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Connect to QuickBooks Online Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure QuickBooks Online data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for QuickBooks Online seamlessly integrates QuickBooks Online data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access QuickBooks Online data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for QuickBooks Online in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate QuickBooks Online Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

QuickBooks Online uses the OAuth authentication standard. OAuth requires the authenticating user to log in through the browser. To authenticate using OAuth, you can use the embedded OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL or you can obtain your own by registering an app with Intuit. Additionally, if you want to connect to sandbox data, set UseSandbox to true.

See the Getting Started chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

You can then follow the steps below to register QuickBooks Online data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to QuickBooks Online data. QuickBooks Online entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with QuickBooks Online data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the QuickBooks Online API.