Excel Services Python Connector

Read, Write, and Update Excel Services with Python

Easily connect Python-based Data Access, Visualization, ORM, ETL, AI/ML, and Custom Apps with SharePoint Excel Services!


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Python Connector Libraries for SharePoint Excel Services Data Connectivity. Integrate SharePoint Excel Services with popular Python tools like Pandas, SQLAlchemy, Dash & petl. Easy-to-use Python Database API (DB-API) Modules connect Excel Services data with Python and any Python-based applications.

Features

  • Access SharePoint Excel Services data either as an entire worksheet or from discrete ranges of data within a worksheet
  • Represent discrete blocks of data as tables through automatic detection or by manually specifying ranges of data
  • Optionally specify if the first row of data should be used for field names
  • Compatible with SharePoint 2013 and 2016, Excel 2007+
  • Powerful metadata querying enables SQL-like access to non-database sources
  • Push down query optimization pushes SQL operations down to the server whenever possible, increasing performance
  • Client-side query execution engine, supports SQL-92 operations that are not available server-side
  • Connect to live SharePoint Excel Services data, for real-time data access
  • Full support for data aggregation and complex JOINs in SQL queries
  • Secure connectivity through modern cryptography, including TLS 1.2, SHA-256, ECC, etc.
  • Seamless integration with leading BI, reporting, and ETL tools and with custom applications

Specifications

  • Python Database API (DB-API) Modules for Excel Services with bi-directional access.
  • Write SQL, get SharePoint Excel Services data. Access Excel Services through standard Python Database Connectivity.
  • Integration with popular Python tools like Pandas, SQLAlchemy, Dash & petl.
  • Simple command-line based data exploration of live Excel Spreadsheet data hosted on SharePoint on-premise or Online!
  • Full Unicode support for data, parameter, & metadata.


CData Python Connectors in Action!

Watch the video overview for a first hand-look at the powerful data integration capabilities included in the CData Python Connectors.

WATCH THE PYTHON CONNECTOR VIDEO OVERVIEW

Python Connectivity with SharePoint Excel Services

Full-featured and consistent SQL access to any supported data source through Python


  • Universal Python Excel Services Connectivity

    Easily connect to Excel Services data from common Python-based frameworks, including:


    • Data Analysis/Visualization: Jupyter Notebook, pandas, Matplotlib
    • ORM: SQLAlchemy, SQLObject, Storm
    • Web Applications: Dash, Django
    • ETL: Apache Airflow, Luigi, Bonobo, Bubbles, petl
  • Popular Tooling Integration

    The Excel Services Connector integrates seamlessly with popular data science and developer tooling like Anaconda, Visual Studio Python IDE, PyCharm, and more. Real Python,

  • Replication and Caching

    Our replication and caching commands make it easy to copy data to local and cloud data stores such as Oracle, SQL Server, Google Cloud SQL, etc. The replication commands include many features that allow for intelligent incremental updates to cached data.

  • String, Date, Numeric SQL Functions

    The Excel Services Connector includes a library of 50 plus functions that can manipulate column values into the desired result. Popular examples include Regex, JSON, and XML processing functions.

  • Collaborative Query Processing

    Our Python Connector enhances the capabilities of Excel Services with additional client-side processing, when needed, to enable analytic summaries of data such as SUM, AVG, MAX, MIN, etc.

  • Easily Customizable and Configurable

    The data model exposed by our Excel Services Connector can easily be customized to add or remove tables/columns, change data types, etc. without requiring a new build. These customizations are supported at runtime using human-readable schema files that are easy to edit.

  • Enterprise-class Secure Connectivity

    Includes standard Enterprise-class security features such as TLS/ SSL data encryption for all client-server communications.

Connecting to Excel Services with Python

CData Python Connectors leverage the Database API (DB-API) interface to make it easy to work with Excel Services from a wide range of standard Python data tools. Connecting to and working with your data in Python follows a basic pattern, regardless of data source:

  • Configure the connection properties to Excel Services
  • Query Excel Services to retrieve or update data
  • Connect your Excel Services data with Python data tools.


Connecting to Excel Services in Python

To connect to your data from Python, import the extension and create a connection:

import cdata.excel services as mod
conn = mod.connect("User=user@domain.com; Password=password;")

#Create cursor and iterate over results
cur = conn.cursor()
cur.execute("SELECT * FROM ExcelSheet")
 
rs = cur.fetchall()
 
for row in rs:
print(row)

Once you import the extension, you can work with all of your enterprise data using the python modules and toolkits that you already know and love, quickly building apps that help you drive business.

Visualize Excel Services Data with pandas

The data-centric interfaces of the Excel Services Python Connector make it easy to integrate with popular tools like pandas and SQLAlchemy to visualize data in real-time.

engine = create_engine("excel services///Password=password&User=user")

df = pandas.read_sql("SELECT * FROM ExcelSheet", engine)

df.plot()
plt.show()

More Than Read-Only: Full Update/CRUD Support

Excel Services Connector goes beyond read-only functionality to deliver full support for Create, Read Update, and Delete operations (CRUD). Your end-users can interact with the data presented by the Excel Services Connector as easily as interacting with a database table.