Connect to a MySQL database (Power Query)

Important   This article applies to Power Query, a data analysis feature available for Excel that lets you discover, combine and refine data. You may need to enable Power Query in Excel. You can also download and install the most recent version of Power Query for Excel, which automatically enables it. Power Query technology is also built into the Power BI Designer, which is a stand-alone report authoring and data transformation tool for Power BI.

Before you can connect to a MySQL database, you need the MySQL Connector/Net 6.6.5 for Microsoft Windows on your computer . Select the driver that matches your Power Query 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.

Get External Data from a Database

Related Topics

Import data from external data sources

Applies To: Excel 2013, Excel 2010



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