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Query QuickBooks Online Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

Execute MySQL queries against QuickBooks Online data from Node.js.

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

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for QuickBooks Online, allowing you to easily query live QuickBooks Online 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 QuickBooks Online, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return QuickBooks Online data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for QuickBooks Online 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 "QuickBooks Online" from Available Data Sources.
  3. QuickBooks Online uses OAuth to authenticate. Click Test Database to authenticate with QuickBooks Online.
  4. 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 QuickBooks Online data from any MySQL client.

Query QuickBooks Online from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to QuickBooks Online 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 QuickBooks Online (qbonlinedb)

Connect to QuickBooks Online 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 : 'qbonlinedb',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'admin',
  password : 'password',
  ssl      : {
    ca : fs.readFileSync('C:/certs/myCA.pem')
  }
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Customers', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();