Use the CData ODBC Driver for WordPress in Microsoft Power Query

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Wordpress ODBC Driver

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

Access Wordpress data like you would a database - read, write, and update Wordpress Pages, Posts, Tags, Users, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



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

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

Connect to WordPress 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 WordPress, set the URL property and other authentication properties. WordPress supports Basic (User and Password) and OAuth2.0 authentication, though Basic is recommended for a testing environment only. To connect with OAuth you will need to register an app with WordPress.

See the Getting Started guide in the CData driver documentation for more information.

Import WordPress Data

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

    SELECT Id, Name FROM Categories
  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.