics GP, allowing you to easily query live Dynamics GP data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Dynamics GP, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Dynamics GP data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Dynamics GP Data

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

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "Dynamics GP" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Dynamics GP.

    To authenticate set the User and Password connection properties.

    To connect set the URL to the Web services endpoint; for example, http://{servername}:{port}/Dynamics/GPService. Additionally, set CompanyId; you can obtain this value in the company setup window: Click Tools -> Setup -> Company.

    By default, data summaries are not returned to save performance. Set LookupIds to true to return details such as line items; however, note that entities must be retrieved one at a time.

  4. Click Test Database.
  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 Dynamics GP data from any MySQL client.

Query Dynamics GP from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Dynamics GP with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Cloud Hub (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Cloud Hub
  • Database name: The database you configured for Dynamics GP (dynamicsgpdb)

Connect to Dynamics GP data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'dynamicsgpdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM SalesInvoice', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();