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Transfer Data from Excel to Microsoft OneDrive

This article explains how to transfer data from Excel to Microsoft OneDrive using the Excel Add-In for Microsoft OneDrive.

The CData Excel Add-In for Microsoft OneDrive enables you to edit and save Microsoft OneDrive data directly from Excel. This article explains how to transfer data from Excel to Microsoft OneDrive. This technique is useful if you want to work on Microsoft OneDrive data in Excel and update changes, or if you have a whole spreadsheet you want to import into Microsoft OneDrive. In this example, you will use the Files table; however, the same process will work for any table that can be retrieved by the CData Excel Add-In.

Establish a Connection

If you have not already done so, create a new Microsoft OneDrive connection by clicking From Microsoft OneDrive on the ribbon.

OneDrive uses the OAuth authentication standard. To authenticate using OAuth, you will need to create an app to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL connection properties. See the OAuth section of the Help documentation for an authentication guide.

Retrieve Data from Microsoft OneDrive

To insert data into Microsoft OneDrive, you will first need to retrieve data from the Microsoft OneDrive table you want to add to. This links the Excel spreadsheet to the Microsoft OneDrive table selected: After you retrieve data, any changes you make to the data are highlighted in red.

  1. Click the From Microsoft OneDrive button on the CData ribbon. The Data Selection wizard is displayed.
  2. In the Table or View menu, select the Files table.
  3. In the Maximum Rows menu, select the number of rows you want to retrieve. If you want to insert rows, you need to retrieve only one row. The Query box will then display the SQL query that corresponds to your request.
  4. In the Sheet Name box, enter the name for the sheet that will be populated. By default the add-in will create a new sheet with the name of the table.

Insert Rows to Microsoft OneDrive

After retrieving data, you can add data from an existing spreadsheet in Excel.

  1. In a cell after the last row, enter a formula referencing the corresponding cell from the other spreadsheet; for example, =MyFilesSheetInExcel!A1.
  2. After using a formula to reference the cells you want to add to Microsoft OneDrive, select the cells that you are inserting data into and drag the formula down as far as needed. The referenced values you want to add will be displayed on the Files sheet.
  3. Highlight the rows you want to insert and click the Insert Rows button.

As each row is inserted, the Id value will appear in the Id column and the row's text will change to black, indicating that the record has been inserted.