Table of Contents


  1. Preface
  2. Using the Designer
  3. Working with Sources
  4. Working with Flat Files
  5. Working with Targets
  6. Mappings
  7. Mapplets
  8. Mapping Parameters and Variables
  9. Working with User-Defined Functions
  10. Using the Debugger
  11. Viewing Data Lineage
  12. Comparing Objects
  13. Managing Business Components
  14. Creating Cubes and Dimensions
  15. Using the Mapping Wizards
  17. Datatype Reference
  18. Configure the Web Browser

Steps to Import a Microsoft Excel Source Definition

Steps to Import a Microsoft Excel Source Definition

After you define ranges and format cells, you can import the ranges in the Designer. Ranges display as source definitions when you import the source.
To import a Microsoft Excel source definition:
  1. In the Designer, connect to the repository and open the folder for the source definition.
  2. Open the Source Analyzer and click Sources > Import from Database.
  3. Select Excel Files (Microsoft Excel Driver (*.xls)) for the data source.
  4. Click the Browse button to open the ODBC Administrator.
  5. In the User or System DSN tabs, depending on where you created the data source, double-click the Microsoft Excel driver.
  6. Click Select Workbook and browse for the Microsoft Excel file, which is considered a relational database.
  7. Click OK three times to return to the Import Tables dialog box.
  8. Click Connect in the Import Tables dialog box.
    You do not need to enter a database user name and password. The ranges you defined in the Microsoft Excel file appear as table names. The database owner is No Owner because you are not required to enter a database user name.
  9. Select the table you want to import.
    To select more than one table, hold down the Ctrl or Shift keys to highlight multiple tables.
  10. Click OK.
    In the Navigator, the source definition appears in the Sources node, under the database name.

Updated June 25, 2018