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

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SAP Business One DI ODBC Driver

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

Access SAP Business One DI data like you would a database - read, write, and update SAP Business One DI Accounts, Activities, Orders, Customers, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

You can use the SQL Gateway from the ODBC Driver for SAP Business One DI to query SAP Business One DI 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 DI 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 connect to SAP Business One DI data, specify the following connection properties:

  • DBServerType: The type of server being connected to.
  • Server: The name or IP address of the Business One DI server to connect to.
  • CompanyDB: The company to connect to.
  • User: The username used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
  • Password: The password used when connecting to the LicenseServer.
  • LicenseServer (optional): Set this if your License Server is different from the Server.
  • UseTrusted (optional): Set to TRUE to connect using Windows credentials.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to SAP Business One DI 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 DI from Node.js

The following example shows how to define a connection and execute queries to SAP Business One DI 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 DI data and start executing queries with the code below:

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

connection.end();