Connect to an Access database

Before you can connect to an Access database, you need the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable on your computer. To install the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable, go to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13255.

  1. In the POWER QUERY ribbon tab, click From Database > From Access Database.
  2. In the Microsoft Access Database dialog box, browse for or type a file URL to import or link to a file.
  3. Click Apply.

Microsoft Access Database Engine (Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider) is not registered error

While trying to import data from a legacy Excel file or an Access database in certain setups, you will encounter an error that the Microsoft Access Database Engine (Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0 provider) is not registered on the local machine. The error occurs on systems with only Office 2013 installed. To resolve this error, download the following resources to ensure that you can proceed with the data sources you are trying to access.

 Note    To ensure that you have the full set of features, install the Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable and all service packs.

 
 
Applies to:
Excel 2013, Power BI for Office 365, Excel 2010