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Connect to MYOB AccountRight Data in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL)

Transfer MYOB AccountRight data using the visual workflow in the CloverDX data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for MYOB AccountRight enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with MYOB AccountRight as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for MYOB AccountRight to set up a simple transfer into a flat file. The CData JDBC Driver for MYOB AccountRight enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with MYOB AccountRight as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for MYOB AccountRight to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to MYOB AccountRight as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to MYOB AccountRight data. In a new CloverDX graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.myob.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL.

    These properties are required when connecting to a company file (both for Cloud and On-Premise instances).

    • CompanyFileId: You can find this by starting MYOB, opening your data file, and selecting Help -> About MYOB
    • User: The username associated with your company file.
    • Password: The password associated with your company file.

    Connecting to a Cloud Instance

    To connect to a cloud instance of MYOB, you can use the embedded OAuth credentials or create an OAuth app with MYOB. This process is detailed in the Help documentation.

    Connecting to an On-Premise instance:

    When connecting to an on-premise instance, you will need to set the following connection property in addition to those above:

    • InitiateOauth: Set this to OFF.
    • Url: The Url of your MYOB instance.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

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

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.myob.jar

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

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:myob:OAuthClientId=YourClientId; OAuthClientSecret=YourClientSecret; CompanyFileId=yourCompanyFileId; CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333; User=companyFileUser; Password=companyFilePassword; InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH

Query MYOB AccountRight Data with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the MYOB AccountRight JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT Id, Name FROM Accounts WHERE Type = 'Bank'

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the Accounts table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.