Connect from Microsoft Excel¶
You can import data from a MongoDB collection into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet with the MongoDB Connector for BI and an ODBC data connection.
To connect Excel to the MongoDB Connector for BI, you must first create a system Data Source Name (DSN).
Before beginning this tutorial, make sure you have a running
Start Microsoft Excel and open a blank worksheet.
Select the Data Tab¶
Select the Data tab to open the Data toolbar.
Open a Data Connection Wizard Dialog¶
- Click the Get External Data button on the left side of the toolbar.
- Click From Other Sources.
- Select the From Data Connection Wizard option.
Select ODBC DSN¶
Select ODBC DSN from the list of data source options and click Next.
Select Your DSN¶
Select the DSN which connects to your BI Connector instance and click Next.
Select a Database and Table¶
Select a database from the dropdown list and a collection from which to import data. Click Next when finished.
Save the Connection File¶
Save the data connection file and click Finish. If you wish to re-use this connection in the future, you can select it from the Data -> Get External Data -> Existing Connections menu.
Specify Worksheet Format¶
In the final dialog window you can specify a format for your worksheet. Click OK when finished.