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Can QODBC be installed on a remote, Linux server and used to access a QB Database running on Windows 12? If so, can you point me to documentation on how to do so?

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rkorts
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QuickBooks is a very chatty client server database and remote access to it is generally not a good idea. It is really easy to damage the database with remote access. Can you install QODBC locally to QuickBooks and access the results locally?
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by:Richard Korts
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To John Hurst,

Yes, I could. But to what end?

My objective is to synchronize specific QB tables with corresponding tables on a web server. The web server database is MySQL. Do you know if I can create a MySQL database on the QB server, use QODBC to get data out (or put data in) QB & then figure out a way to synch that with the web server database? I have MySQL ODBC on the Quick Books server now because I was trying another "canned" solution that doesn't seem to work.
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Yes, I could. But to what end?  <-- The concern I have is possible damage to the database. Any tiny loss of connection or packet loss can lose a transaction.

About the only thing I can think of at this point is a packaged application from the Intuit Marketplace.
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by:Richard Korts
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Please stay tuned, I don;t see an easy solution.

Have you ever hear of OpenSynch?

I'm trying it but it appears not to work or the docs are poor or they are assuming a level of knowledge that I don;t have.
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I have only heard of Open Sync, but I have never used it.
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To John Hurst,

It now seems to be working in an odd sense..

Support & pre-sales seems pretty spotty, that scares me.

I will try to talk to them again (for the 4th or 5th time) tomorrow; they are EDT.

Thanks
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by:Rajendra Dewani
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Hi,
For now, QODBC cannot be installed on Linux machine.

We are currently testing a linux client for QRemote which will connect to QuickBooks Data on the Windows machine. Please do let us know if you would like to have a beta test.  ( Raise a support ticket at http://support.flexquarters.com/esupport/index.php?/Tickets/Submit )

For now you can use a windows box at the remote site.

I would request you to refer
Accessing QuickBooks Data Remotely using QODBC & QRemote. (Video)
http://support.flexquarters.com/esupport/index.php?/Default/Knowledgebase/Article/View/2517/
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http://support.flexquarters.com/esupport/index.php?/Default/Knowledgebase/Article/View/2483/0/using-quickbooks-data-remotely-via-qodbc

FAQ & Knowledge base : http://support.qodbc.com/

Regards
Rajendra Dewani
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