Excel Spreadsheet Automation with the QUERY Formula

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Excel Add-In for Redis

The Redis Excel Add-In is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with Redis high-performance data stores, directly from Microsoft Excel.

Use Excel to read, write, and update databases. Perfect for mass imports / exports / updates, data cleansing & de-duplication, Excel based data analysis, and more!



Pull data, automate spreadsheets, and more with the QUERY formula.

The CData Excel Add-In for Redis provides formulas that can edit, save, and delete Redis data. The following three steps show how you can automate the following task: Search Redis data for a user-specified value and then organize the results into an Excel spreadsheet.

The syntax of the CDATAQUERY formula is the following: =CDATAQUERY(Query, [Connection], [Parameters], [ResultLocation]);

This formula requires three inputs:

  • Query: The declaration of the Redis data records you want to retrieve or the modifications to be made, written in standard SQL.
  • Connection: Either the connection name, such as RedisConnection1, or a connection string. The connection string consists of the required properties for connecting to Redis data, separated by semicolons.

    Set the following connection properties to connect to a Redis instance:

    • Server: Set this to the name or address of the server your Redis instance is running on. You can specify the port in Port.
    • Password: Set this to the password used to authenticate with a password-protected Redis instance , using the Redis AUTH command.

    Set UseSSL to negotiate SSL/TLS encryption when you connect.

  • ResultLocation: The cell that the output of results should start from.

Pass Spreadsheet Cells as Inputs to the Query

The procedure below results in a spreadsheet that organizes all the formula inputs in the first column.

  1. Define cells for the formula inputs. In addition to the connection inputs, add another input to define a criterion for a filter to be used to search Redis data, such as Country.
  2. In another cell, write the formula, referencing the cell values from the user input cells defined above. Single quotes are used to enclose values such as addresses that may contain spaces.
  3. =CDATAQUERY("SELECT * FROM Customers WHERE Country = '"&B4&"'","Server="&B1&";Port="&B2&";Password="&B3&";Provider=Redis",B5)
  4. Change the filter to change the data.