Use the CData ODBC Driver for Acumatica in Microsoft Power Query

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Acumatica ODBC Driver

The Acumatica ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Acumatica data, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Acumatica like you would a database - read, write, and update Accounts, Bills, Customers, Leads, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



You can use the CData Acumatica ODBC Driver with Microsoft Power Query. In this article, you will use the ODBC driver to import Acumatica data into Microsoft Power Query.

The CData ODBC Driver for Acumatica enables you to link to Acumatica data in Microsoft Power Query, ensuring that you see any updates. This article details how to use the ODBC driver to import Acumatica data into Microsoft Power Query.

Connect to Acumatica as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

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.

Import Acumatica Data

Follow the steps below to import Acumatica data using standard SQL:

  1. From the ribbon in Excel, click Power Query -> From Other Data Sources -> From ODBC.

  2. Enter the ODBC connection string. Below is a connection string using the default DSN created when you install the driver: Provider=MSDASQL.1;Persist Security Info=False;DSN=CData Acumatica Source
  3. Enter the SELECT statement to import data with. For example:

    SELECT Id, location_displayname FROM Events
  4. Enter credentials, if required, and click Connect. The results of the query are displayed in the Query Editor Preview. You can combine queries from other data sources or refine the data with Power Query formulas. To load the query to the worksheet, click the Close and Load button.