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Transfer Data from Excel to AWS Management

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

The CData Excel Add-In for AWS Management enables you to edit and save AWS Management data directly from Excel. This article explains how to transfer data from Excel to AWS Management. This technique is useful if you want to work on AWS Management data in Excel and update changes, or if you have a whole spreadsheet you want to import into AWS Management. In this example, you will use the NorthwingProducts 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 AWS Management connection by clicking From AWS Management on the ribbon.

To authorize AWSDataManagement requests, provide the credentials for an administrator account or for an IAM user with custom permissions:

  1. Set AccessKey to the access key Id.
  2. Set SecretKey to the secret access key.
  3. Set Region to the region where your AWSDataManagement data is hosted.

Note: Though you can connect as the AWS account administrator, it is recommended to use IAM user credentials to access AWS services.

Retrieve Data from AWS Management

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

  1. Click the From AWS Management button on the CData ribbon. The Data Selection wizard is displayed.
  2. In the Table or View menu, select the NorthwingProducts 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 AWS Management

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, =MyNorthwingProductsSheetInExcel!A1.
  2. After using a formula to reference the cells you want to add to AWS Management, 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 NorthwingProducts 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.