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Connect to Sage 200 Data as a Federated Tables in MySQL

Use the CData Cloud Hub to set up federated tables for Sage 200 data in MySQL .

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to set up federated tables in MySQL for Sage 200 data. The Cloud Hub provides a MySQL interface for Sage 200: After configuring a virtual MySQL database for Sage 200, you can create a server and tables using the FEDERATED Storage Engine in MySQL. You can then work with Sage 200 data just as you would local MySQL tables.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Sage 200, allowing you to easily query live Sage 200 data alongside existing MySQL data — all without replicating the data. Using optimized data processing out of the box, the CData Cloud Hub pushes all supported SQL operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Sage 200, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Sage 200 data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Sage 200 Data

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

  1. Login to Cloud Hub and click Databases.
  2. Select "Sage 200" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Sage 200.
    • Schema: Determines which Sage 200 edition you are connecting to. Specify either StandardUK or ProfessionalUK.
    • Subscription Key: Provides access to the APIs that are used to establish a connection. You will first need to log into the Sage 200 API website and subscribe to the API edition that matches your account. You can do so here: https://developer.columbus.sage.com/docs/services/api/uk. Afterwards, the subscription key may be found in your profile after logging into Sage 200.
  4. Click Test Database.
  5. 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 Sage 200 data from any MySQL client.

Create a FEDERATED Server and Tables for Sage 200 Data

After you have configured and started the service, create a FEDERATED server to simplify the process of creating FEDERATED tables:

Create a FEDERATED Server

The following statement will create a FEDERATED server based on the Cloud Hub. Note that the username and password of the FEDERATED server must match a user account you defined on the Cloud Hub.

CREATE SERVER fedSage200
FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER mysql
OPTIONS (USER 'cloud_hub_user', PASSWORD 'cloud_hub_passwd', HOST 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net', PORT 3306, DATABASE 'sage200db');

Create a FEDERATED Table

To create a FEDERATED table using our newly created server, use the CONNECTION keyword and pass the name of the FEDERATED server and the remote table (Banks). Refer to the following template for the statement to create a FEDERATED table:

CREATE TABLE fed_banks (
  ...,
  id  TYPE(LEN),
  code  TYPE(LEN),
  ...,
)
ENGINE=FEDERATED
DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8
CONNECTION='fedSage200/Banks';

NOTE: The table schema for the FEDERATED table must match the remote table schema exactly. You can always connect directly to the Cloud Hub using any MySQL client and run SHOW COLUMNS FROM Banks to get the table schema.

Execute Queries

You can now execute queries to the Sage 200 FEDERATED tables from any tool that can connect to MySQL, which is particularly useful if you need to JOIN data from a local table with data from Sage 200. Refer to the following example:

SELECT 
  fed_banks.id, 
  local_table.custom_field 
FROM 
  local_table 
JOIN 
  fed_banks 
ON 
  local_table.foreign_id = fed_banks.id;