Load Epicor ERP Data to a Database Using Embulk

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Epicor ERP JDBC Driver

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Use CData JDBC Driver for Epicor ERP with the open source ETL/ELT tool Embulk to load Epicor ERP data to a database.

Embulk is an open source bulk data loader. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for Epicor ERP, Embulk easily loads data from Epicor ERP to any supported destination. In this article, we explain how to use the CData JDBC Driver for Epicor ERP in Embulk to load Epicor ERP data to a MySQL dtabase.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live Epicor ERP data. When you issue complex SQL queries to Epicor ERP, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Epicor ERP and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Configure a JDBC Connection to Epicor ERP Data

Before creating a bulk load job in Embulk, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Epicor ERP\lib).

Embulk supports JDBC connectivity, so you can easily connect to Epicor ERP and execute SQL queries. Before creating a bulk load job, create a JDBC URL for authenticating with Epicor ERP.

To successfully connect to your ERP instance, you must specify the following connection properties:

  • Url:the URL of the server hosting your ERP instance. For example, https://myserver.EpicorSaaS.com
  • ERPInstance: the name of your ERP instance.
  • User: the username of your account.
  • Password: the password of your account.
  • Service: the service you want to retrieve data from. For example, BaqSvc.

In addition, you may also set the optional connection properties:

  • ApiKey: An optional key that may be required for connection to some services depending on your account configuration.
  • ApiVersion: Defaults to v1. May be set to v2 to use the newer Epicor API.
  • Company: Required if you set the ApiVersion to v2.

Built-in Connection String Designer

For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Epicor ERP JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

java -jar cdata.jdbc.epicorerp.jar

Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for Epicor ERP:

jdbc:epicorerp:Service=Erp.BO.CustomerSvc;ERPInstance=MyInstance;URL=https://myaccount.epicorsaas.com;User=username;Password=password;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Load Epicor ERP Data in Embulk

After installing the CData JDBC Driver and creating a JDBC connection string, install the required Embulk plugins.

Install Embulk Input & Output Plugins

  1. Install the JDBC Input Plugin in Embulk.
    https://github.com/embulk/embulk-input-jdbc/tree/master/embulk-input-jdbc
  2. embulk gem install embulk-input-jdbc
  3. In this article, we use MySQL as the destination database. You can also choose SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or Google BigQuery as the destination using the output Plugins.
    https://github.com/embulk/embulk-output-jdbc/tree/master/embulk-output-mysql embulk gem install embulk-output-mysql

With the input and output plugins installed, we are ready to load Epicor ERP data into MySQL using Embulk.

Create a Job to Load Epicor ERP Data

Start by creating a config file in Embulk, using a name like epicorerp-mysql.yml.

  1. For the input plugin options, use the CData JDBC Driver for Epicor ERP, including the path to the driver JAR file, the driver class (e.g. cdata.jdbc.epicorerp.EpicorERPDriver), and the JDBC URL from above
  2. For the output plugin options, use the values and credentials for the MySQL database

Sample Config File (epicorerp-mysql.yml)

in: type: jdbc driver_path: C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Epicor ERP 20xx\lib\cdata.jdbc.epicorerp.jar driver_class: cdata.jdbc.epicorerp.EpicorERPDriver url: jdbc:epicorerp:Service=Erp.BO.CustomerSvc;ERPInstance=MyInstance;URL=https://myaccount.epicorsaas.com;User=username;Password=password;InitiateOAuth=REFRESH table: "Customers" out: type: mysql host: localhost database: DatabaseName user: UserId password: UserPassword table: "Customers" mode: insert

After creating the file, run the Embulk job.

embulk run epicorerp-mysql.yml

After running the the Embulk job, find the Salesforce data in the MySQL table.

Load Filtered Epicor ERP Data

In addition to loading data directly from a table, you can use a custom SQL query to have more granular control of the data loaded. You can also perform increment loads by setting a last updated column in a SQL WHERE clause in the query field.

in: type: jdbc driver_path: C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Epicor ERP 20xx\lib\cdata.jdbc.epicorerp.jar driver_class: cdata.jdbc.epicorerp.EpicorERPDriver url: jdbc:epicorerp:Service=Erp.BO.CustomerSvc;ERPInstance=MyInstance;URL=https://myaccount.epicorsaas.com;User=username;Password=password;InitiateOAuth=REFRESH query: "SELECT CustNum, Company FROM Customers WHERE [RecordId] = 1" out: type: mysql host: localhost database: DatabaseName user: UserId password: UserPassword table: "Customers" mode: insert

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