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Manage Sage 50 UK Data in DBArtisan as a JDBC Source

Use wizards in DBArtisan to create a JDBC data source for Sage 50 UK.

The CData JDBC Driver for Sage 50 UK seamlessly integrates Sage 50 UK data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Sage 50 UK data as a database. This article shows how to create a JDBC source for Sage 50 UK in DBArtisan. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Sage 50 UK Data into DBArtisan Projects

Follow the steps below to register Sage 50 UK data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic JDBC.
  3. Click Manage.
  4. In the resulting dialog, click New. Enter a name for the driver and click Add. In the resulting dialog, navigate to the driver JAR. The driver JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  5. In the Connection URL box, enter credentials and other required connection properties in 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.

    Below is a typical connection string:

    jdbc:sage50uk:URL=http://your-server:5493/sdata/accounts50/GCRM/your-address;User=Manager;
  6. Finish the wizard to connect to Sage 50 UK data. Sage 50 UK entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Sage 50 UK data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Sage 50 UK API.