Connect to Sage 50 UK Data in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL)

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Sage 50 UK JDBC Driver

Complete read-write access to Sage 50 UK enables developers to search (Customers, Transactions, Invoices, Sales Receipts, etc.), update items, edit customers, and more, from any Java/J2EE application.



Transfer Sage 50 UK data using the visual workflow in the CloverDX data integration tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Sage 50 UK enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with Sage 50 UK as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Sage 50 UK to set up a simple transfer into a flat file. The CData JDBC Driver for Sage 50 UK enables you to use the data transformation components in CloverDX (formerly CloverETL) to work with Sage 50 UK as sources and destinations. In this article, you will use the JDBC Driver for Sage 50 UK to set up a simple transfer into a flat file.

Connect to Sage 50 UK as a JDBC Data Source

  1. Create the connection to Sage 50 UK data. In a new CloverDX graph, right-click the Connections node in the Outline pane and click Connections -> Create Connection. The Database Connection wizard is displayed.
  2. Click the plus icon to load a driver from a JAR. Browse to the lib subfolder of the installation directory and select the cdata.jdbc.sage50uk.jar file.
  3. Enter the JDBC URL.

    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.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Sage 50 UK JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.sage50uk.jar

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

    A typical JDBC URL is below:

    jdbc:sage50uk:URL=http://your-server:5493/sdata/accounts50/GCRM/your-address;User=Manager;

Query Sage 50 UK Data with the DBInputTable Component

  1. Drag a DBInputTable from the Readers selection of the Palette onto the job flow and double-click it to open the configuration editor.
  2. In the DB connection property, select the Sage 50 UK JDBC data source from the drop-down menu.
  3. Enter the SQL query. For example: SELECT Name, FinanceBalance FROM TradingAccounts

Write the Output of the Query to a UniversalDataWriter

  1. Drag a UniversalDataWriter from the Writers selection onto the jobflow.
  2. Double-click the UniversalDataWriter to open the configuration editor and add a file URL.
  3. Right-click the DBInputTable and then click Extract Metadata.
  4. Connect the output port of the DBInputTable to the UniversalDataWriter.
  5. In the resulting Select Metadata menu for the UniversalDataWriter, choose the TradingAccounts table. (You can also open this menu by right-clicking the input port for the UniversalDataWriter.)
  6. Click Run to write to the file.