Connecting to SQL Server
Establishing a Connection shows how to authenticate to SQL Server and configure any necessary connection properties. You can create a connection profile by clicking Get Data and selecting From SQL Server on the CData ribbon.
You can also configure add-in capabilities through the available Connection properties, from data modeling to firewall traversal. The Advanced Settings section shows how to set up more advanced add-in configurations and troubleshoot connection errors.
Configuring a Connection Profile
You can configure access control in a connection profile by defining the operations allowed against SQL Server data and store the profile in the workbook to make the workbook easy to share. See Managing Connections for more configuration options for connection profiles.
Connecting from Excel
The add-in adds controls to the Excel ribbon, standard Excel formulas, and VBA classes for writing macros.
SQL Server Version Support
The add-in wraps the official SQL Server add-in; you can pass through add-in properties to connect and access the functionality of the official add-in.
- See Using the Excel Add-In to work with SQL Server data from the CData ribbon.
- By Writing Parameterized Queries in the From SQL Server dialog, you can easily create a dynamic spreadsheet based on an underlying SQL SELECT query. Cell values provide the query's input parameters.
- Use the CData Excel Formulas to execute multiple queries from the same sheet or to use cells and ranges to manipulate SQL Server data.
- See Using the Excel Add-In (VBA) to write macros that can automate any of the capabilities available on the ribbon.