About SuiteCRM connector
Etlworks SuiteCRM connector allows the fastest and easiest way to connect to real-time SuiteCRM data. The connector works just like any other database connector.
Etlworks partnered with CData to provide access to SuiteCRM using industry-standard JDBC protocol. Read about CData SuiteCRM JDBC connector.
When to use SuiteCRM connector
Use this connector to create Flows that extract data and load data into SuiteCRM.
Enable the SuiteCRM connector for your Etlworks Integrator account. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to enable the connector.
Create a Connection
You can create a Connection in just two steps, and they are the following:
Step 1. In the
Connections window, click
+, and type in
suite crm. Select
Step 2. Enter the Connection parameters:
SuiteCRM URL: the server URL.
User: the user name.
Password: the password.
Other Parameters to specify the Connection string options. Read about available Connection string options.
Work with SuiteCRM
SuiteCRM Online Data Model
The connector models SuiteCRM modules as the relational database.
Read about the data model.
The connector supports several operations on data, including querying, deleting, modifying, and inserting.
Read about SQL Compliance.
Extract data from SuiteCRM
Extracting data from SuiteCRM is similar to extracting data from the relational database.
Here are the steps on how you can extract data from SuiteCRM:
Step 1. Create SuiteCRM Connection, which will be used as a source (
Step 2. Create a destination Connection, for example, a Connection to the relational database, and if needed, a Format (Format is not needed if the destination is a database or well-known API).
Step 3. Create a Flow where the
source is a database and the destination is a Connection created in step 2, for example, a relational database.
Step 4. Add a new source-to-destination transformation.
Step 5. Select the SuiteCRM Connection created in step 1 as a source Connection and select the data object you are extracting data from.
Step 6. Select
TO Connection, Format (if needed), and object (for example, database table) to load data into.
Step 7. Click
MAPPING and optionally enter
Source query (you don't need a query if you are extracting data from the SuiteCRM data object unconditionally).
Step 8. Optionally define the per-field Mapping.
Step 9. Add more transformations if needed.
Load data in SuiteCRM
Loading data in SuiteCRM is similar to loading data into a relational database.
Here are the steps on how you can load data in SuiteCRM:
Step 1. Create a source Connection and a Format (if needed).
Step 2. Create a destination SuiteCRM Connection.
Step 3. Create a Flow where the destination is a database.
Step 4. Add new source-to-destination transformation.
Step 5. Select
TO Connections and objects (also a
FROM Format, if needed).
Step 6. Optionally define the per-field Mapping.
Step 7. Add more transformations if needed.
Browse data in SuiteCRM
You must have SuiteCRM Connection to browse objects and run SQL queries.
Use the Etlworks Explorer to browse data and metadata in SuiteCRM as well as execute
SELECT queries against the SuiteCRM Connection.
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