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Connect to QuickBooks POS Data in Aqua Data Studio

Access QuickBooks POS data from tools in Aqua Data Studio such as the Visual Query Builder and the Table Data Editor.

The CData JDBC Driver for QuickBooks POS integrates QuickBooks POS data with wizards and analytics in IDEs like Aqua Data Studio. This article shows how to connect to QuickBooks POS data through the connection manager and execute queries.

Create a JDBC Data Source

You can use the connection manager to define connection properties and save them in a new JDBC data source. The QuickBooks POS data source can then be accessed from Aqua Data Studio tools.

  1. In Aqua Data Studio, select Register Server from the Servers menu.
  2. In the Register Server form, select the 'Generic - JDBC' connection.
  3. Enter the following JDBC connection properties:
    • Name: Enter a name for the data source; for example, QuickBooks POS.
    • Driver Location: Click the Browse button and select the cdata.jdbc.quickbookspos.jar file, located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
    • Driver: Enter the Driver's class name, cdata.jdbc.quickbookspos.QuickBooksPOSDriver.
    • URL: Enter the JDBC URL, which starts with jdbc:quickbookspos: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      When you are connecting to a local QuickBooks instance, you do not need to set any connection properties.

      Requests are made to QuickBooks POS through the Remote Connector. The Remote Connector runs on the same machine as QuickBooks POS and accepts connections through a lightweight, embedded Web server. The server supports SSL/TLS, enabling users to connect securely from remote machines.

      The first time you connect, you will need to authorize the Remote Connector with QuickBooks POS. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the QuickBooks POS JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.quickbookspos.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

      A typical JDBC URL is below:

      jdbc:quickbookspos:

Query QuickBooks POS Data

You can now query the tables exposed.