Use the CData ODBC Driver for Sage Cloud Accounting in Microsoft Power Query

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Sage Cloud Accounting ODBC Driver

The Sage Cloud Accounting ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live data from Sage Cloud Accounting, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Sage Cloud Accounting data like you would a database - read, write, and update Sage Cloud Accounting BankAccounts, Contacts, Journals, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Sage Cloud Accounting 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.

You can connect to Sage Business Cloud Accounting using the embedded OAuth connectivity. When you connect, the OAuth endpoint opens in your browser. Log in and grant permissions to complete the OAuth process. See the OAuth section in the online Help documentation for more information on other OAuth authentication flows.

Import Sage Cloud Accounting Data

Follow the steps below to import Sage Cloud Accounting 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 SageBCAccounting Source
  3. Enter the SELECT statement to import data with. For example:

    SELECT contact_name, total_amount FROM SalesInvoices WHERE sent = 'TRUE'
  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.