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Use the CData ODBC Driver for MarkLogic in Microsoft Power Query

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

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

Connect to MarkLogic 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.

Set User, Password, and Server to the credentials for the MarkLogic account and the address of the server you want to connect to. You should also specify the REST API Port if you want to use a specific instance of a REST Server.

Import MarkLogic Data

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

    SELECT Name, TotalDue FROM Customer
  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.