Connect to Exact Online Data in DBArtisan

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Exact Online ODBC Driver

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

Access Exact Online like you would a database - read, write, and update Accounts, Divisions, Opportunities, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Exact Online data as a data source.

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

Integrate Exact Online 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.

Exact Online uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can use the embedded OAuth credentials or you can register an OAuth app with Exact to obtain your own. In addition to the OAuth values, provide the Region. If Division is not set, the default Division is determined.

See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for more information.

You can then follow the steps below to register Exact Online 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 Exact Online data. Exact Online entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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