I work with open source dbs such as MySQL or PostgreSQL as a back-end data storage with my excel 2016.

I had the full list of connections to all different kinds of dbs but they are suddenly reduced to the following,

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Before that I had heaps more options..

I just don't know where it went wrong and how to bring them back.

Is re-installing Office 365 going to solve the problem? or are there any other possible fixes available?


It sounds like your Excel SKU/Edition is not Professional Plus, Office 365 ProPlus or Excel Standalone. For Excel 2013+, they are the only Editions that include full Power Query functionality.

The best info on this topic seems to be this page on Ken Puls' forum:


  • Thanks alot, I have realised that I'm on the Business plan instead of the Pro or Pro Plus. Apr 8 '16 at 0:51
  • An alternative would be to download the free Power BI Desktop tool, and rebbuild or copy your Power Queries in a PBID file. You could then complete your analysis in PBI.
    – Mike Honey
    Apr 8 '16 at 1:55
  • If you need the data back in Excel, you could publish it to the PBI web service, navigate to the Dataset, choose Analyze in Excel. For more info: powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/…
    – Mike Honey
    Apr 8 '16 at 1:55

Somehow, you seem to have lost the connectors. You can redownload the MySQL connector and Postgre connector. They should both be compatible with 32- and 64-bit, so I wouldn't expect that to be the problem.

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