Receiving started off with Sage Integration
All goods in the Sage accounting variety have the capability to bring into and out of the accounting system, which tends to make integration extremely feasible. At the entry degree there is Sage Instant and Line fifty that have a proprietary facts storage format but do offer you a software program developer kit (SDK) and an ODBC driver. The mid array Sage two hundred solution and the substantial-end Sage one thousand option both make use of Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) which can facilitate the motion of info in and out supplying you know which furniture keep which data! So the possibilities for each and every merchandise are;
Sage (Sections) fifty
Line sixty really ships with a study-only ODBC driver. So you can use this driver to export information from Sage fifty into, for instance, Excel or into a third celebration/bespoke application. This has admittance to all the platforms that Sage 40 makes use of but there is no guidance in terms of what facts is wherever, normally the table name does reflect the info that it merchants but there is no documentation on the ‘data model’.
If you need to get facts into Series 50 then you can either use one of the import routines in the product which are excellent for static facts this sort of as customers and suppliers but a little bit restricted with transactional information, these kinds of as not being in a position to import product sales and buy orders. Moreover the Sage 50 SDK permits the creating of info into the databases and will take care of updating the needed tables. The genuine format of the facts is not identified for sure but I feel it to be some old btrieve type document storage method. Making use of the ODBC driver with an SQL query instrument is ok for fundamental queries but it soon struggles with multi-table joins. There is a no cost application offered known as Sage fifty Explorer which lets you see the facts in any table.
Sage two hundred (and Sage two hundred Suite which is financials plus CRM)
Sage 200 employs MSSQL so it is effortless to extract information. On the other hand there are numerous furniture and it can be battle without the facts model. Sage does create a info model definition document but this is only offered to registered Sage developers. The table names are pretty descriptive of the facts they maintain so a excellent developer could get to what they have to have. Sage suggest using the Sage two hundred SDK for writing info back which tends to make sense as it calls for care of updating the pertinent ledgers and carrying out the double entry postings. You can put data straight into the platforms (unsupported by Sage and harmful until you actually know what you are doing).
Sage Series 500/Sage 1000
Sage Series 500/one thousand does have an API which is pretty limited for getting information into the system. There is an aged regimen known as tetralink which also makes it possible for fundamental info import and there is a 3rd celebration device with templates which allows particular data to be uploaded through Excel.
The information model in Sage 1000 is massive and the legacy of the information model is that it applied to be an older btrieve flat file method and currently even even though it resides inside of MSSQL there is no referential integrity, principal or foreign keys defined in the information. Add to that there are 1800+ furniture all 8-10 characters in length (hardly descriptive!) and no documentation.