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Initiating DBSync integration through Rest-Call

DBSync integration can also be initiated without having to login to www.mydbsync.com. The sync can be initiated from an external application, say with a click of a button or a URL. The following section illustrates how this customization can be achieved.

When a post request is made to DBSync server, the following parameters are verified.

  1. Authentication variable
  2. Profile variable
  3. Payload - Process Definition Language

HTTP Post Request

Post URL: http(s)://<<server>>:<<port>>/cw/dbsyncrestservice.m
Post Parameters:
1. authenticationXML:  It provides the authentication username/password and name of the profile.
2. profileXML: Defines the connection profile for the integration process to execute. See "Profile" section below
3. payload: Defines the process to execute. The name is in the form of "processdefinition_"<<process_name>>".xml 

All post parameters should be UTF-8 encoded.

The following section illustrates how these parameters can be found within DBSync intallation and modify as per to your DBSync and Adapter configurations.

Authentication :

The authentication module verifies your DBSync Username, Password and Profile used for Integration. The following is a sample DBSync credential which is used for authentication.

Username : your_username@company.com
Password : Password
Profile Name : Sage Sage IntacctToDatabase

<profile>Sage Sage IntacctToDatabase</profile>

Profile :

Profile is basically an XML file and it defines the Business Process to execute. The name of a profile or the xml file is always prefixed with "processdefinition" and usually is in the form of "processdefinition_"<<process_name>>".xml

Profile.xml file stores configuration details of your integration adapters for which you have registered at the time of purchase. The default installation folder of DBSync would be "C:\DBSync_Cloudworkflow_x". Presuming that DBSync is installed in the default directory, you can find the path of the profile.xml as shown below.

C:\DBSync_CloudWorkflow_x\CloudWF\WEB-INF\conf\db\<DBSync Username>\<Profile Name>\ profile.xml

A sample profile.xml file is shown below with configuration details of the adapters that are used for integration.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<!-- DBSync User Details -- >

<profile id="your_username@company.com" name="Sage Sage IntacctToDatabase" loglevel="ALL" email="" guid="0006FBC6">

<!-- Sage Sage Intacct Adapter Configuration -- >

<adapter name="Sage Sage Intacct" type="com.avankia.appmashups.adapter.Sage Sage Intacct.Sage Sage IntacctAdapter">
<property name="userid">username</property>
<property name="password" encrypted="true">XXXXXX</property>
<property name="senderid">avankia</property>
<property name="dtdversion">2.1</property>
<property name="hostUrl">www.Sage Sage Intacct.com</property>
<property name="companyid">company-DEV</property>
<property name="controlpassword">XXXXXXX</property>
<adapter name="ConsoleAdapter" type="com.avankia.appmashups.engine.conversion.adapters.ConsoleAdapter" />

<!-- Database Adapter Configuration  -- >

<adapter name="database" type="com.avankia.appmashups.engine.conversion.adapters.DatabaseAdapter">
<property name="password" encrypted="true">XXXXXX</property>
<property name="url">jdbc:sqlserver://localhost:1433;databaseName=Sage Sage Intacct</property>
<property name="autocommit">true</property>
<property name="driver">sqlserver</property>
<property name="dbname">Sage Sage Intacct</property>
<property name="username">sa</property>

Payload – Process Definition Language :

The PDL file (Process Definition Language) can be found in the same directory as the profile.xml file or you can also download the PDL file from DBSync. A screenshot below illustrates step-by-step instructions to download the same.

  1. Login to www.mydbsync.com and click on Customer Login tab
  2. Login with the provided DBSync Username & Password
  3. Click on My Home link from the Menu, you will be re-directed to Launch page.
  4. Once into DBSync Home page, Click on Launch Development Studio button and you will be directed to workspace page of DBSync.
  5. Once inside the profile page, click on Manage --> Edit as shown below. You will be re-directed to Process-Builder page

  • Right-Click on the Process-Definition on the top right hand corner and select Download form the right-click menu as shown.
  • Save the zip file to a desired location and extract the same.

The following section shows a Sample Java Code which can be used to make a REST-CALL. The highlighted section shows the modified parameters as per to your DBSync, Database and Sage Sage Intacct credentials.

Sample Java Code :

package com.avankia.appmashups.rest;

import java.io.File;
import java.net.URLEncoder;
import org.apache.commons.io.FileUtils;

public class TestClient
public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception

String authenticationXML = "<authentication>" + "<userName>username@company.com</userName>" + "<password>password</password>" + "<profile>Sage Sage IntacctToDatabase</profile>" + "</authentication>";
String profileXML2="";
String profileXML = "<?xml version=\"1.0\" encoding=\"UTF-8\"?>"\+

Sage Sage Intacct Adapter Configuration

"<profile id="localhost@avankia.com" name="Sage Sage Intacct" loglevel="ALL" email=""guid="01F6CCDC">"+
"<adapter name="Sage Sage Intacct" type="com.avankia.appmashups.adapter.Sage Sage Intacct.Sage Sage IntacctAdapter">"+
"<property name="userid">admin</property>"+ // Sage Sage Intacct UserId
"<property name="password" encrypted="true">XXXXXXXXX</property>"+ //Encrypted Sage Sage Intacct Password
"<property name="senderid">company</property>"+  // Sage Sage Intacct SenderId
"<property name="dtdversion">2.1</property>"+   //  Sage Sage Intacct DTD Version
"<property name="hostUrl">www.Sage Sage Intacct.com</property>"+  // Host URL
"<property name="companyid">Company-ID</property>"+  // Sage Sage Intacct Company Id
"<property name="controlpassword">YYYYYYYY</property>"\+ // Sage Sage Intacct Control Password

Database Adapter Configuration

"<adapter name="database" type="com.avankia.appmashups.engine.conversion.adapters.DatabaseAdapter">"+
"<property name="password" encrypted="true">XXXXXXX</property>"\+ //Database Password
"<property name="url">jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/yourdb</property>"+ // Database Connection String
"<property name="autocommit">true</property>"+
"<property name="driver">mysql</property>"+ // Database Driver
"<property name="dbname">mysql</property>"+
"<property name="username">root</property>"+  // Database User
StringBuilder content = new StringBuilder();
content.append(URLEncoder.encode(authenticationXML, "UTF-8"));
content.append(URLEncoder.encode(profileXML, "UTF-8"));
String response = Http.post("http://localhost:8080/dbsync2/dbsyncrestservice.m", content.toString(), "application/x-www-form-urlencoded");
System.out.println("HTTP Response:\n"+response);

Return Value

If successfully submitted, the return value is "success"

If there is an error, an HTTP Error is returned with HTTP Error string with the error message.

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