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Automation Error when importing Excel spreadsheet to SQL Server

I have spent hours trying to import the data from a worksheet of an Excel (2003) file into a new table in SQL Server 2000.  I can run the SQL statement with no problems directly in a Query Analyzer window:

        strSQL = "select * " _
            & "into DTE_std_stats8 FROM " _
            & "OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0','Excel " _
            & "8.0;Database=c:\StdStats.xls','SELECT * FROM [Datastuff$]')"

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But when I attempt to run it in Excel 2003 VBA I get an automation error:
    Dim cn As ADODB.Connection
    Dim strSQL As String
    
        Set cn = New ADODB.Connection
        
        'EITHER WAY OF CONNECTING GAVE THE SAME AUTOMATION ERROR
        'cn.Open "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=esp-optisql;Initial Catalogue=MyDB;User Id=MYUSER;Password=MYPWD"
        cn.Open "optisql_MYDB", "MYUSER", "MYPWD"
    
        strSQL = "select * " _
            & "into DTE_std_stats FROM " _
            & "OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0','Excel " _
            & "8.0;Database=c:\StdStats.xls','SELECT * FROM [Datastuff$]')"
        
        cn.Execute (strSQL)
    
        cn.Close
        Set cn = Nothing

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I get "Run-time error '-2147217900 (80040e14)': Automation error" when I get to the line:

cn.Execute (strSQL)

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Also-I ensure the table to be created DTE_std_stats does not exist before I run the code.  And I have the following references added:
Visual Basic for Applications
Microsoft Excel 11.0 Object Library
Microsoft Office 11.0 Object Library
Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library
Microsoft Scripting Runtime
OLE Automation
Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects 2.7 Library

Please - what am I missing??
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Dirk Haest
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Do you have columnnames or values that are longer than 255 characters ?
How many columns do you have and what are their type ?
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I pruned down the data in my spreadsheet just so that I can get it to work and go from there.  So essentially all that my spreadsheet now consists of is the following 3 text columns and 5 rows (plus header)

Plant      ValuationType        BWGrade
CA12      ZIES02                E3002
CA12      ZIES02                E3019
CA12      ZIES02                E3019
CA12      ZIES02                E3019
CA12      ZIES02                E3150
Try this

strSQL = "Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=esp-optisql;Initial Catalogue=MyDB;User Id=MYUSER;Password=MYPWD"

cn.Open "Product", strSQL, adOpenDynamic, adLockPessimistic

Sid
I could be wrong but you were missing the adOpenDynamic, adLockPessimistic ?

Also I have used "Product", Change that as applicable.

Sid
I also tried the following command:

        strSQL = "insert " _
            & "into DTE_test select * FROM " _
            & "OPENROWSET('Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0','Excel 8.0;Database=c:\StdStats.xls;','SELECT * FROM [Datatry$]')"

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which also worked in Query Analyzer but not in the VBA code.
The line cn.Open "optisql_MYDB", "MYUSER", "MYPWD"  is only opening the connection to SQL server - its not until further down that I am actually executing a SQL statement against that connection with the line cn.Execute (strSQL)

I don't believe there is any issue with the setup of my database connection because if I replace cn.Execute (strSQL)  or even cn.Execute strSQL, lngRecsAff, adExecuteNoRecords
 with
cn.Execute "drop table DTE_test", lngRecsAff, adExecuteNoRecords
I have no problems.  So I am able to connect to the database and issue certain commands just not OPENROWSET commands??
Espanola,

There is any Key field in the table that you are triying to update from the excel spreadsheet ?
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I figured out the issue myself finally!