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I need to return a recordset from an excel spreadsheet and total certain fields before I upload the data to an AS400 file.  I already have the worksheet defined in VB. I need to know if its possible to use sql against the spreadsheet in this way..  Thanks in advance.

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by:Arthur_Wood
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Are you using VB to open the spreadsheet, or are you using VBA (within Excel, itself) - that is VBA in an Excel macro?
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by:roverm
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In Excel you can use the QueryTables.Add method to add data to a sheet:

Dim qt As QueryTable
sqlstring = "select 96Sales.totals from 96Sales where profit < 5"
connstring = _
    "ODBC;DSN=96SalesData;UID=Rep21;PWD=NUyHwYQI;Database=96Sales"
With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:=connstring, _
        Destination:=Range("B1"), Sql:=sqlstring)
    .Refresh
End With

(example from Excel help)

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by:mmcmillen
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I am opening excel as an excel8 object
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by:mmcmillen
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Thanks everyone for their time .

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