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Cdata Quickbooks Remote Connection

I have a client who has power bi installed on his local desktop.  He is trying to get data from quickbooks desktop (direct query or import, doesn't matter) that is hosted on a separate server using an ODBC called Cdata.

 

When we install Cdata ODBC on his local machine with power bi desktop it adds the proper ODBC connection, but leaves the  USER/PASSWORD/URL field blank under the REMOTE section.  Typically, if quickbooks was hosted on the same machine you would just leave this blank and then select the local file to point to... however because quickbooks is running on a separate server we have to fill out the USER/PASSWORD/URL under the REMOTE section.

 

This ODBC connection then takes those USER/PASSWORD/URL parameters and connects to the remote connector on quickbooks (http://remoteconnector.com/), which is a small web server that accepts the request and actually makes the authentication to Quickbooks.

 

I am not sure what to put for the URL.  I tried the server ip with port :8166, but it says it can't find the system process when I try to connect in the ODBC connection on the local machine.  Any help would be much appreciated!

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Greg_Deckler
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According to the documentation here:

http://cdn.cdata.com/help/RQA/odbc/pg_remoteconnector.htm

http://<localhost/servername/ip>:2080


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That ODBC is configured on the machine that hosts power bi correct?  And then that ODBC looks at that URL and send the USER/PASS to make a connection to the QuickBooks Remote Connection Server, which then makes the connection to quickbooks?  Does that sound right.

 

Is the IP of the server I need in IPCONFIG as the ipv4?

@black_magic1001 - Yes, the IP v4 address should work fine. Open a command prompt (cmd) on the server. Type ipconfig and hit the Enter key. There you can see the ip address of the server.


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