Question You are subscribed to this thread Applies to Office Office 2016 Microsoft Office Excel Office for Windows 10 Desktop 4 views SQL Server odbc

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There are several ways to set up ODBC drivers to SQL Server in Excel 2016. There is one method that is cross-platform Mac/PC but this method is not working for me.
One way that does work is from the Data tab of the Ribbon choose Connections. I can set up a connection to my SQL Server that works just fine.

I can get that same dialog box by choosing Data > Get External Data > From Other Sources > From Microsoft Query. Again, this works fine.
The method I can not get to work is New Query > From Database > From SQL Server Database. Using this method is cross-platform. When I use the same server and login information (I choose Use Alternate Credentials) the result is "The user was not authorized." I've tried connecting using the server name as well as the server's IP address, but the result is the same.
I can't figure out why the same user is allowed using some methods but not the method I want to use.
 
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