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Connect to MYOB AccountRight Data in JRuby

Create a simple JRuby app with access to live MYOB AccountRight data.

JRuby is a high-performance, stable, fully threaded Java implementation of the Ruby programming language. The CData JDBC Driver for MYOB AccountRight makes it easy to integrate connectivity to live MYOB AccountRight data in JRuby. This article shows how to create a simple JRuby app that connects to MYOB AccountRight data, executes a query, and displays the results.

Configure a JDBC Connection to MYOB AccountRight Data

Before creating the app, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for MYOB AccountRight\lib).

JRuby natively supports JDBC, so you can easily connect to MYOB AccountRight and execute SQL queries. Initialize the JDBC connection with the getConnection function of the java.sql.DriverManager class.

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.

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for MYOB AccountRight:

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

Create a JRuby App with Connectivity to MYOB AccountRight Data

Create a new Ruby file (for example: MYOBSelect.rb) and open it in a text editor. Copy the following code into your file:

require 'java' require 'rubygems' require 'C:/Program Files/CData/CData JDBC Driver for MYOB AccountRight 2018/lib/cdata.jdbc.myob.jar' url = "jdbc:myob:OAuthClientId=YourClientId; OAuthClientSecret=YourClientSecret; CompanyFileId=yourCompanyFileId; CallbackURL=http://localhost:33333; User=companyFileUser; Password=companyFilePassword; InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH" conn = java.sql.DriverManager.getConnection(url) stmt = conn.createStatement rs = stmt.executeQuery("SELECT Id, Name FROM Accounts") while (rs.next) do puts rs.getString(1) + ' ' + rs.getString(2) end

With the file completed, you are ready to display your MYOB AccountRight data with JRuby. To do so, simply run your file from the command line:

jruby -S MYOBSelect.rb

Writing SQL-92 queries to MYOB AccountRight allows you to quickly and easily incorporate MYOB AccountRight data into your own JRuby applications. Download a free trial today!