Query SAP Business One DI Data in MySQL Workbench

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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 live SAP Business One DI data from MySQL Workbench.

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 work with live SAP Business One DI data in MySQL Workbench.

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 MySQL Workbench

The steps below outline connecting to the virtual SAP Business One DI database created in the SQL Gateway from MySQL Workbench and issuing basic queries to work with live SAP Business One DI data.

Connect to SAP Business One DI through the SQL Gateway

  1. In MySQL Workbench, click to add a new MySQL connection.
  2. Name the connection (CData SQL Gateway for SAP Business One DI).
  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 SAP Business One DI Data

  1. Open the connection you just created (CData SQL Gateway for SAP Business One DI).
  2. Click File -> New Query Tab.
  3. Write a SQL query to retrieve SAP Business One DI data, like SELECT * FROM `CData SAPBusinessOneDI Sys`.OACT;

With access to live SAP Business One DI data from MySQL Workbench, you can easily query and update SAP Business One DI, just like you would a MySQL database. Get started now with a free, 30-day trial of the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Business One DI and the CData SQL Gateway.