Use the CData ODBC Driver for Microsoft Teams in Microsoft Power Query

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Microsoft Teams ODBC Driver

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

Access Microsoft Teams data like you would a database - read, write, and update Microsoft Teams Groups, Teams, Channels, Messages, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Microsoft Teams 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.

You can connect to MS Teams using the embedded OAuth connectivity. When you connect, the MS Teams OAuth endpoint opens in your browser. Log in and grant permissions to complete the OAuth process. See the OAuth section in the online Help documentation for more information on other OAuth authentication flows.

Import Microsoft Teams Data

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

    SELECT subject, location_displayName FROM Teams WHERE Id = 'Jq74mCczmFXk1tC10GB'
  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.