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Explore Geographical Relationhips in Oracle Sales Cloud Data with Power Map

Create data visualizations with Oracle Sales Cloud data in Power Map.

The CData ODBC Driver for Oracle Sales Cloud is easy to set up and use with self-service analytics solutions like Power BI: Microsoft Excel provides built-in support for the ODBC standard. This article shows how to load the current Oracle Sales Cloud data into Excel and start generating location-based insights on Oracle Sales Cloud data in Power Map.

Create an ODBC Data Source for Oracle Sales Cloud

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.

OracleSalesCloud uses Basic authentication over SSL; after setting the following connection properties, you are ready to connect:

  • Username: Set this to the user name that you use to log into your Oracle Cloud service.
  • Password: Set this to your password.
  • HostURL: Set this to the Web address (URL) of your Oracle Cloud service.

When you configure the DSN, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

When you configure the DSN, you may also want to set the Max Rows connection property. This will limit the number of rows returned, which is especially helpful for improving performance when designing reports and visualizations.

Import Oracle Sales Cloud Data into Excel

You can import data into Power Map either from an Excel spreadsheet or from Power Pivot. For a step-by-step guide to use either method to import Oracle Sales Cloud data, see the "Using the ODBC Driver" section in the help documentation.

Geocode Oracle Sales Cloud Data

After importing the Oracle Sales Cloud data into an Excel spreadsheet or into PowerPivot, you can drag and drop Oracle Sales Cloud entities in Power Map. To open Power Map, click any cell in the spreadsheet and click Insert -> Map.

In the Choose Geography menu, Power Map detects the columns that have geographic information. In the Geography and Map Level menu in the Layer Pane, you can select the columns you want to work with. Power Map then plots the data. A dot represents a record that has this value. When you have selected the geographic columns you want, click Next.

Select Measures and Categories

You can then simply select columns: Measures and categories are automatically detected. The available chart types are Stacked Column, Clustered Column, Bubble, Heat Map, and Region.