Use the CData ODBC Driver for DocuSign in Microsoft Power Query

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DocuSign ODBC Driver

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

Access DocuSign like you would a database - access Accounts, Envelopes, Folders, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to DocuSign 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 DocuSign, set the following connection properties:

  • UseSandbox: indicates whether current user account is sandbox or not (FALSE by default)
  • AccountId (optional): set it in the connection string if you have access to multiple Account Ids

Authenticating to DocuSign

DocuSign 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 Help documentation more information.

Import DocuSign Data

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

    SELECT DocumentId, DocumentName FROM Documents WHERE DocumentName = 'TPSReport'
  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.