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Excle 2000/XP/03: How to realise SQL REQUEST to Oracle database via ODBC as cell function or VBA?

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Hi everybody!
From inside Excel 2000/XP/2003 (cell function or VBA) I want to make an sql request via ODBC to an Oracle 9i database. The request itself would be very simple and would fill approx. 1 column and a couple of rows. TNSPING to this DB works fine.

The question now is: how can I realize this request in an easy way? I had a look at the sql.request function inside Excel but couldn't get it working because I am not sure how to define the connection_string properly. In this case the database is defined by an Oracle service name ("dbserv_tmp") that is the same than the ODBC service name ("dbserv_tmp"). My result was always the same: #value in the cell with the sql.request function.

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