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The QuickBooks Online ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from QuickBooks Online, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access QuickBooks Online data like you would a database - read, write, and update Customers, Transactions, Invoices, Sales Receipts, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Query QuickBooks Online Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live QuickBooks Online data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to QuickBooks Online 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.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to QuickBooks Online 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.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query QuickBooks Online from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to QuickBooks Online through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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