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Complete read-write access to QuickBooks Point of Sale enables developers to search (Customers, Transactions, Invoices, Sales Receipts, etc.), update items, edit customers, and more, from any Java/J2EE application.

Connect to QuickBooks POS Data in as an External Source in Dremio

Use the CData JDBC Driver to connect to QuickBooks POS as an External Source in Dremio.

The CData JDBC Driver for QuickBooks POS implements JDBC Standards and allows various applications, including Dremio, to work with live QuickBooks POS data. Dremio is a data lakehouse platform designed to empower self-service, interactive analytics on the data lake. With the CData JDBC Driver, you can include live QuickBooks POS data as a part of your enterprise data lake. This article describes how to connect to QuickBooks POS data from Dremio as an External Source.

The CData JDBC Driver enables high-speed access to live QuickBooks POS data in Dremio. Once you install the driver, authenticate with QuickBooks POS and gain immediate access to QuickBooks POS data within your data lake. By surfacing QuickBooks POS data using native data types and handling complex filters, aggregations, & other operations automatically, the CData JDBC Driver grants seamless access to QuickBooks POS data.

Build the ARP Connector

To use the CData JDBC Driver in Dremio, you need to build an Advanced Relation Pushdown (ARP) Connector. You can view the source code for the Connector on GitHub or download the ZIP file ( directly. Once you copy or extract the files, run the following command from the root directory of the connector (the directory containing the pom.xml file) to build the connector.

mvn clean install

Once the JAR file for the connector is built (in the target directory), you are ready to copy the ARP connector and JDBC Driver to your Dremio instance.

Installing the Connector and JDBC Driver

Install the ARP Connector to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/ and the JDBC Driver for QuickBooks POS to %DREMIO_HOME%/jars/3rdparty. You can use commands similar to the following:

ARP Connector

docker cp PATH\TO\dremio-quickbookspos-plugin-20.0.0.jar dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/

JDBC Driver for QuickBooks POS

docker cp PATH\TO\cdata.jdbc.quickbookspos.jar dremio_image_name:/opt/dremio/jars/3rdparty/

Connecting to QuickBooks POS

QuickBooks POS will now appear as an External Source option in Dremio. The ARP Connector built uses a JDBC URL to connect to QuickBooks POS data. The JDBC Driver has a built-in connection string designer that you can use (see below).

Built-in Connection String Designer

For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the QuickBooks POS JDBC Driver. 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.

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.

NOTE: To use the JDBC Driver in Dremio, you will need a license (full or trial) and a Runtime Key (RTK). For more information on obtaining this license (or a trial), contact our sales team.

Add the Runtime Key (RTK) to the JDBC URL. You will end up with a JDBC URL similar to the following:


Access QuickBooks POS as an External Source

To add QuickBooks POS as an External Source, click to add a new source and select QuickBooksPOS. Copy the JDBC URL and paste it into the New QuickBooksPOS Source wizard.

Save the connection and you are ready to query live QuickBooks POS data in Dremio, easily incorporating QuickBooks POS data into your data lake.

More Information & Free Trial

Using the CData JDBC Driver for QuickBooks POS in Dremio, you can incorporate live QuickBooks POS data into your data lake. Check out our CData JDBC Driver for QuickBooks POS page for more information about connecting to QuickBooks POS. Download a free, 30 day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for QuickBooks POS and get started today.