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How do I create a connection to an Excel Spreadsheet?

How do I connect to an Excel Database/Spreadsheet?


  1. Click Data Sources > Database > Wizard to launch the New Database Wizard.
  2. Select your Connection from the Select connection to an existing data source drop-down or to create a new connection click New.
  3. Specify Excel and enter a name for the connection.
  4. Click Next
  5. Enter the location of the Excel file to connect to or click the Browse button to browse to the location of the file, test the connection, then click Finish
  6. Select the table to use from the Select the table drop-down box
  7. Select the database columns that are needed from the Select Fields box, then click Finish
  8. Add each Field to your Label by click and holding on the Field from Data Sources > Database, and dragging it onto the Label
  9. When you let go of the click, choose if you want the object to display as Text, Barcode, or Image


  • Connecting to Excel spreadsheets is an easy way to automatically populate large amounts of data to a label.