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Use the CData ODBC Driver for SendGrid in Microsoft Power Query

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

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

Connect to SendGrid 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.

To make use of all the available features, provide the User and Password connection properties.

To connect with limited features, you can set the APIKey connection property instead. See the "Getting Started" chapter of the help documentation for a guide to obtaining the API key.

Import SendGrid Data

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

    SELECT Name, Clicks FROM AdvancedStats
  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.