Use the CData ODBC Driver for Evernote in Microsoft Power Query

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Evernote ODBC Driver

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

Access Evernote like you would a database - access Notebooks, Notes, Searches, Tags, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Evernote 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.

Evernote uses the OAuth authentication standard. You can use the embedded OAuth application to connect without setting any connection properties. Alternatively, you can create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Import Evernote Data

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

    SELECT Title, Author FROM Notes WHERE Guid = ab26f704-5edf-4a9f-9e4c-8da893a4acd8
  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.