Excel Add-In for Microsoft SQL Server

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Establishing a Connection

Configure a Connection Profile

From the CData ribbon, click Get Data and select From Microsoft SQL Server connection/s to launch the CData Query window. To setup a new connection, you will have to click the New Microsoft SQL Server Connection button. Here you can set the connection settings, test the connection, and save the connection profile.

Connecting to SQL Server

Specify the following conneciton properties to connect to SQL Server:

  • Server: The name or network address of the computer running SQL Server.
  • Database: The name of the SQL Server database to connect to. If unspecified, the default database will be used.

Authenticating to SQL Server

You can authenticate to Microsoft SQL Server using either Windows Authentication or SQL Server authentication.

Windows Authentication

To authenticate with Windows Authentication, set the following to authenticate:

  • IntegratedSecurity: Set this to true to enable the add-in to obtain login credentials automatically from the identity of the windows user running the process.

SQL Server Login Credentials

Alternatively, you can authenticate with your SQL Server user login credentials:

  • User: The username of the SQL Server user.
  • Password: The password of the SQL Server user.

Connection Properties

The Connection properties describe the various options that can be used to establish a connection.

Managing Connections

After successfully authenticating to Microsoft SQL Server you will be able to customize the data you are importing. To learn more about this, see Managing Connections.

See Also

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