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

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

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

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

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for QuickBooks POS Data

You can use any MySQL client to connect to the CData Cloud Hub and create virtual databases.

  1. Connect to the CData Cloud Hub:
    mysql --host myinstance.cdatacloud.net --user admin --password
    
  2. Once authenticated, create the virtual database for QuickBooks POS:
    mysql> CREATE DATABASE qbposdb
        -> DRIVER = "QuickBooksPOS",
        -> DBURL = "";
    

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

Query QuickBooks POS from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to QuickBooks POS 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 POS (qbposdb)

Connect to QuickBooks POS 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 : 'qbposdb',
  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();