Connect to a MySQL database

Before you can connect to a MySQL database, you need the MySQL Connector on your computer. To install the MySQL Connector (Connector/Net), go to and download Connector/Net 6.6.5 for Microsoft Windows. The driver bit-ness needs to match the Microsoft Power Query for Excel add-in installation (32-bit or 64-bit).

  1. In the POWER QUERY ribbon tab, click From Database > From MySQL Database.

  2. In the MySQL Database dialog box, in Server Name specify the MySQL Database Server to connect to.

  3. If you want to import data using native database query, specify your query in the SQL Statement box. For more information, see Import Data from Database using Native Database Query.

  4. Click OK.

  5. If the MySQL server requires database user credentials:

    1. In the Access a Database dialog box, enter your username and password.

    2. Click Save.

Related Topics

Import data from external data sources

Applies To: Excel 2013, Excel 2010

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