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Connecting to QDB Database

Step One - Configure the SQL Server Driver

You will first need to make a one-time change to your workstation. This change will add the QDB Production SQL Server as a System Data Source in your Control Panel and will configure the SQL Server Driver.  This only needs to be done the first time you connect to QDB; if you have already done this step, skip ahead to Step Two.

Step Two - Using Excel to Get Data