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Query QuickBooks POS Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live QuickBooks POS data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for QuickBooks POS to query QuickBooks POS data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live QuickBooks POS data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to QuickBooks POS Data

If you have not already done so, provide values for the required connection properties in the data source name (DSN). You can use the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to configure the DSN. This is also the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to using the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to QuickBooks POS data as a virtual MySQL database. You will configure a MySQL remoting service that listens for MySQL requests from clients. The service can be configured in the SQL Gateway UI.

Query QuickBooks POS from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to QuickBooks POS through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for QuickBooks POS).
  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 SQL Gateway for QuickBooks POS).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve QuickBooks POS data, like SELECT * FROM `CData QuickBooksPOS Sys`.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. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for QuickBooks POS and the CData SQL Gateway.