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Getting data from SQL using VBA in Excel - should I use views with Sum or do the summing via VBA

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I am using Excel VBA to get data from SQL tables.  I need to sum a large amount of data.  Am I better off creating Views in SQL that do the summing and then querying those views or can I just query the table and use a While loop to query the data.  I suppose a 3rd option would be to sum the data using the query right in VBA too.  So of those three options, which one is "better" and would be faster?

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Doug
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there is easy answer for this .. always use sum in SQL part, eather direct in your sql select or in views.
Summing data in your exel VBA would be 100 times slowier than doing it on SQL side with aggregate functions.
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