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Connect to Sage 300 Data as a Federated Tables in MySQL

Use the CData Cloud Hub to set up federated tables for Sage 300 data in MySQL .

You can use the CData Cloud Hub to set up federated tables in MySQL for Sage 300 data. The Cloud Hub provides a MySQL interface for Sage 300: After configuring a virtual MySQL database for Sage 300, you can create a server and tables using the FEDERATED Storage Engine in MySQL. You can then work with Sage 300 data just as you would local MySQL tables.

The CData Cloud Hub provides a pure MySQL, cloud-to-cloud interface for Sage 300, allowing you to easily query live Sage 300 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 300, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Sage 300 data.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Sage 300 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 300" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Sage 300.

    Sage 300 requires some initial setup in order to communicate over the Sage 300 Web API.

    • Set up the security groups for the Sage 300 user. Give the Sage 300 user access to the option under Security Groups (per each module required).
    • Edit both web.config files in the /Online/Web and /Online/WebApi folders; change the key AllowWebApiAccessForAdmin to true. Restart the webAPI app-pool for the settings to take.
    • Once the user access is configured, click https://server/Sage300WebApi/ to ensure access to the web API.

    Authenticate to Sage 300 using Basic authentication.

    Connect Using Basic Authentication

    You must provide values for the following properties to successfully authenticate to Sage 300. Note that the provider reuses the session opened by Sage 300 using cookies. This means that your credentials are used only on the first request to open the session. After that, cookies returned from Sage 300 are used for authentication.

    • Url: Set this to the url of the server hosting Sage 300. Construct a URL for the Sage 300 Web API as follows: {protocol}://{host-application-path}/v{version}/{tenant}/ For example, http://localhost/Sage300WebApi/v1.0/-/.
    • User: Set this to the username of your account.
    • Password: Set this to the password of your account.
  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 300 data from any MySQL client.

Create a FEDERATED Server and Tables for Sage 300 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 fedSage300
FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER mysql
OPTIONS (USER 'cloud_hub_user', PASSWORD 'cloud_hub_passwd', HOST 'myinstance.cdatacloud.net', PORT 3306, DATABASE 'sage300db');

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 (OEInvoices). Refer to the following template for the statement to create a FEDERATED table:

CREATE TABLE fed_oeinvoices (
  ...,
  invoiceuniquifier  TYPE(LEN),
  approvedlimit  TYPE(LEN),
  ...,
)
ENGINE=FEDERATED
DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8
CONNECTION='fedSage300/OEInvoices';

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 OEInvoices to get the table schema.

Execute Queries

You can now execute queries to the Sage 300 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 300. Refer to the following example:

SELECT 
  fed_oeinvoices.invoiceuniquifier, 
  local_table.custom_field 
FROM 
  local_table 
JOIN 
  fed_oeinvoices 
ON 
  local_table.foreign_invoiceuniquifier = fed_oeinvoices.invoiceuniquifier;