Transfer Data from Excel to Azure Management

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Excel Add-In for Azure Management

The Azure Management Excel Add-In is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Azure management data, directly from Microsoft Excel.

Use Excel to query Azure configuration & billing info. Perfect for mass exports, Excel based data analysis, and more!

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

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

Azure Data Management uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. See the Getting Started section of the CData driver documentation for a guide.

Retrieve Data from Azure Management

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

  1. Click the From Azure Management button on the CData ribbon. The Data Selection wizard is displayed.
  2. In the Table or View menu, select the Subscriptions 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 Azure 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, =MySubscriptionsSheetInExcel!A1.
  2. After using a formula to reference the cells you want to add to Azure 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 Subscriptions 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.