You will need to fill out the following fields:
|Data Source Name/Description||This is a friendly name you want to apply to this Data Source.|
|Host Name||Enter the IP Address/Hostname of the machine where Apache Cassandra is running.|
|Port Number||Specify the port number of Apache Cassandra. By default, the port number is 9042.|
|Keyspace Name||Select the Dataset from your project you want to connect to.|
Once you specify your credentials, click the "Test Connect" button at the bottom. A new popup will show up, where you will need to specify your User Name and Password.
Once the username and password are specfied, click on OK. You will see a "Connection established" message popup if WinSQL is able to connect.
Now that we are successfully connected, we can begin running queries and modifying the database.
For example, I am adding a new vendor named my banana stand who has 2500 apples, 15000 banans and 4000 oranges:
If I browse the data I can see that there is now a fruit vendor:
Using your ODBC query tool you can interact with Cassandra easily. The benefit is that you also get the entire suite of your chosen tool as well as a much more informative interface.
Once you are connected to your Apache Cassandra in WinSQL, you will be able to see all of your tables and data within WinSQL. To begin importing data directly from Microsoft Excel, simply drag and drop the .xlsx file directly into your Tables section as seen here: