How to Get QODBC to go with 64-bit Applications

How to Configure QODBC to Work With 64-bit Applications


64 and 32-bit worlds are kept totally separate in the Microsoft Windows Operating System. QuickBooks is a 32-bit application, so in order to communicate with it, a 32-bit ODBC driver is required.

Since a 64-bit application cannot talk to a 32-bit driver, we have to do a bit of magic to get the worlds to connect, we call it QRemote. QRemote works as a bridge between 64-bit Applications and the 32-bit QODBC Driver by communicating data calls between the two worlds using TCP/IP protocol. QRemote makes it possible for 64-bit Web Servers and 64-bit applications to talk to QuickBooks live for the first time via the QODBC Driver.

QRemote has two components QRemote Client Driver for QODBC and QRemote Server for QODBC?

QRemote Client Driver: Allows 64-bit Applications to connect to QRemote Server and sends the Request to QRemote Server for Processing.

QRemote Server: Processes requested instruction from QRemote Client to QuickBooks using QODBC DSN Driver.

Setting Up a New QRemote Connection.

Start QRemote Server for QODBC from the start menu.

Double click the QRemote Server icon from the system tray.

QRemote Server Main screen shows the IP address and Port it allows the QRemote Client to connect to.

Make a note of IP address and Port number listed on the QRemote Server Event Logs window

Create a new DSN entry

o Before creating A DSN entry verify you have created a DSN entry for QODBC which can connect to QuickBooks. 

Create a new DSN entry/or configure the existing one

Navigate to Start Menu, QODBC Drivers for Use with QuickBooks and click

Configure QODBC Data Source 64-bit 


"QuickBooks Data 64-bit QRemote" is the default DSN created when installing QODBC. (Earlier it was
“QRemote Data 64-bit”)


o Navigate to System DSN. Click on Add Button

o From the driver, list select QRemote for QuickBooks and click Finish

      Under the QRemote for QuickBooks Client DSN configuration screen, Please fill in the following information

·         Server: IP Address displayed on QRemote Server 

·         Port: Port displayed on QRemote Server 

·         Encryption Key/Password: (By Default Encryption Key/Password is set to "QODBC#QRemote$1". In case you want to change Encryption Key/Password, You can configure your encryption key on QRemoteServer and use the same on QRemote Client DSN) 

·         Encryption(By Default Encryption is set to Off. In case you want to use encrypted data transfer between QRemote client and QRemoteServer, You can configure encryption on QRemoteServer and use the same on QRemote Client DSN) 

·         Remote DSN: select QuickBooks Data DSN from the list. (Make sure QRemote Server is running)  

In this example, we will be using existing (Default) DSN: QuickBooks Data 64-bit QRemote  

Earlier (QRemote Data 64-bit)

o Verify the QRemote Client connects to the server and the below-listed logs are logged in the event window.


Connecting with 64-bit Applications

To allow 64-bit Application(s) to talk to QuickBooks via QODBC, Start the QRemote Server and configure the QRemote Client DSN entry.

Connect using the standard DSN connection string. e.g. DSN=QuickBooks Data 64-bit QRemote

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