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Load SharePoint Excel Services Data to a Database Using Embulk



Use CData JDBC drivers with the open source ETL/ELT tool Embulk to load SharePoint Excel Services data to a database.

Embulk is an open source bulk data loader. When paired with the CData JDBC Driver for SharePoint Excel Services, Embulk easily loads data from SharePoint Excel Services to any supported destination. In this article, we explain how to use the CData JDBC Driver for SharePoint Excel Services in Embulk to load SharePoint Excel Services data to a MySQL dtabase.

With built-in optimized data processing, the CData JDBC Driver offers unmatched performance for interacting with live SharePoint Excel Services data. When you issue complex SQL queries to SharePoint Excel Services, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to SharePoint Excel Services and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (often SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Configure a JDBC Connection to SharePoint Excel Services Data

Before creating a bulk load job in Embulk, note the installation location for the JAR file for the JDBC Driver (typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for SharePoint Excel Services\lib).

Embulk supports JDBC connectivity, so you can easily connect to SharePoint Excel Services and execute SQL queries. Before creating a bulk load job, create a JDBC URL for authenticating with SharePoint Excel Services.

The URL, User, and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid credentials for SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2010, or SharePoint 2013. Additionally, the Library property must be set to a valid SharePoint Document Library and the File property must be set to a valid .xlsx file in the indicated Library.

Built-in Connection String Designer

For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the SharePoint Excel Services JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

java -jar cdata.jdbc.excelservices.jar

Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

Below is a typical JDBC connection string for SharePoint Excel Services:

jdbc:excelservices:URL=https://myorg.sharepoint.com;[email protected];Password=password;File=Book1.xlsx;

Load SharePoint Excel Services Data in Embulk

After installing the CData JDBC Driver and creating a JDBC connection string, install the required Embulk plugins.

Install Embulk Input & Output Plugins

  1. Install the JDBC Input Plugin in Embulk.
    https://github.com/embulk/embulk-input-jdbc/tree/master/embulk-input-jdbc
  2. embulk gem install embulk-input-jdbc
  3. In this article, we use MySQL as the destination database. You can also choose SQL Server, PostgreSQL, or Google BigQuery as the destination using the output Plugins.
    https://github.com/embulk/embulk-output-jdbc/tree/master/embulk-output-mysql embulk gem install embulk-output-mysql

With the input and output plugins installed, we are ready to load SharePoint Excel Services data into MySQL using Embulk.

Create a Job to Load SharePoint Excel Services Data

Start by creating a config file in Embulk, using a name like excelservices-mysql.yml.

  1. For the input plugin options, use the CData JDBC Driver for SharePoint Excel Services, including the path to the driver JAR file, the driver class (e.g. cdata.jdbc.excelservices.ExcelServicesDriver), and the JDBC URL from above
  2. For the output plugin options, use the values and credentials for the MySQL database

Sample Config File (excelservices-mysql.yml)

in: type: jdbc driver_path: C:\Program Files\CData[product_name] 20xx\lib\cdata.jdbc.excelservices.jar driver_class: cdata.jdbc.excelservices.ExcelServicesDriver url: jdbc:excelservices:URL=https://myorg.sharepoint.com;[email protected];Password=password;File=Book1.xlsx; table: "Account" out: type: mysql host: localhost database: DatabaseName user: UserId password: UserPassword table: "Account" mode: insert

After creating the file, run the Embulk job.

embulk run excelservices-mysql.yml

After running the the Embulk job, find the Salesforce data in the MySQL table.

Load Filtered SharePoint Excel Services Data

In addition to loading data directly from a table, you can use a custom SQL query to have more granular control of the data loaded. You can also perform increment loads by setting a last updated column in a SQL WHERE clause in the query field.

in: type: jdbc driver_path: C:\Program Files\CData[product_name] 20xx\lib\cdata.jdbc.excelservices.jar driver_class: cdata.jdbc.excelservices.ExcelServicesDriver url: jdbc:excelservices:URL=https://myorg.sharepoint.com;[email protected];Password=password;File=Book1.xlsx; query: "SELECT Name, AnnualRevenue FROM Account WHERE [RecordId] = 1" out: type: mysql host: localhost database: DatabaseName user: UserId password: UserPassword table: "Account" mode: insert

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