[QODBC-Desktop] Connecting QODBC Driver to QuickBooks for the First Time (Video)
Posted by Rajendra Dewani (QODBC Support) on 22 September 2013 11:13 AM

Connecting QODBC Driver to QuickBooks for the First Time  (Video)

    Go to: How to set up the QODBC Optimizer and Where are the Optimizer options for the next step.

    You can also see: How to set up QODBC for Auto-login into QuickBooks / How to set up QODBC Driver to auto-connect to QuickBooks. (Video) for more details.

    For troubleshooting connection issues, refer: To how to use QODBC Support Wizard

    See also: VB Demo is missing


Tags: QuickBooks First time, QODBC First step, QuickBooks startup, Connect QuickBooks, 80040408, 80040418, autologin, create odbc connection, how to use qodbc

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Comments (4)
23 January 2014 10:21 PM
This article was sorta helpful. What I need is first time setup via RDS client/server
07 July 2014 01:24 PM
Hi Ben,

I would like to suggest you please use QRemote to connect QuickBooks data remotely. Please refer below mentioned link for Accessing QuickBooks Data Remotely using QODBC & QRemote.
Marco Zatta
02 May 2014 04:12 AM
the error that there is a windows issue keeps happening to me. I have tried 5 times following all the instructions I can find. What on earth is going wrong with this QODBC???
I am usingrecon enterprise 2014
07 July 2014 01:23 PM
Hi Marco,

I kindly request you please keep QuickBooks running & test connection through VB Demo application.

If VB Demo can connect, you should be able to use QODBC with your application(s). You may ignore the Test Connection windows security message as Test Connection may fail if it is executed in a different user context then normal user and there is no need to test connection via QODBC Setup Screen once it has passed connect via VB Demo.

Please refer:

If you are still facing issue, I kindly request you to please raise a support ticket to the QODBC Technical Support department from below mentioned link & provide requested information:

1) Screenshot of QODBC Setup Screen -- > About
2) Screenshot of the issue you’re facing.
Share Entire Log Files as an attachment in text format from
3) QODBC Setup Screen -- > Messages -- > Review QODBC Messages
4) QODBC Setup Screen -- > Messages -- > Review SDK Messages
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