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Invantive SQL is the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to exchange data with the NMBRS API.

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NMBRS is payroll software in the cloud. Nmbrs provides both payrolling as well as HR functionality.


Invantive SQL is available on many user interfaces ("clients" in traditional server-client paradigma). All Invantive SQL statements can be exchanged with a close to 100% compatibility across all clients and operating systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android).

The clients include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Query, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook. Web-based clients include Invantive Cloud, Invantive Bridge Online as OData proxy, Invantive App Online for interactive apps, Online SQL Editor for query execution and Invantive Data Access Point as extended proxy.

The NMBRS Power BI connector is based on the Invantive SQL driver for NMBRS, completed by a high-performance OData connector which works straight on Power BI without any add-on. The OData protocol is always version 4, independent whether the backing platform uses OData, SOAP or another protocol.

For technical users there are command-line editions of Invantive Data Hub running on iOS, Android, Windows, MacOS and Linux. Invantive Data Hub is also often used for enterprise server applications such as ETL. High-volume replication of data taken from the NMBRS API into traditional databases such as SQL Server (on-premise and Azure), MySQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle is possible using Invantive Data Replicator. Invantive Data Replicator automatically creates and maintains NMBRS datawarehouses, possibly in combination with data from over 70 other (cloud) platforms. Data Replicator supports data volumes up to over 1 TB and over 5.000 companies. The on-premise edition of Invantive Bridge offers an NMBRS provider.

Finally, online web apps can be build for NMBRS using App Online of Invantive Cloud.

Monitor API Calls

When a query or DML-statement has been executed on Invantive SQL a developer can evaluate the actual calls made to the NMBRS API using a query on sessionios@DataDictionary. As an alternative, extensive request and response logging can be enabled by setting log-native-calls-to-disk to true. In the %USERPROFILE%\Invantive\NativeLogs folder Invantive SQL will create log files per API request and response.


The SQL driver for NMBRS supports partitioning: data from multiple companies are all listed together in one table. The value of the column COMPANY_CODE indicates which company the data belongs to.

An introduction into the concepts of Invantive SQL such as databases, data containers and partitioning can be found in the Invantive SQL grammar.

The configuration can be changed using various attributes during log on and use. A full list of configuration options is listed in the driver attributes.

The catalog name is used to compose the full qualified name of an object like a table or view. The schema name is used to compose the full qualified name of an object like a table or view. On NMBRS the comparison of two texts is case sensitive by default.

Changes and bug fixes on the NMBRS SQL driver can be found in the release notes. There is currently no specific section on the Invantive forums for NMBRS. Please reach out to other users of NMBRS by leaving a question or contact request.

Driver code for use in settings.xml: NmbrsNl

Alias: nmbrs

Recommended alias: nms

Partition Label: Company

More technical documentation as provided by the supplier of the NMBRS API on the native APIconnection used can be found at

Payrolling for both the Dutch as well as Swedish legislation are available. NMBRS is used by entrepreneurs and accounting firms.Login to the NMBRS API requires an API token. API tokens can enable access to all debtors in NMBRS or solely to one specific debtor as described on allows individual configuration of API access using API templates. Make sure from the Settings menu to check that the Template Users have sufficient API access by pressing on the 'gears' icon of the template associated with the account. Also make sure to apply the template to the NMBRS users.

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