Data Source - Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program developed by Microsoft. It features calculation, graphing tools, pivot tables, and a macro programming language called Visual Basic for Applications.

To create a connection to the Microsoft Excel Data Source, right-click on the Data Sources group, click “Microsoft”, and then select “Excel Workbook”.


To successfully retrieve data from a Microsoft Excel data source, the following properties need to be set.


  • Name (String)
Name to identify the data source.
  • Excel Workbook File (File location)
Location of Excel file.
  • Query Type (Dropdown)
Retrieve the data either as a standard or wide result.
Note: To query Excel files, you might be required to download and install the Access Database Engine package. Make sure to install the correct package for your OS.
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