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Query Odoo Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against Odoo data from Node.js.

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to query Odoo data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to create a virtual database for Odoo in the Cloud Hub and start querying using Node.js.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Odoo, allowing you to easily query live Odoo data in Node.js — without replicating the data to a natively supported database. As you query data in Node.js, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Odoo, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Odoo data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Odoo Data

CData Cloud Hub uses a straightforward, point-and-click interface to connect to data sources and generate APIs.

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "Odoo" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Odoo.

    To connect, set the Url to a valid Odoo site, User and Password to the connection details of the user you are connecting with, and Database to the Odoo database.

  4. Click Test Database.
  5. Click Privileges -> Add and add the new user (or an existing user) with the appropriate permissions.

With the virtual database created, you are ready to connect to Odoo data from any MySQL client.

Query Odoo from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to Odoo with the MySQL module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name, or address, and port: The address of your instance of the Cloud Hub (myinstance.cdatacloud.net) and the port (3306)
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Cloud Hub
  • Database name: The database you configured for Odoo (odoodb)

Connect to Odoo data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var fs         = require('fs');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net',
  database : 'odoodb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM res_users', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();