Query SAP Business One Data as a MySQL Database in Node.js

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SAP Business One ODBC Driver

The SAP ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live SAP Business One, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

With the SAP ODBC Business One Driver, accessing Accounts, Activities, Orders, Customers, etc. is as easy as querying a database.



Execute MySQL queries against SAP Business One data from Node.js.

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for SAP Business One to query SAP Business One data through a MySQL interface. Follow the procedure below to start the MySQL remoting service of the SQL Gateway and start querying using Node.js.

Connect to SAP Business One 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.

To authenticate to SAP Business One you must provide the Userand Passwordproperties.

To connect to data, specify Url. This is your SAP Business One Service Layer root URL.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to SAP Business One 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.

Query SAP Business One from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to SAP Business One with the mysql module. You will need the following information:

  • Host name or address, and port: The machine and port where the MySQL remoting service is listening for MySQL connections.
  • Username and password: The username and password of a user you authorized on the Users tab of the SQL Gateway.
  • Database name: The DSN you configured for the MySQL remoting service.

Connect to SAP Business One data and start executing queries with the code below:

var mysql      = require('mysql');
var connection = mysql.createConnection({
  host     : 'localhost',
  database : 'CData SAPBusinessOne Sys',
  port	   : '3306',
  user     : 'mysql_user',
  password : 'test'
});
connection.connect();
connection.query('SELECT * FROM Orders', function(err, rows, fields) {
  if (err) throw err;
  console.log(rows);
});

connection.end();