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Use the CData ODBC Driver for Couchbase in Microsoft Power Query

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

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

Connect to Couchbase 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.

To connect using the Login method, set User, Password, and Server to the credentials for the account and the address of the server you want to connect to.

Import Couchbase Data

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

    SELECT Contact.FirstName, SUM(Account.TotalDue) FROM Contact, Account GROUP BY Contact.FirstName
  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.