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QODBC Driver Version 16 for QuickBooks 2016

QODBC is the ODBC driver for accessing the data in
QuickBooks Accounting files.

QODBC is a fully functional ODBC driver for reading and writing QuickBooks 2016-2002 accounting data files by using standard SQL queries. It requires an ODBC compliant front-end application such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Visual Basic, PowerBuilder or Delphi. Once installed, it will allow these applications to read and write QuickBooks Accounting files in the same fashion as other file formats installed on your computer. Using the official QuickBooks SDK interface, we are able to offer our customers total compatibility with all QuickBooks file formats.

New Features in QODBC Version 16

New Optimizer System

The data optimizer system in QODBC has been completely replaced with a new speedy data engine to bring QuickBooks data into a fast fully encrypted local data store to offer maximum speed when using QODBC, and it is kept up to date witn QuickBooks data on every query. Issues with optimizer rebuilding and corruption have been eliminated with this major upgrade.

New Table and Field Additions

With each new major release of QuickBooks, Intuit will add features/enhancements to QuickBooks that users have been asking for. Some of these enhancements with regards to the database are also passed on to us through Intuit’s development kit we use. Here are some of the new tables and fields that have been added in QODBC version 16:

Multiple customer ship to addresses are now available in the new table CustomerShipToAddress

Multiple customer additional notes feature is now available in the new table AdditionalNotes

Added new table for the fields ContactsRet for master table Entity.

Added new tables for the fields AdditionalNotesRet for master table Employee.

Added new Table BarCode

Added 2 new tables BillPaymentCheckLineLinkedTxn and BillPaymentCreditCardLineLinkedTxn.  These tables will list the linked transactions of Bill Payment Check/Credit.

Added new table “TransferFunds” . Transactions done via, Banking menu >Transfer Funds can now be fetched.

"Currency" and "Exchange Rate" fields have been added to the “canned” report Deposit Detail

Included in QuickBooks Enterprise Editions

The read-only desktop edition of QODBC has again been chosen to be included as a feature in the QuickBooks Enterprise Edition 2016 product, on the main file menu under Utilities. If you need a read-only edition of QODBC and have this version of QuickBooks, you are ready to go, no purchase required! We have also now been chosen to be included in QuickBooks Enterprise Editions in Canada and Australia.

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What is ODBC?

ODBC (Open Data Base Connectivity) is a specification designed by Microsoft to allow Windows applications to access multiple database systems through a single method with no regard for various file formats. SQL (Structured Query Language) is used as the method for accessing data through ODBC. Vendors of ODBC drivers (like this one) follow the specifications for ODBC so that any ODBC compliant application can access the data available through the driver. ODBC compliant applications include: Microsoft Access, Word, Excel, PowerBuilder, Borland Delphi, Crystal Pro Report Writer, Visual Basic and hundreds of others. Users of these applications do not need to learn SQL language to access these database files, they are simply presented on the desktop for the user to manipulate with wizards and icons.

What is QODBC?

QODBC is an ODBC driver (DLL) for QuickBooks Accounting format files. QuickBooks Accounting stores it's data in it's own proprietary DBMS file format. This driver allows users of any ODBC compliant front end application to read and write data contained in QuickBooks Accounting format files similarly to any other ODBC enabled database.

QODBC works by accepting SQL commands from applications through the ODBC interface, then converting those calls to navigational XML commands to the QuickBooks Accounting DBMS and returning record sets that qualify for the query results. This driver is not a Client/Server product, but rather communicates directly with the QuickBooks application as it runs. QuickBooks is a flat file database, and this driver will not change it into a relational database, so keep that in mind when developing with this driver.

QODBC acts as a 'wrapper' around the Intuit SDK so customers can finally get at their QuickBooks data using standard database tools; speeding development time.

What can I do with QODBC?

QODBC opens up the QuickBooks Accounting files created by thousands of custom programs to the new world of database connectivity. In the same way that Windows has created an environment where all applications have a similar look and feel, ODBC drivers make all database formats look the same.

Best of all, this driver is transparent and works in exactly the same fashion of ODBC drivers from other vendors. QuickBooks Accounting developers now can offer this driver to their customers to allow them direct access to their important data.

All of our products support QuickBooks USA versions 2016-2002, UK or Canadian 2016-2003. QuickBooks Pro, Premiere and Enterprise editions are supported.

The Benefits of QODBC

Note: QuickBooks does not support writing to all areas of the accounting database, some areas are protected.

Today's end users are extremely sophisticated, requiring up-to-the-minute data to make a significant number of business decisions. Business people cannot afford to wait for their computer departments or CPA's to service a request for accounting data. The data must be available on the desktop instantly. ODBC is the solution for all Windows applications, and QODBC is the solution for QuickBooks Accounting users and developers needing a standard way to access data in all of their applications.

Sharing Data with QuickBooks

All QuickBooks data elements supported by the QuickBooks SDK are supported by the QODBC Driver for read and write capability (depending on the license of QODBC purchased).

Main Benefits of this Product

QuickBooks Pro Advisors and consultants can configure reports and spreadsheets with live QuickBooks data for their customers, increasing billing hours. Developers can create applications which use QuickBooks data with ease, using QuickBooks data via existing ODBC data controls and methods. End user customers can use wizards and mail merge capabilities in Windows standard applications to merge QuickBooks data in their daily routine with just a few mouse clicks.

Free Evaluation Version

We also offer a FREE QODBC Pro Read-Write trial copy of the software limited to 30 days of use. The evaluation version of QODBC is limited to 30 days of use and 20 write operations to QuickBooks per session, otherwise fully functional including server mode.

Technical Support

A FAQ section and a free support knowledgebase is available for those evaluating QODBC. All customers can obtain free technical support via our Support Ticket System. Program anomalies will be addressed at no charge and updaters posted on our web site. Support issues specific to your application or requirements may be subject to a $75 per incident consulting fee.

System Requirements

Minimum CPU required: Pentium II processor 450 MHz or better
Minimum memory required: 64 MB
Minimum hard disk space required: 15 MB
Operating system version: Windows 98SE/2000/ME/NT 4.0/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8

QuickBooks Versions Supported

All of our products support QuickBooks USA versions 2016-2002, UK or Canadian 2016-2003. QuickBooks Pro, Premiere and Enterprise editions are supported.

USA, Canada and UK editions are available via this web site. Other editions are available through our regional distributor for the Asia Pacific region.


Description Price
QODBC Desktop Edition Read Only Driver for QuickBooks $149.00
QODBC Desktop Edition Read Write Driver for QuickBooks $199.00
QODBC Server Edition Read Write Driver for QuickBooks $499.00

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