Use the CData ODBC Driver for Teradata in Microsoft Power Query

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Teradata ODBC Driver

The Teradata ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with Teradata, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Teradata databases from virtually anywhere through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Teradata 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 connect to Teradata, provide authentication information and specify the database server name.

  • User: Set this to the username of a Teradata user.
  • Password: Set this to the password of the Teradata user.
  • DataSource: Specify the Teradata server name, DBC Name, or TDPID.
  • Port: Specify the port the server is running on.
  • Database: Specify the database name. If not specified, the default database is used.

Import Teradata Data

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

    SELECT ProductId, ProductName FROM NorthwindProducts WHERE CategoryId = 5
  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.