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[QODBC-ALL] How to Configure QODBC to Work With 64-bit Microsoft Access
Posted by Wilson (QODBC Support) on 22 March 2012 06:58 AM

How to Get QODBC to go with 64-bit Access and Excel

How to Configure QODBC to Work With 64-bit Microsoft Access


64 and 32-bit words are kept separate in the Microsoft Windows Operating System. . QuickBooks 2021 and older versions are 32-bit applications, so in order to communicate with it, a 32-bit ODBC driver is required.

Since a 64-bit application cannot talk to a 32-bit driver, we have to do a bit of magic to get the worlds to connect; we call it QRemote. QRemote works as a bridge between 64-bit Applications and the 32-bit QODBC Driver by communicating data calls between the two worlds using TCP/IP protocol. QRemote makes it possible for 64-bit Web Servers and 64-bit applications to talk to QuickBooks live for the first time via the QODBC Driver.

QRemote has two components "QRemote Client Driver for QODBC" and "QRemote Server for QODBC."

QRemote Client Driver: Allows 64-bit Applications to connect to QRemote Server and sends the Request to QRemote Server for Processing.

QRemote Server: Processes requested instruction from QRemote Client to QuickBooks using QODBC DSN Driver.

Setting Up a New QRemote Connection.

Start "QRemote Server for QODBC" from the start menu.

Double-click the QRemote Server icon from the system tray.

QRemote Server Main screen shows the IP address and Port allowing the QRemote Client to connect.

Note the IP address and Port number listed on the QRemote Server "Event Logs window."

Create a new DSN entry

o Before creating A DSN entry, verify you have made a DSN entry for QODBC, which can connect to QuickBooks. The ODBC Manager 32-bit can be found under Control Panel > ODBC ( 32-bit )

o To create a new QRemote DSN entry, navigate to ODBC Manager 64-bit. Located under Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Data Sources (ODBC).

oNavig ate to System DSN. Click on the "Add" Button

o From the driver list, select "QRemote for QuickBooks" and click "Finish."

      Under the QRemote for QuickBooks Client DSN configuration screen, Please fill in the following information

·         Server: IP Address displayed on QRemote Server 

·         Port: Port displayed on QRemote Server 

·         Encryption Key/Password: (By Default, Encryption Key/Password is set to "QODBC#QRemote$1". In case you want to change your Encryption Key/Password, You can configure your encryption key on QRemoteServer and use the same on QRemote Client DSN) 

·         Encryption(By Default, Encryption is set to Off. In case you want to use encrypted data transfer between QRemote client and QRemoteServer, You can configure encryption on QRemoteServer and use the same on QRemote Client DSN) 

·         Remote DSN: select QuickBooks Data DSN from the list. (Make sure QRemote Server is running)  

o Verify the QRemote Client connects to the server and that the below-listed logs are logged in the event window.

How to connect with 64-bit MS Access.

Create or Open MS Access Database

Navigate to the External Data table and select "ODBC Database."

Select the method to import the data

Select the QRemote DSN from the list under "Machine Data Source."

Here we are selecting the default DSN, but you may choose the new DSN you may have created.

You can notice the connection information getting logged under QRemote Server.

Select the table(s) you want to import to MS Access and click "OK."

MS Access is importing the table(s) information via QRemote.

After all the import process is completed, a notification window appears in MS Access.

A list of the table(s) imported will show under "All Access Objects."

Also, Refer:
Accessing QuickBooks Data Remotely using QODBC & QRemote. (Video)
How to Use QODBC with Microsoft Access 2007
Using QuickBooks Data with Access 2010 (Import Tables) 32-bit
Using QuickBooks Data with Access 2010(Linked Tables) 32-bit
Using QuickBooks Data with Access 2013(Import Tables) 32-bit
Using QuickBooks Data with Access 2013 (Linked Tables) 32-bit

Keywords: encryption, MS Access

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Comments (2)
Dustin Carre
26 September 2012 10:33 PM
as a warning this does not work when trying to create a multiple line invoice in Quickbooks. The FQSaveToCache feature does not work
Russ Hill
16 April 2013 11:24 PM
Dustin, i got close. the server went in and up fine. i did the dvdemo and got loged onto QB fine. i attached the new DSN to the driver fine. i went to access and attached import ODBC to the DSN and for a moment saw the QB tables with account at the top. i selected account and tried access and your QODBC logo came up saying i have 1 license and wam the game was over. HELP
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