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Manage QuickBooks POS Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for QuickBooks POS.

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

Integrate QuickBooks POS Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register QuickBooks POS data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in the JDBC URL.

    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.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:quickbookspos:
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to QuickBooks POS data. QuickBooks POS entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

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