Access MYOB AccountRight Data in Mule Applications Using the CData JDBC Driver

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MYOB AccountRight JDBC Driver

Complete read-write access to MYOB AccountRight enables developers to search (Customers, Transactions, Invoices, Sales Receipts, etc.), update items, edit customers, and more, from any Java/J2EE application.



Create a simple Mule Application that uses HTTP and SQL with the CData JDBC Driver for MYOB AccountRight to create a JSON endpoint for MYOB AccountRight data.

The CData JDBC Driver for MYOB AccountRight connects MYOB AccountRight data to Mule applications enabling read , write, update, and delete functionality with familiar SQL queries. The JDBC Driver allows users to easily create Mule applications to backup, transform, report, and analyze MYOB AccountRight data.

This article demonstrates how to use the CData JDBC Driver for MYOB AccountRight inside of a Mule project to create a Web interface for MYOB AccountRight data. The application created allows you to request MYOB AccountRight data using an HTTP request and have the results returned as JSON. The exact same procedure outlined below can be used with any CData JDBC Driver to create a Web interface for the 200+ available data sources.

  1. Create a new Mule Project in Anypoint Studio.
  2. Add an HTTP Connector to the Message Flow.
  3. Configure the address for the HTTP Connector.
  4. Add a Database Select Connector to the same flow, after the HTTP Connector.
  5. Create a new Connection (or edit an existing one) and configure the properties.
    • Set Connection to "Generic Connection"
    • Select the CData JDBC Driver JAR file in the Required Libraries section (e.g. cdata.jdbc.myob.jar).
    • Set the URL to the connection string for MYOB AccountRight

      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.

    • Set the Driver class name to cdata.jdbc.myob.MYOBDriver.
    • Click Test Connection.
  6. Set the SQL Query Text to a SQL query to request MYOB AccountRight data. For example: SELECT Id, Name FROM Accounts WHERE Type = 'Bank'
  7. Add a Transform Message Component to the flow.
  8. Set the Output script to the following to convert the payload to JSON:
    %dw 2.0
    output application/json
    ---
    payload
            
  9. To view your MYOB AccountRight data, navigate to the address you configured for the HTTP Connector (localhost:8081 by default): http://localhost:8081. The MYOB AccountRight data is available as JSON in your Web browser and any other tools capable of consuming JSON endpoints.

At this point, you have a simple Web interface for working with MYOB AccountRight data (as JSON data) in custom apps and a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools. Download a free, 30 day trial of the JDBC Driver for MYOB AccountRight and see the CData difference in your Mule Applications today.