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Transfer Data from Excel to Acumatica

This article explains how to transfer data from Excel to Acumatica using the Excel Add-In for Acumatica.

The CData Excel Add-In for Acumatica enables you to edit and save Acumatica data directly from Excel. This article explains how to transfer data from Excel to Acumatica. This technique is useful if you want to work on Acumatica data in Excel and update changes, or if you have a whole spreadsheet you want to import into Acumatica. In this example, you will use the Events table; however, the same process will work for any table that can be retrieved by the CData Excel Add-In.

Establish a Connection

If you have not already done so, create a new Acumatica connection by clicking From Acumatica on the ribbon.

Set the following connection properties to connect to Acumatica:

  • User: Set this to your username.
  • Password: Set this to your password.
  • Company: Set this to your company.
  • Url: Set this to your Acumatica URL, in the format http://{Acumatica ERP instance URL}/entity/{Endpoint name}/{Endpoint version}/.
    For example: https://acumatica.com/entity/Default/17.200.001/

See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

Retrieve Data from Acumatica

To insert data into Acumatica, you will first need to retrieve data from the Acumatica table you want to add to. This links the Excel spreadsheet to the Acumatica table selected: After you retrieve data, any changes you make to the data are highlighted in red.

  1. Click the From Acumatica button on the CData ribbon. The Data Selection wizard is displayed.
  2. In the Table or View menu, select the Events table.
  3. In the Maximum Rows menu, select the number of rows you want to retrieve. If you want to insert rows, you need to retrieve only one row. The Query box will then display the SQL query that corresponds to your request.
  4. In the Sheet Name box, enter the name for the sheet that will be populated. By default the add-in will create a new sheet with the name of the table.

Insert Rows to Acumatica

After retrieving data, you can add data from an existing spreadsheet in Excel.

  1. In a cell after the last row, enter a formula referencing the corresponding cell from the other spreadsheet; for example, =MyEventsSheetInExcel!A1.
  2. After using a formula to reference the cells you want to add to Acumatica, select the cells that you are inserting data into and drag the formula down as far as needed. The referenced values you want to add will be displayed on the Events sheet.
  3. Highlight the rows you want to insert and click the Insert Rows button.

As each row is inserted, the Id value will appear in the Id column and the row's text will change to black, indicating that the record has been inserted.