Transfer Data from Excel to Twilio

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The Twilio Excel Add-In is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Twilio data, directly from Microsoft Excel.

Use Excel to read, write, and update Twilio Accounts, Applications, Messages, Recordings, etc. Perfect for mass imports / exports / updates, data cleansing & de-duplication, Excel based data analysis, and more!

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

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

Use the AccountSid and AuthToken connection properties to access data from your account. You obtain your live credentials on your Twilio account dashboard. Click Account -> Account Settings to obtain your test credentials.

Retrieve Data from Twilio

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

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

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, =MyCallsSheetInExcel!A1.
  2. After using a formula to reference the cells you want to add to Twilio, 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 Calls sheet.
  3. Highlight the rows you want to insert and click the Update 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.