Use the CData ODBC Driver for Twilio in Microsoft Power Query

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Twilio ODBC Driver

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

Access Twilio data like you would a database - read, write, and update Twilio Accounts, Applications, Messages, Recordings, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to Twilio 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.

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.

Import Twilio Data

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

    SELECT To, Duration FROM Calls
  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.