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Hey ,

Im looking for quickest and easiest way to transfer data from an Excel file into an SQL Server database..

I am in the position where on a regular basis I will need to move data across from Excel to SQL and am looking for a way to automate the process..

all suggestions welcomed!
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Question by:obscur3d
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by:pauljk
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Is this data going into an existing table?  Or is the excel spreadsheet making a new table?
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by:obscur3d
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ok basically what needs to happen is the existing SQL table cleared of all data..and the excel data inserted in the SQL table..

so concievably either method would be fine.. whether it just updates the data, or removes the table and creates a new table..
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DrMaltz earned 400 total points
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obscur3d, if you are using SQL Server 7.0, you can take advantage of the Data Transformation Wizard.  This wizard makes it easy to import or export data into/from a SQL Server database from multiple sources.  Some of the sources:  Excel, Access,OLE DB Provider,ODBC,etc..  This configuration can be configured to automatically execute from SQL Server. I hope you've got SQL 7.0.. This is the easiest method..

You could write a VBA macro in the EXCEL spreadsheet which basically reads your sheet and connects to the SQL Server Database using DAO to do a BULK Insert into the SQL Server system.


Last hope.. You could also use the bcp utility that ships with SQL 6.5 or SQL 7.0 .
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by:obscur3d
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Thanks for the feedback..just a few clarifications needed.
The Data Transformation Wizard looks exactly what Im after..however can this be scheduled or update automatically..
ie. the data transformation needs to be completed without any user interaction..
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by:obscur3d
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answered my own question.. lol
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