Use the CData ODBC Driver for IBM Cloud SQL Query in Microsoft Power Query

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IBM Cloud SQL Query ODBC Driver

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

Access IBM Cloud SQL Query interactive query services data like you would a database, through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to IBM Cloud SQL Query 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.

IBM Cloud SQL uses the OAuth and HMAC authentication standards. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to using OAuth.

Import IBM Cloud SQL Query Data

Follow the steps below to import IBM Cloud SQL Query 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 IBMCloudSQLQuery Source
  3. Enter the SELECT statement to import data with. For example:

    SELECT Id, Status FROM Jobs WHERE UserId = user@domain.com
  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.