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Query MYOB AccountRight Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live MYOB AccountRight data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to MYOB AccountRight 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.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to MYOB AccountRight 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.

Query MYOB AccountRight from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to MYOB AccountRight through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for MYOB AccountRight).
  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 MYOB AccountRight Data

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

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