Connecting to Excel Services
Establishing a Connection shows how to authenticate to Excel Services and configure any necessary connection properties. You can also configure provider capabilities through the available Connection properties, from data modeling to firewall traversal. The Advanced Settings section shows how to set up more advanced configurations and troubleshoot connection errors.
Connecting from Visual Studio
The CData ADO.NET Provider for Excel Services provides a seamless integration with Microsoft Visual Studio. The provider is registered as an ADO.NET provider with Visual Studio, allowing for integration with visual designer tools, Server Explorer, and ADO.NET data source configuration wizards.
Excel Services Version Support
The provider supports retrieving Excel data from SharePoint On-Premises and SharePoint Online, through the REST API and through the OData API introduced in SharePoint 2013. Excel files must have the .xlsx format used in Excel 2007 and later.
- See Using ADO.NET to create ADO.NET connection objects from code.
- See Using Entity Framework to build an EF model based on the Excel Services connection.
- See Using SSRS to connect to Excel Services and create real-time reports.
- See Using DbProviderFactory to connect to Excel Services from generic ADO.NET code.