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The Sage 50 UK ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Sage 50 UK, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Sage data like you would a database - read, write, and update Sage Customers, Transactions, Invoices, Sales Receipts, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Query Sage 50 UK Data in MySQL Workbench

Execute MySQL queries against live Sage 50 UK data from MySQL Workbench.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for Sage 50 UK to query Sage 50 UK data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and work with live Sage 50 UK data in MySQL Workbench.

Connect to Sage 50 UK 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.

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.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to Sage 50 UK 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.

Creating a MySQL Remoting Service in SQL Gateway (Salesforce is shown)

Query Sage 50 UK from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to Sage 50 UK through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for Sage 50 UK).
  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 SQL Gateway for Sage 50 UK).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve Sage 50 UK data, like SELECT * FROM `CData Sage50UK Sys`.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. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for Sage 50 UK and the CData SQL Gateway.