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Use the CData ODBC Driver for Salesforce Pardot in Microsoft Power Query

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

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

Connect to Salesforce Pardot 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.

Salesforce Pardot supports connecting through API Version, Username, Password and User Key.

  • ApiVersion: The Salesforce Pardot API version which the provided account can access. Defaults to 4.
  • User: The Username of the Salesforce Pardot account.
  • Password: The Password of the Salesforce Pardot account.
  • UserKey: The unique User Key for the Salesforce Pardot account. This key does not expire.
  • IsDemoAccount (optional): Set to TRUE to connect to a demo account.

Accessing the Pardot User Key

The User Key of the current account may be accessed by going to Settings -> My Profile, under the API User Key row.

Import Salesforce Pardot Data

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

    SELECT Id, Email FROM Prospects WHERE ProspectAccountId = '703'
  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.