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[QODBC-ALL] Using QuickBooks Data with Microsoft Excel 2010 32-bit
Posted by Rajendra Dewani (QODBC Support) on 12 November 2012 02:00 PM

How to Use QODBC with Microsoft Excel 2010 (32-bit)

For MS Access 64-bit, Please refer: How to Configure QODBC to Work With 64-bit MS Excel

Setup QODBC to use with MS Excel 2010

Note: QODBC allows you to quickly merge live QuickBooks data into the cells of your Microsoft Excel worksheets for quick calculations and graphs. The data will retain a live link to QuickBooks, and one-click will update the data in the worksheet to the most current data in the linked QuickBooks table.

Before using the MS Excel application, please ensure you have installed the MS Office Component named "Microsoft Query." About MS Query, please refer to Microsoft Office with MS Query and QODBC for more.

Before starting, please make use you have the 32-bit version of MS Excel:

First, please select the "Data" tab, Navigate to  "From Other Sources"->" From Microsoft Query."

And then, in the "Choose Data Source" Window, please select a DSN to continue. (Here, I choose the default data source with a sample company file open. And check to Use the Query Wizard to create/edit queries.).

'QuickBooks Data' as an example:


NOTE: If you are using QODBC Online, Please select "QuickBooks Online Data" instead of "QuickBooks Data."

The first time you use MS Excel to access QuickBooks, you will be asked to grant access permission for this application:

Select the "Yes, always" option and click the "Continue" button. In the next window, click the "Done" button to finish authorizing.

Import QuickBooks data into MS Excel via MS Query

After you grant permission for QODBC, you will be guided by Query Wizard. Select a table and the columns you want to import in the Choose Columns window. Choose the table you wish to import and select the columns from the table to import by pressing the ">" button. (Here, I choose table Customer as a sample.) You can add or remove columns from the correct list "Columns in your query."

You can set a filter for your query in this window. If you don't want to put any query, please click the "Next" button:

After the setup is finished, MS Excel will ask you to choose an edit method for the records:

Return Data to Microsoft Excel:

This method will directly export the data to Excel, you can view and edit these records, but the data is static. The modification will not be uploaded into QuickBooks.

You can view the detailed connection properties by clicking the "connection" button in the Data menu:

In the Workbook Connection Window, click the "Properties" button to view detailed information:

Now you can view the connection string and its SQL statement in the definition window:

View Data or Edit Query in MS Query:

This method will lead you to the MS Query window, and you can view or edit data via SQL Statement.

Click the "SQL" button to view the SQL Statement of this query:

The SQL window will show the SQL Statement, and the user can also modify the statement to extract other records:


The desired record set contains only the records with a Name having a value equaling "Residential." Select the field header name and click on it, following select Criteria -> Add Criteria. In the popped-out Add Criteria window, specify the criteria Field as "Name" and Operator as "equals," then click the Value button, and from the list of values, select "Residential" -> OK -> Add.





The following screen reflects the applied criteria to the query and the resulting QuickBooks recordset:


When you finish the query, choose to save so that next time, you can directly use the same question:

Leaving MS Query, MS Excel will ask you to import the query result into MS Excel:



     Clicking Data -> Refresh Data or clicking the External Data toolbar will update the data in the worksheet from the latest information in the linked QuickBooks tables, as shown above. Changes to the QuickBooks files will not affect this worksheet until you refresh the data with the Refresh option.

Sample Files: 

Excel - Customer & Company Tables - Download

Excel - Majority of the Tables and Reports - Download


Also, Refer:
How to Use QODBC with MS Excel 2007
Using QuickBooks Data with Excel 2013 32-bit
How to Configure QODBC to Work With 64-bit MS Excel


Keywords: create odbc connection, QuickBooks Online, QBO, Excel

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Comments (2)
Chris Holton
10 December 2014 06:09 PM
How can you use this tool to export ALL tables at one time which each table being populated in it's own worksheet inside a single workbook ?
11 December 2014 09:43 AM
Hi Chris,

I would like to inform you that in MS Excel you can export table one by one.

If you want to export all tables, then you need to use MS Access. You can import all the table in MS Access at a time.

Please refer:
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