Update Oracle Eloqua Data with a Microsoft Access Linked Table

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Eloqua ODBC Driver

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

Access Eloqua like you would a database - read, write, and update Contacts, Campaigns, Emails, Activities, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



Update Oracle Eloqua data by creating a linked table in Microsoft Access with the CData Oracle Eloqua ODBC Driver.

CData ODBC drivers connect your data to any database management tool that supports Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). This includes many of the most popular productivity tools, adding new capabilities for document sharing and collaboration. Using the CData ODBC driver for Oracle Eloqua, you can update live Oracle Eloqua data in Microsoft Access; for example, you can make updates that can be immediately seen by other users.

Connect to Oracle Eloqua 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.

There are two authentication methods available for connecting to Oracle Eloqua: Login and OAuth. The Login method requires you to have the Company, User, and Password of the user.

If you do not have access to the username and password or do not wish to require them, you can use OAuth authentication. OAuth is better suited for allowing other users to access their own data. Using login credentials is better suited for accessing your own data.

Create a Linked Table to Campaign Data

Follow the steps below to create a linked table, which enables you to access live Campaign data.

  1. On the External Data tab in Access, click ODBC Database.
  2. Select the option to link to the data source. A linked table will enable you to read from and write data to the Campaign table.
  3. Select the CData Oracle Eloqua data source from the Machine Data Source tab.

  4. Select the Campaign table. For more information on this table, see the "Data Model" chapter in the help documentation.
  5. Double-click the linked table to make edits. The linked table will always have up-to-date data and any changes will be reflected back to the underlying table.