Connect to an Access database (Power Query)

Note: Power Query is known as Get & Transform in Excel 2016. Information provided here applies to both. To learn more, see Get & Transform in Excel 2016.

Note: Before you can use Power Query to connect to an Access database, you need the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable on your computer.

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

  2. In the Microsoft Access Database dialog box, browse for or type a file URL to import or link to a file.

  3. Click Apply.

Get External Data from a Database

Microsoft Access Database Engine (Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider) is not registered error

While trying to import data from a legacy Excel file or an Access database in certain setups, you will encounter an error that the Microsoft Access Database Engine (Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider) is not registered on the local machine. The error occurs on systems with only Office 2013 installed. To resolve this error, download the following resources to ensure that you can proceed with the data sources you are trying to access.

Note:  To ensure that you have the full set of features, install the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributableand all service packs.

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