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Query Epicor ERP Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Epicor ERP data from Node.js.

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

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Epicor ERP, allowing you to easily query live Epicor ERP 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 Epicor ERP, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Epicor ERP data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Epicor ERP Data

You can use any MySQL client to connect to the CData Cloud Hub and create virtual databases.

  1. Connect to the CData Cloud Hub:
    mysql --host myinstance.cdatacloud.net --user admin --password
    
  2. Once authenticated, create the virtual database for Epicor ERP:
    mysql> CREATE DATABASE epicorerpdb
        -> DRIVER = "EpicorERP",
        -> DBURL = "ervice=Erp.BO.CustomerSvc;ERPInstance=MyInstance;URL=https://myaccount.epicorsaas.com;User=username;Password=password;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH";
    

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Epicor ERP data from any MySQL client.

Query Epicor ERP from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Epicor ERP 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 Epicor ERP (epicorerpdb)

Connect to Epicor ERP 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 : 'epicorerpdb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Customers', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();