Excel Import MySQL Table with ODBC Database Query

In this article, you will learn how to import a MySQL Table from the database into an Excel table using an ODBC Database Query. If you are looking to do the reverse and import an Excel table into any SQL database (including MySQL), try my other tutorial here. This tutorial should work on Microsoft Excel 2016 or greater with Microsoft Windows.

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Excel Live Currency Exchange Rate with Web Query

If you want to create a table of exchange rates that can be updated live in Excel, you have come to the right place. In this article you will learn how to retrieve exchange rates using a Get & Transform web query, also known as a PowerQuery query. You will also learn how to turn that query into a function that can be used in another query to populate a table of exchange rates.

The API I will use to do this is the currency.com API. You can find the documentation at https://currency.com/api. For a free API I find this is pretty good. There is no need to authenticate yourself to get a rate. More expensive APIs such as XE.com might be of interest if you need to retrieve more niche currency pairs or more recent data.

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