Ready to get started?

Download a free trial of the Confluence ODBC Driver to get started:

 Download Now

Learn more:

Confluence Icon Confluence ODBC Driver

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

Access Confluence data like you would a database - read, write, and update Confluence Attachments, Comments, Groups, Users, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Connect to Confluence in Power Automate Desktop via ODBC



The CData ODBC Driver for Confluence enables you to integrate Confluence data into workflows built using Microsoft Power Automate Desktop.

The CData ODBC Driver for Confluence enables you to access live Confluence data in workflow automation tools like Power Automate. This article shows how to integrate Confluence data into a simple workflow, moving Confluence data into a CSV file.

Through optimized data processing, CData ODBC Drivers offer unmatched performance for interacting with live Confluence data in Microsoft Power Automate. When you issue complex SQL queries from Power Automate to Confluence, the driver pushes supported SQL operations, like filters and aggregations, directly to Confluence and utilizes the embedded SQL engine to process unsupported operations client-side (e.g. SQL functions and JOIN operations).

Connect to Confluence 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.

Obtaining an API Token

An API token is necessary for account authentication. To generate one, login to your Atlassian account and navigate to API tokens > Create API token. The generated token will be displayed.

Connect Using a Confluence Cloud Account

To connect to a Cloud account, provide the following (Note: Password has been deprecated for connecting to a Cloud Account and is now used only to connect to a Server Instance.):

  • User: The user which will be used to authenticate with the Confluence server.
  • APIToken: The API Token associated with the currently authenticated user.
  • Url: The URL associated with your JIRA endpoint. For example, https://yoursitename.atlassian.net.

Connect Using a Confluence Server Instance

To connect to a Server instance, provide the following:

  • User: The user which will be used to authenticate with the Confluence instance.
  • Password: The password which will be used to authenticate with the Confluence server.
  • Url: The URL associated with your JIRA endpoint. For example, https://yoursitename.atlassian.net.

When you configure the DSN, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing workflows.

Integrate Confluence Data into Power Automate Workflows

After configuring the DSN for Confluence, you are ready to integrate Confluence data into your Power Automate workflows. Open Microsoft Power Automate, add a new flow, and name the flow.

In the flow editor, you can add the actions to connect to Confluence, query Confluence using SQL, and write the query results to a CSV document.

Add an Open SQL Connection Action

Add an "Open SQL connection" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • Connection string: DSN=CData Confluence Source

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add an Execute SQL Statement Action

Add an "Execute SQL statement" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • Get connection by: SQL connection variable
  • SQL connection: %SQLConnection% (the variable from the "Open SQL connection" action above)
  • SQL statement: SELECT * FROM Pages

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add a Write to CSV File Action

Add a "Write to CSV file" action (Actions -> File) and configure the properties.

  • Variable to write to: %QueryResult% (the variable from the "Execute SQL statement" action above)
  • File path: set to a file on disk
  • Configure Advanced settings as needed.

After configuring the action, click Save.

Add a Close SQL Connection Action

Add a "Close SQL connection" action (Actions -> Database) and configure the properties.

  • SQL Connection: %SQLConnection% (the variable from the "Open SQL connection" action above)

After configuring the action, click Save.

Save & Run the Flow

Once you have configured all the actions for the flow, click the disk icon to save the flow. Click the play icon to run the flow.

Now you have a workflow to move Confluence data into a CSV file.

With the CData ODBC Driver for Confluence, you get live connectivity to Confluence data within your Microsoft Power Automate workflows.

Related Power Automate Articles

This article walks through using the CData ODBC Driver for Confluence with Power Automate Desktop. Check out our other articles for more ways to work with Power Automate (Desktop & Online):