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AccountRight takes care of the accounting and reporting requirements of most businesses. But you can easily extend and build on AccountRight with custom add-on apps tailored to your business or industry.

Add-ons seamlessly connect to AccountRight (via the MYOB API) so you can do things like:

  • forecasting, and what-if analysis
  • integrate with POS systems
  • get access to your info from other apps
  • set up an online store.

The AccountRight Server Edition connects to add-ons via the MYOB API, and the AccountRight PC Edition connects via the MYOB Add-On Connector.

To see the range of add-ons available, visit the Add-on Centre.

 

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What is the MYOB Add-On Connector?

The MYOB Add-On Connector is installed with AccountRight to connect to 3rd party applications designed to enhance, or "add-on" to, AccountRight. Learn more about add-ons.

Add-ons can only connect to AccountRight if the MYOB Add-On Connector is running on your computer.

You can start it by going to the MYOB folder in the Windows Start menu (In Windows 7, it's in the MYOB>Add-Ons folder). You only need to do this once—the next time you start Windows, the MYOB Add-On Connector will start automatically.

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How do I install or reinstall the MYOB Add-On Connector?

AccountRight PC EditionThe MYOB Add-On Connector installs automatically when AccountRight is installed. To reinstall the Add-On Connector, reinstall AccountRight.
AccountRight Server Edition

The Add-On Connector (sometimes called the AccountRight API), can be installed during or after the AccountRight installation. After installing AccountRight, you can install the AccountRight API by going to Start > All Programs > MYOB AccountRight 20xx.x SE > Tools > Install AccountRight API

You can uninstall the AccountRight API via Control Panel > Programs and Features.

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How can I test if the MYOB Add-On Connector is working?

Open a web browser and enter http://localhost:8080/AccountRight/ into the address bar. Details of your local AccountRight company files should be displayed, meaning the Add-On Connector is working fine.

If this information doesn't display, the page times out, or you get an error, it means the Add-On Connector isn't working properly and should be reinstalled.

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How do I turn off the Add-On Connector?

You can turn off the Add-On Connector permanently or close it just for this session.

  • to turn it off permanently, right-clicking on the Add-On Connector icon in the Windows System tray, select About MYOB Add-On Connector and deselect the Run Add-On Connector at Start up option.
  • to close it for this session, right-clicking on the Add-On Connector icon in the Windows System tray, and select Exit MYOB Add-On Connector. Note that the Add-On Connector will restart when you restart your computer.

 

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How do I resolve an error status with the MYOB Add-On Connector?

A red cross displaying on the Add-On Connector icon in your computer's system tray means there's an error status.

There are 3 possible causes:

  • Another Windows user is still logged into your computer
  • A previous version of the AccountRight API is still installed
  • Another program on your computer is using the port required by the Add-On Connector

Download this support document for help with each of these.

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Need to change the port used by the Add-On Connector?  You'll probably need help from an IT person, but see this blog from the MYOBapi Team for information on how to do it.

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