MySQL for Excel is a 32-bit add-in for Microsoft Excel, which you can install with MySQL Installer for Windows. MySQL for Excel does not run on OS X or macOS.
MySQL for Excel can interact with MySQL Workbench to simplify the management of MySQL connections when both MySQL client tools are installed. MySQL Workbench is not required to perform database operations from MySQL for Excel.
.NET Framework 4.0 (Client or Full Profile).
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 or later, for Microsoft Windows.
Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime. MySQL Installer may install this for you.Note
This requirement is different than Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio, which is not a substitute.
An available MySQL server connection.
There are two download options available for installing MySQL for Excel:
Standalone: Download and execute the MySQL for Excel standalone MSI file. With this option, you must ensure that all MySQL for Excel requirements are met before executing the MSI file.
MySQL Installer: Download and execute the MySQL Installer MSI file. This option is recommended because, in addition to managing all MySQL client applications for Windows, MySQL Installer evaluates the installation requirements on your computer for you.
When MySQL Installer is installed for the first time: Use the
Client Only, or
Fullsetup types to install MySQL for Excel together with other MySQL applications. Use the
Customsetup type to install MySQL for Excel alone.
When MySQL Installer is already installed: Use the
Addoperation to install MySQL for Excel.
For additional installation and usage instructions, see Section 1.3, “MySQL Installer for Windows”.
MySQL for Excel is loaded and executed by selecting themenu tab in Excel, and then clicking the button from the ribbon. This button opens the MySQL for Excel task pane from which you can select options and operations. Initially, MySQL for Excel displays connection information, as shown in the following figure.