Use the CData ODBC Driver for Odoo in Microsoft Power Query

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Odoo ODBC Driver

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

Access Odoo ERP like you would a database - read, write, and update Sales Orders, Purchase Orders, Accounts, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Odoo 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.

To connect, set the Url to a valid Odoo site, User and Password to the connection details of the user you are connecting with, and Database to the Odoo database.

Import Odoo Data

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

    SELECT name, email FROM res_users
  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.