Transfer Data from Excel to Redis

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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.

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

The CData Excel Add-In for Redis enables you to edit and save Redis data directly from Excel. This article explains how to transfer data from Excel to Redis. This technique is useful if you want to work on Redis data in Excel and update changes, or if you have a whole spreadsheet you want to import into Redis. In this example, you will use the Customers 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 Redis connection by clicking From Redis on the ribbon.

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.

Retrieve Data from Redis

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

  1. Click the From Redis button on the CData ribbon. The Data Selection wizard is displayed.
  2. In the Table or View menu, select the Customers 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 Redis

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, =MyCustomersSheetInExcel!A1.
  2. After using a formula to reference the cells you want to add to Redis, 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 Customers 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.