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Use the CData ODBC Driver for DataRobot in Microsoft Power Query

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

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

Connect to DataRobot 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 to DataRobot, the following connection properties are required: User, Password, and PredictionInstance. DataRobotKey may also be required depending on your type of DataRobot predictions instance. If using the Predictions API, DataFile is required. The CSV DataFile should include a header row as the first row of the datafile. APIKey is not required, but can be supplied. If not supplied, the driver will handle obtaining an APIKey.

User, DataRobotKey, and APIKey are the credentials for the DataRobot account.

ProjectID, DataFile, and ModelId are the parameters for the project, dataset, and model type.

Import DataRobot Data

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

    SELECT Id, Prediction1Value FROM Predictions
  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.