Connect to a MySQL database (Power Query)

Use Excel's Get & Transform (Power Query) experience to connect to a MySQL database.

Note: 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 Office version.

Click the Data tab, then Get Data > From Database > From MySQL Database. If you don't see the Get Data button, then click New Query > From Database > From MySQL Database

In the Power Query ribbon tab, click From Database > From MySQL Database.

Power Query From Database options


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

  2. 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.

  3. Click OK.

  4. If the MySQL server requires database user credentials:

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

    2. Click Connect.

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See Also

Get & Transform in Excel 2016

Import data from external data sources

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