i'm trying to insert data queried from SQL server into an Excel sheet using the following query.
"INSERT INTO [sheet1$] IN '" & App.Path & strWBName & ".xls' 'Excel 8.0;' Select * from TEST.dbo.Testing"
Later i execute the query using the SQL server connection.
I'm getting following error:
Run-Time error '-214721900 (80040e14)':
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server] Incorrect syntax near the keyword 'IN'".
Can anyone help me out of the situation?
Thanks in advance
This is the format you want
"INSERT INTO OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0', 'Excel 8.0;Database='" & App.Path & strWBName + "', [sheet1$]) (col1,col2,col3) SELECT col1,col2,col3 FROM TEST.dbo.Testing'"
Note that the spreadsheet must exist and have columnheaders in row 1 (e.g. col1,col2,col3 above) it will not work otherwise
Otherwise use DTS
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I looked up 'Query Table' in Excel to see what you were talking about, couldn't find it. Are you talking about importing the data into the Excel sheet, from Excel, by using a database query? In other words, importing the data fro within, rather than injecting it from without?
Just curious, thought I might learn something if I ask...
Yes. In Excel goto Data/Get External Data.New Database query. Follow the steps. It's fairly straightforward and is a good quick way to display your database data in a spreadsheet. Hope it's helpful. Sounds like you might be interested in pivot tables as well (same sort of thing, but you can split the data up and get counts, averages etc).
I create hidden spreadsheet in a workbook with a macro that automatically starts when the workbook is opened and creates a new workbook, populates it with the data and closes the original workbork leaving the data behind. The user can then choose what they do with the results.
The code is standard apart from the connection string and the stored procedure used. It creates the headings from the sql column names and the data type to determine data format.
Here you go
Sub Auto_Open() Dim SQL Dim r As Integer Dim c As Integer Dim i As Integer Dim OldBook As Workbook Dim NewBook As Workbook Dim Conn As ADODB.Connection Dim RS As ADODB.Recordset Set OldBook = ThisWorkbook Set Conn = New ADODB.Connection connstr = "connection string here" SQL = "sql here" Conn.Open connstr Set RS = Conn.Execute(SQL) Workbooks.Add r = 1 If RS.EOF = False Then i = RS.Fields.Count - 1 For c = 0 To i ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c + 1).Value = RS.Fields(c).Name Next c End If With Range(ActiveSheet.Cells(r, 1), ActiveSheet.Cells(r, i + 1)).Interior .ColorIndex = 15 .Pattern = xlSolid .PatternColorIndex = xlAutomatic End With With Range(ActiveSheet.Cells(r, 1), ActiveSheet.Cells(r, i + 1)).Borders .LineStyle = xlContinuous .Weight = xlThin .ColorIndex = xlAutomatic End With Do Until RS.EOF r = r + 1 For c = 0 To i Select Case RS.Fields(c).Type Case 3 'int ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c + 1).NumberFormat = "0" ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c + 1).Value = RS(c) Case 131 'Numeric ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c + 1).NumberFormat = "#,#0.00" ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c + 1).Value = Val(RS(c)) Case 135 'Date ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c + 1).NumberFormat = "dd/mm/yyyy" ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c + 1).HorizontalAlignment = xlLeft ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c + 1).Value = RS(c) & "" Case 200 'varchar ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c + 1).NumberFormat = "@" ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c + 1).Value = RS(c) & "" Case Else ActiveSheet.Cells(r, c + 1).Value = RS(c) & "" End Select Next c RS.MoveNext Loop ActiveSheet.Columns.AutoFit ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Select RS.Close Conn.Close OldBook.CloseEnd Sub
That's not a query table though... It can be cumbersome going through a recordset record by record. This is the VBA to add a query table. You need to put your DSN name in and obviously change the command text to the sql you want to use.
Public Sub CreateQueryTable() With ActiveWorkbook.ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:= _ "ODBC;DSN=YOURDSNNAME" _ , Destination:=Range("A1")) .CommandText = Array("SELECT * FROM TESTTABLE") .Name = "WHATEVERQUERYNAMEYOULIKE" .FieldNames = True .RowNumbers = False .FillAdjacentFormulas = False .PreserveFormatting = True .RefreshOnFileOpen = False .BackgroundQuery = True .RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells .SavePassword = True .SaveData = True .AdjustColumnWidth = True .RefreshPeriod = 0 .PreserveColumnInfo = True .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False End WithEnd Sub