Installed "MySQL connector/Net 6.10.4" but don't see Excel 2016 menu selection "from MySQL Database"

Riccardo Lavoro
Frequent Visitor

Hi everybody,

i'm new with Excel 2016 database connection while i came from Excel 2010..

I would to use MySql database connection like it describes here:


so i have downloaded and install the MySQL connector/Net 6.10.4 like it requests but in my Excel 2016, following menu data > get data > from Database, i still don't see "From MySQL Database" menu.


Does anybody know why i don't see "From MySQL Database" menu added to "from Database" list? I can only see "from databe Sql Server"; "from database Microsoft Access" and so go on but not the "From MySQL Database"..

5 Replies

I've got the same issue: I've followed the instructions in here but can't see the MySQL Connection in the  New Query - from DB Dropdown

I'm working with MS Excel 2016 standard edition 32bit on Windows 7 Pro 64bit.


Any idea's or solutions to this by now?


Power Query Premium: All Power Query features available for: Professional Plus, Office 365 ProPlus or Excel Standalone
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Sorry. I have the same issue and I read the responses. But couldn't quite understand the solution. Could you please explain how I can solve this issue?

What Office version do you have?

It only works if you have Professional Plus, Office 365 ProPlus or Excel Standalone.

Thank you very much Andy. I dont have those. So alternatively downloaded an ODBC Installer and connected to MySQL through that.