Access Sage Cloud Accounting Data in Mule Applications Using the CData JDBC Driver

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Sage Cloud Accounting JDBC Driver

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Create a simple Mule Application that uses HTTP and SQL with the CData JDBC Driver for Sage Cloud Accounting to create a JSON endpoint for Sage Cloud Accounting data.

The CData JDBC Driver for Sage Cloud Accounting connects Sage Cloud Accounting data to Mule applications enabling read , write, update, and delete functionality with familiar SQL queries. The JDBC Driver allows users to easily create Mule applications to backup, transform, report, and analyze Sage Cloud Accounting data.

This article demonstrates how to use the CData JDBC Driver for Sage Cloud Accounting inside of a Mule project to create a Web interface for Sage Cloud Accounting data. The application created allows you to request Sage Cloud Accounting data using an HTTP request and have the results returned as JSON. The exact same procedure outlined below can be used with any CData JDBC Driver to create a Web interface for the 200+ available data sources.

  1. Create a new Mule Project in Anypoint Studio.
  2. Add an HTTP Connector to the Message Flow.
  3. Configure the address for the HTTP Connector.
  4. Add a Database Select Connector to the same flow, after the HTTP Connector.
  5. Create a new Connection (or edit an existing one) and configure the properties.
    • Set Connection to "Generic Connection"
    • Select the CData JDBC Driver JAR file in the Required Libraries section (e.g. cdata.jdbc.sagebcaccounting.jar).
    • Set the URL to the connection string for Sage Cloud Accounting

      You can connect to Sage Business Cloud Accounting using the embedded OAuth connectivity. When you connect, the OAuth endpoint opens in your browser. Log in and grant permissions to complete the OAuth process. See the OAuth section in the online Help documentation for more information on other OAuth authentication flows.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Sage Cloud Accounting JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.sagebcaccounting.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    • Set the Driver class name to cdata.jdbc.sagebcaccounting.SageBCAccountingDriver.
    • Click Test Connection.
  6. Set the SQL Query Text to a SQL query to request Sage Cloud Accounting data. For example: SELECT contact_name, total_amount FROM SalesInvoices WHERE sent = 'TRUE'
  7. Add a Transform Message Component to the flow.
  8. Set the Output script to the following to convert the payload to JSON:
    %dw 2.0
    output application/json
    ---
    payload
            
  9. To view your Sage Cloud Accounting data, navigate to the address you configured for the HTTP Connector (localhost:8081 by default): http://localhost:8081. The Sage Cloud Accounting data is available as JSON in your Web browser and any other tools capable of consuming JSON endpoints.

At this point, you have a simple Web interface for working with Sage Cloud Accounting data (as JSON data) in custom apps and a wide variety of BI, reporting, and ETL tools. Download a free, 30 day trial of the JDBC Driver for Sage Cloud Accounting and see the CData difference in your Mule Applications today.