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Use the CData ODBC Driver for Sybase in Microsoft Power Query

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

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

Connect to Sybase 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 authenticate with Sybase, set User and Password. Additionally, set IntegratedSecurity; to true to use Windows authentication otherwise, Sybase authentication is used. Set the Server and Database properties. To secure connections with TLS/SSL, set Encrypt to true.

Import Sybase Data

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

    SELECT Id, ProductName FROM Products WHERE ProductName = Konbu
  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.