Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a software program that allows users to input, record, analyze, and share numerical data formatted in a spreadsheet.

Panoply’s Microsoft Excel ETL integration automatically syncs your Microsoft Excel data into tables inside Panoply where you can further transform it with SQL.

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Microsoft Excel Automated ETL

ETL the Modern Way. Get your data out of Microsoft Excel so you can analyze it.
Data from a Microsoft Excel file are read and imported into Panoply through the File Upload data source. Each row, except the first one, from one or more worksheets in your Excel file, becomes a record in a destination table. Like CSV files, the first rows are considered as the column headers of your data. Each of their cells is consolidated to become the columns of the table. Null values are given for rows whose data doesn't match the structure brought about by the consolidation. Then, additional metadata columns are included for each record. These columns denote the name of the worksheet where the record came from, the time it was last retrieved from the source, and the time it was last written into the destination table.

Modernizing Microsoft Excel ETL

What is ETL?

Integrating data for analytics can be especially hard in a fast-shifting, rapid growth startup environment, where relevant business data might be spread out across a collection of apps and spreadsheets. ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) tools will help you collect your data from APIs and file transfers (the Extract step), convert them into standardized analytics-ready tables (the Transform step) and put them all into a single data repository (the Load step) to centralize your analytics efforts.

The shift to ELT

The traditional ETL model is a relic of the pre-cloud era, when compute resources were expensive, and everything needed to be cleaned up before analysis. These days, moving the transformation step closer to the time of analysis is not only feasible, it’s desirable. ELT lets you load raw data, increasing your analytical flexibility and moving relevant data more quickly from your engineering team to your analytics and BI teams.

All in one Microsoft Excel data pipeline

Panoply’s 80+ data connectors and built-in automated cloud data warehouse will let you go from a collection of siloed datasets to sophisticated analyses that integrate your Microsoft Excel data in a matter of minutes. Panoply is the only tool that combines an ETL process with a data warehouse, giving you total control over your data from sync to storage. We’ll handle all the infrastructure so you can skip the engineering work and go straight to analysis with your favorite BI tool.


Panoply has given us drastic improvements in query speed and brought all our data in one place. Our visualizations in Looker are much more fast and efficient.
John Wessel - Freshwater Systems
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