Query QuickBooks POS Data in MySQL Workbench

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Create a virtual MySQL database for QuickBooks POS data in CData Connect (or Connect Cloud) and work with live QuickBooks POS data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Cloud), you get live access to QuickBooks POS data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for QuickBooks POS in Connect and work with live QuickBooks POS data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for QuickBooks POS Data

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

  1. Login to Connect and click Databases.
  2. Select "QuickBooks POS" from Available Data Sources.
  3. 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 POS from MySQL Workbench.

Query QuickBooks POS from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual QuickBooks POS database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live QuickBooks POS data.

Connect to QuickBooks POS through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  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 POS Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve QuickBooks POS data, like SELECT * FROM qbposdb.Customers;

With access to live QuickBooks POS data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update QuickBooks POS, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with QuickBooks POS as a cloud-based MySQL database today.