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Access Live Blackbaud FE NXT Data in Google Sheets

Use CData Connect Cloud to gain access to live Blackbaud FE NXT data from your Google Sheets.

Google Sheets is a web-based spreadsheet program provided by Google. When integrated with CData Connect Cloud, you can effortlessly gain access to Blackbaud FE NXT data directly within Google Sheets for tasks such as data analysis, collaboration, calculations, and more. This article offers a comprehensive guide on connecting to Blackbaud FE NXT within your Connect Cloud instance and accessing live Blackbaud FE NXT data seamlessly within Google Sheets.

CData Connect Cloud offers a seamless cloud-to-cloud interface designed for Blackbaud FE NXT, enabling effortless access to live Blackbaud FE NXT data directly within Google Sheets. Use the dedicated Connect Cloud Google Sheets Plug-In to connect with live Blackbaud FE NXT data. With built-in optimized data processing, CData Connect Cloud efficiently channels all supported query operations, including filters, JOINs, and more, directly to Blackbaud FE NXT. This leverages server-side processing to promptly retrieve the desired Blackbaud FE NXT data.

This setup requires a CData Connect Cloud instance and the CData Connect Cloud Add-On for Google Sheets. To get started, sign up a free trial of Connect Cloud and install the free Connect Cloud Google Sheets Add-On.

Configure Blackbaud FE NXT Connectivity for Google Sheets

Connectivity to Blackbaud FE NXT from Google Sheets is made possible through CData Connect Cloud. To work with Blackbaud FE NXT data from Google Sheets, we start by creating and configuring a Blackbaud FE NXT connection.

  1. Log into Connect Cloud, click Connections and click Add Connection
  2. Select "Blackbaud FE NXT" from the Add Connection panel
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Blackbaud FE NXT.

    Blackbaud Financial Edge NXT uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties.

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

  4. Click Create & Test
  5. Navigate to the Permissions tab in the Add Blackbaud FE NXT Connection page and update the User-based permissions.

With the connection configured, you are ready to connect to Blackbaud FE NXT data from Google Sheets.

Access Live Blackbaud FE NXT Data from Google Sheets

The steps below outline connecting to CData Connect Cloud from Google Sheets to access live Blackbaud FE NXT data.

  1. Log into Google Sheets, create a new sheet (or open an existing one).
  2. Click Add-ons and click Get Add-ons (if you have already installed the Add-on, jump to step 5).
  3. Search for CData Connect Cloud Add-On and install the Add-on.
  4. Authorize the Add-On.
  5. Back in Google Sheets, click Add-ons and open the CData Connect Cloud Add-On.
  6. In the Add-On panel, click Authorize to authenticate with your CData Connect Cloud instance
  7. In the CData Connect Cloud panel in Google Sheets, click Import
  8. Choose a Connection (e.g. FinancialEdgeNXT1), Table (e.g. Accounts, and Columns to import
  9. Optionally add Filters, Sorting, and a Limit
  10. Click Execute to import the data

Live Access to Blackbaud FE NXT Data from Cloud Applications

New, you have a direct, cloud-to-cloud connection to live Blackbaud FE NXT data from your Google Sheets workbook. You can add more data to your workbook for calculations, aggregations, collaboration, and more.

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