Using the CData ODBC Driver for Tally in PyCharm

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Tally ODBC Driver

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

Access Tally data like you would a database - read, write, and update Tally SalesOrders, PurchaseOrders, Accounts, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Connect to Tally as an ODBC data source in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver for Tally.

The CData ODBC Drivers can be used in any environment that supports loading an ODBC Driver. In this tutorial we will explore using the CData ODBC Driver for Tally from within PyCharm. Included are steps for adding the CData ODBC Driver as a data source, as well as basic PyCharm code to query the data source and display results.

To begin, this tutorial will assume that you have already installed the CData ODBC Driver for Tally as well as PyCharm.

Add Pyodbc to the Project

Follow the steps below to add the pyodbc module to your project.

  1. Click File -> Settings to open the project settings window.
  2. Click Project Interpreter from the Project: YourProjectName menu.
  3. To add pyodbc, click the + button and enter pyodbc.
  4. Click Install Package to install pyodbc.

Connect to Tally

You can now connect with an ODBC connection string or a DSN. See the Getting Started section in the CData driver documentation for a guide to creating a DSN on your OS.

Set the following connection properties to connect to Tally Instance:

  • Url: Set this to the URL for your Tally instance. For example: http://localhost:9000.

Below is the syntax for a DSN:

[CData Tally Source] Driver = CData ODBC Driver for Tally Description = My Description Url = 'http://localhost:9000'

Execute SQL to Tally

Instantiate a Cursor and use the execute method of the Cursor class to execute any SQL statement.

import pyodbc cnxn = pyodbc.connect('DRIVER={CData ODBC Driver for Tally};Url = 'http://localhost:9000'') cursor = cnxn.cursor() cursor.execute("SELECT Name, Address FROM Company WHERE CompanyNumber = '1000'") rows = cursor.fetchall() for row in rows: print(row.Name, row.Address)

After connecting to Tally in PyCharm using the CData ODBC Driver, you will be able to build Python apps with access to Tally data as if it were a standard database. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback regarding this tutorial, please contact us at support@cdata.com.