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AUTO SYNC EXCEL DATA WITH ACCESS DB

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my title says it all...

i would like to auto sync a spreadsheet with an access db, is this possible? do i need some third party software? if so any ideas where i can find it?

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by:peter57r
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Hi bede123,

Just by looking at the data, how would you determine which record to accept if there was a difference?
(If you can do it, what rule are you using? If you can't do it then no software can, that's for sure.)

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by:bede123
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Well when i say sync i think i mean "update", there would never be any collisions. the excel spread sheet would always be the latest version of data

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by:peter57r
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bede123,

Then just import it into Access when you need it.

If there is no time when XL users and Access users would need to look at the data at the same time you could just link to the spreadsheet from Access.

Both the Import and Link options are on File>GetExternalData

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by:bede123
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Yes, i can link the data from access to XL but not the other way round using the above mentioned method, unless i'm doing something wrong
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You only need to link from Access to XL.  There is nothing to do in XL.

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by:bede123
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Sorted, thanks, dont know why i didnt think of that really!
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