ODBC Driver for QuickBooks

Connection String Options - QuickBooks ODBC Driver

The following table describes the options that you can include in the connection string for QuickBooks:

Option Description
Company ID Used to supply your QuickBooks registered Company ID. This field is filled in automatically after you authorize to QuickBooks. To learn your Company ID, sign in to QuickBooks at intuit.com, go to Your Account settings and select Company Info tab - you Company ID is provided at the top of the appeared window.

These fields are filled in automatically when you perform web login and authorization as described in the Driver Configuration article.

If you want to save Tokens and Keys in DSN Settings, select the Save Tokens and Keys checkbox

Access Token The OAuth access token represents the authorization for a unique combination of the user, company, and app. In other words, a valid OAuth access token means that user has successfully connected the app to their QuickBooks company file. For more information about QuickBooks Token and Secret see the Connect from within your app article.
Access Token Secret
Consumer Key Consumer Key and Consumer Secret keys are private keys generated when you create an app. To find and copy these keys, sign in to developer.intuit.com and click My Apps. Find and open the app you want and click the Keys tab.
Consumer Key Secret

Proxy connection options

Option Description

Proxy Host

If you are using Proxy for connection to your network, specify the Proxy server address in this option. To learn your Proxy server address, open Control Panel->Internet Options->Connections->LAN settings.

Proxy Port

Specify the Proxy port here. You can learn Proxy Port in the same way as described above for the host.

Proxy User

If Proxy User authorization is used, specify Proxy user name (ID) in this option.

Proxy Password

If Proxy User authorization is used, specify Proxy user password in this option.

Advanced Settings

Option Description

Allow NULL strings

To retrieve metadata, not all parameters according to MSDN can accept a null value. If NULL, the driver should return an error. But some 3rd-party tools pass NULL to the parameters. These options should be enabled for compatibility with such tools.

Empty strings as NULL

String Types

Sets the string value types returned by the driver as Default, Ansi or Unicode.

  • Default - the driver defines the string types.
  • Ansi - all string types will be returned as SQL_CHAR, SQL_VARCHAR and SLQ_LONGVARCHAR.
  • Unicode - all string types will be returned as SQL_WCHAR, SQL_WVARCHAR and SLQ_WLONGVARCHAR.

The option value should be changed if any third-party tool supports only Ansi string types or Unicode ones.


Enables using local regional settings when converting numbers to string.


Enables using local regional settings when converting dates and times to string.


The time to wait while trying to establish a connection before terminating the attempt and generating an error.


The time to wait for a query execution result before terminating and generating an error.

QuickBooks ODBC Connection String sample

DRIVER={Devart ODBC Driver for QuickBooks};Company Id=1234567890000;Access Token=sampleaccesstoken;Access Token Secret=sampleaccesstokensecret;Consumer Key=sampleconsumerkey;Consumer Key Secret=sampleconsumerkeysecret

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