Connect to a Teradata 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 Desktop, which is a stand-alone report authoring and data transformation tool for Power BI.

Before you can connect to a Teradata database, you need the .NET Data Provider for Teradata on your computer.

Connect to a Teradata database

  1. In the POWER QUERY ribbon tab, select From Database > From Teradata Database.

    Get External Data from a Database
  2. In the Teradata Database dialog box, in Server Name specify the Teradata 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. Select OK.

  5. If the Teradata 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 2010, Excel 2013

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