Query TaxJar Data in MySQL Workbench

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TaxJar ODBC Driver

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

Access TaxJar data like you would a database - read, write, and update TaxJar Transactions, TaxAmounts, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Execute MySQL queries against live TaxJar data from MySQL Workbench.

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

Connect to TaxJar 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 the TaxJar API, you will need to first obtain the API Key from the TaxJar UI.

NOTE: the API is available only for Professional and Premium TaxJar plans.

If you already have a Professional or Premium plan you can find the API Key by logging in the TaxJar UI and navigating to Account -> TaxJar API. After obtaining the API Key, you can set it in the APIKey connection property.

Additional Notes

  • By default, the CData connector will retrieve data of the last 3 months in cases where the entity support date range filtering. You can set StartDate to specify the minimum creation date of the data retrieved.
  • If the API Key has been created for a sandbox API account please set UseSandbox to true, but not all endpoints will work as expected. For more information, refer to the TaxJar developer documentation.

Configure the SQL Gateway

See the SQL Gateway Overview to set up connectivity to TaxJar 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 TaxJar from MySQL Workbench

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

Connect to TaxJar through the SQL Gateway

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

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

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