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Query Sage 50 UK Data in MySQL Workbench

Create a virtual MySQL database for Sage 50 UK data in CData Connect (or Connect Server) and work with live Sage 50 UK data in MySQL Workbench.

MySQL Workbench allows users to administer MySQL environments and gain better visibility into databases. When paired with CData Connect (on-premise or Connect Server), you get live access to Sage 50 UK data as if it were a MySQL database. This article shows how to create a virtual database for Sage 50 UK in Connect and work with live Sage 50 UK data in MySQL Workbench.

Create a Virtual MySQL Database for Sage 50 UK Data

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

  1. Login to Connect and click Connections.
  2. Select "Sage 50 UK" from Available Data Sources.
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Sage 50 UK.

    Note: Only Sage 50 UK 2012 and above are supported.

    The User and Password properties, under the Connection section, must be set to valid Sage 50 UK user credentials. These values will be the same used to log in to the Sage 50 UK software.

    Additionally, the URL property, under the Connection section, will need to be set to the address of the company dataset desired. To obtain the address, do the following:

    1. If you have not already done so, open the Sage 50 UK software.
    2. Click Tools -> Internet Options.
    3. Select the SData Settings tab.
    4. Click the Details button next to Sage 50 Accounts. A window is displayed containing a list of company names along with the address to their corresponding datasets.
    5. Set the URL property to the value in the address field next to the company desired.
  4. Click Save Changes
  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 50 UK from MySQL Workbench.

Query Sage 50 UK from MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual Sage 50 UK database in Connect from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live Sage 50 UK data.

Connect to Sage 50 UK through Connect

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData Connect).
  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 50 UK Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData Connect).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Sage 50 UK data, like SELECT * FROM sageukdb.TradingAccounts;

With access to live Sage 50 UK data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update Sage 50 UK, just like you would a MySQL database. Request a demo of the CData Connect and start working with Sage 50 UK just like a MySQL database today.