How to import live data sheets? Went through ODBC and its not importing. (

johnjones7071

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  1. 365
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  1. MacOS
Hello everyone,
I am looking to link live charts from nba.com onto an Excel Sheet. I have downloaded OBDC and OBDC Manager but I still haven't been able to import any data. To explain further, after downloading OBDC, I went through the OBDC and added the specific nba.com link I wanted under "Actual SQL Server"(not sure if that's the correct topic to sort it under), after I link it and name it I open Excel and go through "data", "new database query", "from database" (with the little wand image next to it), and I see my labeled link for site with the chart I want to import under "System DSN".

**I don't want to delete the above text if its helpful but I think I found my problem (below)**

After I click my link that I named, it asks me for my user and password, I have tried my Excel user/password but it doesn't accept. After a failed attempt, a small screen pops up saying, [ "[Actual][SQL Server] Unknown host machine name. ] Thing is, I was never asked to make an "Actual SQL Server Login". I had to put in my computer password to download the OBDC but that's the only thing I used up until this moment. Did I somehow miss a step of creating a Username and Password for OBDC?
 

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