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

Access Excel Spreadsheet data like you would a database - read, write, and update data through a standard ODBC Driver interface.

Connect to Excel Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Excel data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for Excel seamlessly integrates Excel data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Excel data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for Excel in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Excel Data into DBArtisan Projects

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.

The ExcelFile, under the Authentication section, must be set to a valid Excel File.

You can then follow the steps below to register Excel data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to Excel data. Excel entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Excel data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Excel API.