Use the CData ODBC Driver for SAP Concur in Microsoft Power Query

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SAP Concur ODBC Driver

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

Access Concur like you would a database - read, write, and update Attendees, Entries, Lists, Items, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to SAP Concur 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.

SAP Concur uses the OAuth 2 authentication standard. You will need to obtain the OAuthClientId and OAuthClientSecret by registering an app with SAP Concur. See the Getting Started section of the help documentation for an authentication guide.

Import SAP Concur Data

Follow the steps below to import SAP Concur 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 SAPConcur Source
  3. Enter the SELECT statement to import data with. For example:

    SELECT Id, OfficeId FROM Departments
  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.