?
Solved

Is there a way to permanently enable a data connection in an Excel workbook

Posted on 2010-09-14
2
Medium Priority
?
545 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I'm using Excel 2007 and creating a spreadsheet using ODBC to bring data in from a database.  Whenever I open that spreadsheet a box appears saying:
Security Warning: Data connections have been disabled  OPTIONS.  Under options you have two choices - Help protect me from unknown content and Enable this content.  I select Enable This Content, but I have to do this ever time I open the spreadsheet.  Is there any way that it will keep the choice I've selected?
0
Comment
Question by:nplanek
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
sstampf earned 2000 total points
ID: 33677582
I think there is a setting which you can try (though I havent tried it myself):
1) Open Excel Options
2) Goto Trust Center
3) Click on "Trust Center Settings"
4) Goto "External Contents"
5) Under security setting for data connection choose "Enable all data connections"
6) Click "OK"
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:sstampf
ID: 33677640
If you dont know how to open excel options in 2007 see this:
http://spreadsheets.about.com/od/exceltips/qt/excel07_options.htm 
0

Featured Post

Learn how to optimize MySQL for your business need

With the increasing importance of apps & networks in both business & personal interconnections, perfor. has become one of the key metrics of successful communication. This ebook is a hands-on business-case-driven guide to understanding MySQL query parameter tuning & database perf

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Some code to ensure data integrity when using macros within Excel. Also included code that helps secure your data within an Excel workbook.
In Part II of this series, I will discuss how to identify all open instances of Excel and enumerate the workbooks, spreadsheets, and named ranges within each of those instances.
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Microsoft Excel how to add style and sexy appeal to horizontal bar charts.

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question