Use the CData ODBC Driver for Highrise in Microsoft Power Query

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Highrise ODBC Driver

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

Access Highrise data like you would a database - read, write, and update Accounts, Deals, Emails, People, Tasks, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Highrise 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.

Highrise uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate to Highrise, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with Highrise. You will also need to set the AccountId to connect to data.

See the "Getting Started" section in the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Import Highrise Data

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

    SELECT Name, Price FROM Deals
  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.