Excel 2007 - ADO - Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0 not working for Shared workbook

In a shared workbook that on startup contains only empty workbooks. At runtime [Sheet1$] is populated on the fly. However after this I try and establish an ADO connection using the Jet engine and peform a SELECT * FROM [Sheet1$].  My select statement cannot find any records on [Sheet1$] even though I can see them on the sheet.

This code will work fine on non-shared copy of the workbook.

Help would be very welcome.  Thanks.
gerry_ocallaghanAsked:
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Has the workbook been saved since the data was added to Sheet1?
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gerry_ocallaghanAuthor Commented:
Hi Webtubbs.
I found that executing the Save method will resolve this issue. However I dont want to perform this action as it's a shared workbook (a report) and I don't want subsequent users opening it and seeing results.
When I remove the shared workbook flag it will work as expected even without the Save method.
However when I mark as shared under Reveiw>>Share Workbook it will not work (unless I execute the Save method).

I read somewhere else that there is a known issue using Jet Provider for ADO on shared workbooks. However the article did not mention a workaround.

Thanks.
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Patrick MatthewsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The consensus opinion of Experts here is that using 'share workbook' should be assiduously avoided.  This is a poorly implemented feature in Excel that leaves workbooks highly vulnerable to corruption.  If true multi-user capability truly is needed, then the best practice is to use a database platform such as Access, SQL Server, MySQL, etc.Just about the only use for shared workbooks endorsed by the Experts here is to enable 'track changes',and even then, the workbook should still not be used by multiple users at the same time.It is only a small exagerration to say that there are only two kinds of shared workbooks: those that havebecome corrupted, and those that soon will be :)
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gerry_ocallaghanAuthor Commented:
Thanks for comments experts. Your solutions are accurate but do not completely solve my issue.  I appreciate the advise though.
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