The Sage 300 ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Sage 300, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity. Access Sage 300 data like you would a database – read, write, and update Sage 300 Invoices, Receipts, Refunds, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.
- Powerful metadata querying enables SQL-like access to non-database sources
- Push down query optimization pushes SQL operations down to the server whenever possible, increasing performance
- Client-side query execution engine, supports SQL-92 operations that are not available server-side
- Connect to live Sage 300 data, for real-time data access
- Full support for data aggregation and complex JOINs in SQL queries
- Secure connectivity through modern cryptography, including TLS 1.2, SHA-256, ECC, etc.
- Seamless integration with leading BI, reporting, and ETL tools and with custom applications
- Supports 32-bit and 64-bit applications.
- ODBC 3.8 compliant native protocol based drivers.
- Comprehensive ANSI SQL-92 support.
- Full Unicode Support – any language, any data.
- Cross-platform ODBC. Available for Windows, Linux and macOS.
Where can I use Sage 300 ODBC Driver?
ODBC is the most widely supported interface for connecting applications with data. All kinds of BI, Reporting, ETL, Database, and Analytics tools offer the ability to read and write data via ODBC connectivity.
- Cognos BI
- Crystal Reports
- FileMaker Pro
- Microsoft Access
- Microsoft Excel
- Oracle DB
- Power Map
- Power Pivot
- SAP Business Objects
- Sharepoint Services
- Tableau (certified)
Robust ODBC Access to Sage 300
Full-featured and consistent SQL access to any supported data source through ODBC
ODBC 3.8 compliant native protocol based drivers.
Support 32-bit and 64-bit applications and unicode ODBC APIs.
Available for Microsoft Windows, Unix, and Mac (macOS / OS X) platforms.
Our drivers undergo extensive testing and are certified to be compatible with leading analytics and reporting applications like Tableau, Microsoft Excel, and many more.
Our exclusive Remoting feature allows hosting the ODBC connection on a server to enable connections from various clients on any platform (Java, .NET, C++, PHP, Python, etc.), using any standards based technology (ODBC, JDBC, etc.). ODBC Remoting is enabled using the popular MySQL and SQL (TDS) wire protocol server.
The driver includes a library of 50 plus functions that can manipulate column values into the desired result. Popular examples include Regex, JSON, and XML processing functions.
Our drivers enhance the data source’s capabilities by additional client-side processing, when needed, to enable analytic summaries of data such as SUM, AVG, MAX, MIN, etc
The data model exposed by our ODBC Drivers can easily be customized to add or remove tables/columns, change data types, etc. without requiring a new build. These customizations are supported at runtime using human-readable schema files that are easy to edit.
Includes standard Enterprise-class security features such as TLS/ SSL data encryption for all client-server communications.
Our replication and caching commands make it easy to copy data to local and cloud data stores such as Oracle, SQL Server, Google Cloud SQL, etc. The replication commands include many features that allow for intelligent incremental updates to cached data.
ODBC Driver Performance
With traditional approaches to remote access, performance bottlenecks can spell disaster for applications. Regardless if an application is created for internal use, a commercial project, web, or mobile application, slow performance can rapidly lead to project failure. Accessing data from any remote source has the potential to create these problems. Common issues include:
- Network Connections – Slow network connections and latency issues are common in mobile applications.
- Service Delays – Delays due to service interruptions, resulting in server hardware or software updates.
- Large Data – Intentional or unintentional requests for large amounts of data.
- Disconnects – Complete loss of network connectivity.
The CData ODBC Driver for Sage 300 solves these issues by supporting powerful smart caching technology that can greatly improve the performance and dramatically reduce application bottlenecks.
Smart caching is a configurable option that works by storing queried data into a local database. Enabling smart caching creates a persistent local cache database that contains a replica of data retrieved from the remote source. The cache database is small, lightweight, blazing-fast, and it can be shared by multiple connections as persistent storage.
- Caching with our ODBC Drivers is highly configurable, including options for:
- Auto Cache – Maintain an automatic local cache of data on all requests. The provider will automatically load data into the cache database each time you execute a SELECT query. Each row returned by the query will be inserted or updated as necessary into the corresponding table in the cache database.
- Explicit Cache – Cache only on demand. Developers decide exactly what data gets stored in the cache and when it is updated. Explicit caching provides full control over the cache contents by using explicit execution of CACHE statements.
- No Cache – All requests access only live data and no local cache file is created.
This powerful caching functionality increases application performance and allows applications to disconnect and continue limited functioning without writing code for additional local storage and/or data serialization/deserialization.
More information about ODBC Driver caching and best caching practices is available in the included help files.