sql statement of MS Excel

Posted on 2002-04-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-04


i need to know code to access MS Excel and write  a sql statement to select some data.

any library that need?

can i use the the ADO to do this?just like i do on MS Access.

select field
from table
where ....

what to replace the field,table....

Question by:iven
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 15 total points
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With ADO you can use, just connect to the file using the ODBC driver you have certainly installed for excel.
Use the DBQ=path\filename.xls in the connection string, and in the select would be
SELECT * FROM <sheetname>
or eventually
SELECT * FROM <sheetname>$


Expert Comment

ID: 6941694
You need to use the ADO diver for query and Microsoft Excel 9.0 library to display the selected data into Excel.

Author Comment

ID: 6944124

can u show me some example?

Author Comment

ID: 6944194

i use DAO to do this:

filepath = "d:\testing.xls"
Set db = OpenDatabase(filepath, False, False, "Excel 8.0;HDR=yes;")
Set rs = db.OpenRecordset("select * from sheet1")

what is the problem of this?when i run this sql,the error
"...could not find the object "sheet1"...."
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 6944200
as I mentionned above, try sheet$


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