Proceed as in the previous example and this time when you return the data to Excel, the target location is a below the input area see Fig. Select the option to load the data in the spreadsheet. Then select the ‘Definition’ tab and press the ‘Parameters’ button to open the ‘Parameters’ window shown below in Fig. In the following examples Excel was used but the features exist in older versions of Excel as well. Excel also has some default format colors you can apply to the cells to alert the user that a cell is an input value.
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IBM Adding the Data Transfer Add-In to Microsoft Excel – United States
Contact and feedback Need support? If you hover your mouse over the spreadsheet icon just to the left of the query name it was given a default name of Query1you will get a pop-up window as show in Fig. Note that there is also a refresh icon to the right of the the query name and clicking on it will refresh the data in spreadsheet.
Press the ‘Properties’ button to decide how you want the parameter to be set. Fortunately, we can define the connection without a data source and be able to share the spreadsheet with anyone who has the ODBC driver we use installed on their system and they will have the ability to refresh that data as needed. In this case it helps to have the library with the table you will query in the library list of the DSN. For this case I want to get a row of data for every customer that has a credit due to them that is greater than the limit that the accounting team has set for oseries that customer with a refund iserries.
Connect to an IBM DB2 database (Power Query)
Click the ‘Definition’ tab in the ‘Connection Properties’ dialog and click the radio button titled ‘Get the value from the following cell: Press the ‘Load’ button and it will load the data into the spreadsheet and save the query in it as well as shown in Fig. Ofbc a difference is important, the version of the product is used to identify the differences.
While DSNs are a great way to get consistent behavior from one or more applications, they do require the step of actually creating the DSN. Add the criteria for your query. While the data transfer tools provided by IBM can certainly retrieve data for use in Excel, they are not the easiest nor the most functional way to do that.
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Connect to an IBM DB2 database (Power Query) – Excel
This support is installed during a typical and full installation, but it might not have been installed in a custom or installation.
In the resulting dialog, click on the Browse button.
Excel also has some default format colors you can apply to the cells to alert the user that a cell is an input value. I want the query to prompt the user for a value every time so I select the first option for how the parameter is to be obtained, ‘Prompt for value using the following string: Then select the ‘Definition’ tab and press the ‘Parameters’ button to open the ‘Parameters’ window odb below in Fig.
Near the ieeries of the dialog, there is a pull-down box of items to manage. In the following examples Excel was used but the features exist in older versions of Excel as well.
One way is to pull the value from a cell on the spreadsheet itself and only refresh the data when that that value is changed or when I click the ‘Refresh All’ button on the Data ribbon. Cause While the data transfer tools provided by IBM can certainly retrieve data for use in Excel, they are not the easiest nor the most functional way to excek that.
Check here to start a new keyword search. Navigate to the installation path of iSeries Access which is typically C: These names essentially refer to the same product; however, the functionality and name changed over the last several releases. Click the OK button. The other issue is that the minimum credit value required for a refund check really only changes at the end of my fiscal year and even then, only for one month.
Click ‘OK’ on this and the preceding two windows to finally embed your query into Excel. In the resulting dialog, click on Add-Ins to view the installed add-ins for Excel.
Click on the down arrow and select More Commands. If someone new is running this it would be nice to see what the last value used was.
None of the above, continue with my search.