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Query Sage 300 Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Sage 300 data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Sage 300 to query Sage 300 data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Sage 300 data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Sage 300 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.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Sage 300 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 Sage 300 from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Sage 300 database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Sage 300 data.

Connect to Sage 300 through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Sage 300).
  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 Sage 300 Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for Sage 300).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Sage 300 data, like SELECT * FROM `CData Sage300 Sys`.OEInvoices;

With access to live Sage 300 data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Sage 300, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Sage 300 and the CData SQL Gateway.