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  • QODBC

    I have done a search and have not found the answer to this question
    the salesman at Alpha told me if I used Alpha Five V9 I could connect directly to Quickbooks. But I seem to be finding, when I try to connect that I now need a special driver, is this correct? and at an additional cost?

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    Re: QODBC

    Enterprise versions of Quickbooks have the QODBC driver included...

    Are you sure you do not have the QODBC driver? If you do then Alpha can use it to connect easily (read only unless you have upgraded your QODBC driver to a read/write version).
    Mike
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    • #3
      Re: QODBC

      We use quickbooks premier mfg. 2009 edition and we only need to read from QB

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      • #4
        Re: QODBC

        Originally posted by ketoman View Post
        We use quickbooks premier mfg. 2009 edition and we only need to read from QB
        Then you need to get a copy of QODBC to read from QuickBooks. There is a 30 day trial on QODBC.com

        QuickBooks needs QODBC to open it's data to the rest of the world. Alpha uses ODBC technology to read the QODBC provided data.

        An interesting aspect of the QuickBooks SDK (of which QODBC is based) is that QODBC is really talking to the QuickBooks program rather than directly to the QuickBooks data. That makes for some interesting ramifications - control by QuickBooks of what data can be read or written to. And ease of data entry for programs that are adding data to QuickBooks and still getting the QuickBooks validation routines.

        You may also want to look at QReportBuilder - which is an Alpha application designed to report from QuickBooks.
        Al Buchholz
        Bookwood Systems, LTD
        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

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        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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        • #5
          Re: QODBC

          Thanks for the info, one thing I was wondering, is if We have the QB running in the front office and I want to build my Alpha app. from my laptop thru our net work do I need the server version of QODBC or just the standard version. After development they will be on the same pc.

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          • #6
            Re: QODBC

            Originally posted by ketoman View Post
            Thanks for the info, one thing I was wondering, is if We have the QB running in the front office and I want to build my Alpha app. from my laptop thru our net work do I need the server version of QODBC or just the standard version. After development they will be on the same pc.
            You can do either.

            The newer versions of QODBC supports the Intuit RDS (Remote Data Services?), but if you are going to have QuickBooks and Alpha on the same machine (tried and true method) then I'd build to that environment.

            That means loading QuickBooks on your laptop and running both there.

            Copy your QuickBooks company file to the laptop also and you'll have a nice dev/testing environment that isn't interfering with production and will be easy to move to the production machine when ready.
            Al Buchholz
            Bookwood Systems, LTD
            Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

            Occam's Razor - KISS
            Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
            Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
            When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
            "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
            Albert Einstein

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            • #7
              Re: QODBC

              Thanks guys
              you have been most helpful

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              • #8
                Re: QODBC

                I have everything connecting when QB file is open, but when closed I cannot access account even though I have setup customer file as shared and set it in the data sources for use any ideas?.

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                • #9
                  Re: QODBC

                  Originally posted by ketoman View Post
                  I have everything connecting when QB file is open, but when closed I cannot access account even though I have setup customer file as shared and set it in the data sources for use any ideas?.
                  Here is a link to your other thread, which when implemented should fix this problem....
                  Al Buchholz
                  Bookwood Systems, LTD
                  Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

                  Occam's Razor - KISS
                  Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
                  Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
                  When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
                  "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
                  Albert Einstein

                  http://www.iadn.com/images/media/iadn_member.png

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