Query Epicor Kinetic Data in MySQL Workbench

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

Access Epicor Kinetic like you would a database - read, write, and update Sales Orders, Purchase Orders, Accounts, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Execute MySQL queries against live Epicor Kinetic data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Epicor Kinetic to query Epicor Kinetic data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Epicor Kinetic data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Epicor Kinetic Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Epicor Kinetic data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query Epicor Kinetic from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Epicor Kinetic database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Epicor Kinetic data.

Connect to Epicor Kinetic through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Epicor Kinetic).
  3. Set the Hostname, Port, and Username parameters to connect to the SQL Gateway.
  4. Click Store in Vault to set and store the password.
  5. Click Test Connection to ensure the connection is configured properly and click OK.

Query Epicor Kinetic Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Epicor Kinetic).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Epicor Kinetic data, like SELECT * FROM `CData epicorKinetic Sys`.Customers;

With access to live Epicor Kinetic data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Epicor Kinetic, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Epicor Kinetic and the CData SQL Gateway.