About Excel Online connector
The Etlworks Excel Online connector allows the fastest and easiest way to connect to real-time Excel Online data. The connector works just like any other database connector.
Etlworks partnered with CData to provide access to Excel Online using industry-standard JDBC protocol. Read about CData Excel Online JDBC connector.
When to use Excel Online connector
Use this connector to create Flows that extract data and load data into Excel Online.
Enable the Excel Online connector for your Etlworks Integrator account. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to enable the connector.
Create a Connection
Here's how you can create a Connection in two easy steps:
Step 1. In the
Connections window, click
+, and type in
Step 2. Enter Connection parameters:
Permissions: select the permissions that will be used to access Excel Online.
OAuth Token: sign in with Microsoft.
Other parameters to specify the Connection string options. Read about available Connection string options.
Work with Excel Online
Excel Online Data Models
The connector models the worksheets and ranges in your workbooks as bidirectional tables. When you connect, the connector retrieves the metadata from Excel Online and reflects any changes to the table schemas.
Read about Excel Online data model.
Stored procedures are available to complement the data available from the Data Model. It may be necessary to update data available from a view using a stored procedure because the data does not provide for direct, table-like, two-way updates. In these situations, the retrieval of the data is done using the appropriate view or table, while the update is done by calling a stored procedure. Stored procedures take a list of parameters and return back a dataset that contains the collection of tuples that constitute the response.
Read about available stored procedures in the data model.
To call stored procure from the SQL Flow or from Before/After SQL use
EXEC sp_name params=value. Example:
EXECUTE my_proc @second = 2, @first = 1, @third = 3;
The connector supports several operations on data, including querying, deleting, modifying, and inserting.
Read about SQL Compliance.
Extract data from Excel Online
Extracting data from Excel Online is similar to extracting data from the relational database.
Here's how you can do this:
Step 1. Create Excel Online Connection which will be used as a source (
Step 2. Create a destination Connection, for example, a Connection to the relational database, and if needed, a Format (Format is not needed if the destination is a database or well-known API).
Step 3. Create a Flow where the source is a database, and the destination is a Connection created in step 2, for example, a relational database.
Step 4. Add a new source-to-destination transformation.
Step 5. Select the Excel Online Connection created in step 1 as a source Connection and select the data object you are extracting data from.
Step 6. Select
TO Connection, Format (if needed), and object (for example, database table) to load data into.
Step 7. Click
MAPPING and optionally enter
Source query (you don't need a query if you are extracting data from the Excel Online data object unconditionally).
Step 8. Optionally define the per-field Mapping.
Step 9. Add more transformations if needed.
Load data in Excel Online
Loading data in Excel Online is similar to loading data into a relational database.
Here's how you can do this:
Step 1. Create a source Connection and a Format (if needed).
Step 2. Create a destination Excel Online Connection.
Step 3. Create a Flow where the destination is a database.
Step 4. Add new source-to-destination transformation.
Step 5. Select
TO Connections and objects (also a
FROM Format if needed).
Step 6. Optionally define the per-field Mapping.
Step 7. Add more transformations if needed.
Browse data in Excel Online
You must have an Excel Online Connection to browse objects and run SQL queries.
Use the Etlworks Explorer to browse data and metadata in Excel Online as well as execute
SELECT queries against the Excel Online Connection.
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