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[QODBC-Online] How to use QODBC Online with QuickBooks Online Edition (Apps.com)
Posted by Jack - QODBC Support on 20 July 2015 12:24 PM

How to use QODBC Online with QuickBooks Online Edition (Apps.com)

Setup of QODBC Online:

The first step is to download and install QODBC Online. QODBC Online requires .Net Framework 4.6.1 or later version. So you need to install .Net Framework 4.6.1 to work with QODBC Online.

For system requirement details of QODBC Online click here.

Please refer below steps to install QODBC Online:

1). Download QODBC Online installer from below link:

QODBC Driver for QuickBooks Online Download

2). Install QODBC Online:



Now we have installed QODBC Online.
 

Configure QODBC Online:

Now we need to authorize & configure QODBC Online to work with QuickBooks Online.

Please follow below steps configure QODBC Online:

1) Open QODBC Online Setup Screen & click on "Connect To QuickBooks" & refer below steps by step guide:

Start >> All Programs >> QODBC Driver for use with QuickBooks Online >> Configure QODBC Online Data Source 

 

Go To "System DSN" Tab>> select QuickBooks Online Data>> click "configure"

 

QODBC Online Setup Screen is opened, Please switch to General tab & click on "Connect To QuickBooks" button.



2) By clicking "Connect To QuickBooks" open authorization screen. You need to authorize your company file to work with QODBC Online.



3) You need to enable popup.



4) Enter your QuickBooks User ID & Password, then click "Sign In"



5) Select company file which you want to use with QODBC Online. If you have multiple company files.



6) Click on "Authorize"

 



7) After successful authorization, it will return back to QODBC Online page as connected status. You can close this window.



8) QODBC Online is successfully connected to your QuickBooks Online company.

 

 



9) Now we are testing connection through VB Demo application. Please open VB Demo from:

Start>>All Programs>> QODBC Driver for use with QuickBooks Online>> VB Demo:

Click on Connection "Add New Connection"



10) Select "QuickBooks Online Data" & click on "OK":


11) Now you can see we are connected to QuickBooks Online. Now we are querying Customer table:

 



Below are the list of Customers:

 

Disconnect QODBC Online from your QuickBooks Online Company:

1) You can Disconnect from your QuickBooks Online company by clicking "Disconnect from QuickBooks" button.



2) By clicking on "Disconnect from QuickBooks" popup message appear for Disconnect connection to QuickBooks Online. Please click Yes to Disconnect.


3) QODBC Online is successfully Disconnected from your QuickBooks Online company.

 

Import / Export connection key:

If you want to connect same company file from another machine, then you can export connection key from one machine & import it to another machine.

You can share connection key from:

Start>>All Programs>> QODBC Driver for use with QuickBooks Online>> Configure QODBC Online Data Source>> Go To "System DSN" Tab>> select QuickBooks Online Data>> click "configure">> switch to General tab >> click on "Export Connection key" button & share key.



Enter the name of connection key & choose the location where you want to save connection key:

 



Now connection key exported successfully. You can copy this connection key & paste it in another machine to import key on that machine.

You can import connection key from:

Start>>All Programs>> QODBC Driver for use with QuickBooks Online>> Configure QODBC Online Data Source>> Go To "System DSN" Tab>> select QuickBooks Online Data>> click "configure">> switch to General tab click on "Import Connection key" button & import key.



Open connection key from the location where you keep connection key:

 



Now connection key imported successfully. You can connect to QuickBooks Online using this connection key.

For system requirement details of QODBC Online click here.

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Comments (2)
Marcus Schuerstedt
20 July 2016 01:54 PM
QBO oauth authorization expires after 180 days. Does this mean, I have to re-do this authorization every three month, or did you implement the Reconnect API from QBO to refresh automatically?
Jack
20 July 2016 05:52 PM
Hi,

You need to re-authorize QODBC Online at QuickBooks Online after 180 days.
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