Connect to Excel Services Data in RazorSQL

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Excel Services JDBC Driver

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Connect to Excel Services from wizards and query Excel Services data from the GUI in the RazorSQL database management tool.

The CData JDBC Driver for Excel Services enables standards-based access from third-party tools, from wizards in IDEs to data management and analysis tools. This article shows how to connect to Excel Services using wizards in RazorSQL.

Create a JDBC Data Source for Excel Services Data

  1. Open the RazorSQL application and, in the Connections menu, select Add Connection Profile -> Other -> JDBC.
  2. In the Connection Wizard that appears, set the following properties:
    • Driver Location: Set this property to the path to the lib subfolder in the installation directory.
    • Driver Class: Set the driver class to cdata.jdbc.excelservices.ExcelServicesDriver.
    • Username: Enter the username. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • Password: Enter the password. (This property can also be set in the JDBC URL.)
    • JDBC URL: Enter connection parameters. The JDBC URL begins with jdbc:excelservices: and is followed by a semicolon-separated list of connection properties.

      The URL, User, and Password properties, under the Authentication section, must be set to valid credentials for SharePoint Online, SharePoint 2010, or SharePoint 2013. Additionally, the Library property must be set to a valid SharePoint Document Library and the File property must be set to a valid .xlsx file in the indicated Library.

      Built-in Connection String Designer

      For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Excel Services JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

      java -jar cdata.jdbc.excelservices.jar

      Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

      A typical JDBC URL is the following:

      jdbc:excelservices:URL=https://myorg.sharepoint.com;User=admin@myorg.onmicrosoft.com;Password=password;File=Book1.xlsx;

Query Excel Services Data and Select Tables

After establishing a connection, the wizard will close and the connection will be available in the connections panel. You can then query the tables.