Is it possible to update SQL table from Excel?

Is it possible to update SQL table information directly from excel? I would like to be able to update, insert and delete values and rows in my spreadsheet and for the changes to take effect in the back-end table interactively in the same way as imported data is updated upon refreshing my spreadsheet.
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Brad Sims, CCNACyberSecurity AnalystCommented:
The simple answer, yes.  But as far as 'interactively' I would get the information right and have a macro run after you're sure everything is ok.  You also need to have these permissions on the SQL Server.

What is your experience level with VBA?
draesideAuthor Commented:
I am a VBA beginner but have experience in other programming languages and pick things up fairly quickly. I have looked into SSIS and have managed to get this working however it would be better if I could achieve it via VBA/SQL.
I've found that updating SQL tables is easier from SQL Server management studio.

try this link

It has
insert into OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0',
    'Excel 8.0;Database=D:\testing.xls;',
    'SELECT * FROM [SheetName$]') select * from SQLServerTable

Changes to Make:
Excel 8.0 - Excel x.x (your excel version number)
D:\testing.xls - address of your database
SheetName$ - if your sheet is "Sheet1" replace with Sheet1$
  or as the link says "To select a range of cells use a named range as SELECT * FROM NamedRange or specify the cell range as SELECT * FROM [Sheet1$A1:B10]
SQLServerTable - Your table name.

Using this allows for syntax errors and any other errors to be caught without extensive VBA coding/testing/error handling

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