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I want to accomplish the following:

1. Link to an Access 2007 database (I dont want to import the data, I want to link to a table "tblProfit"
2. Look up the proft in the table based on the value in 2 cells, Catalog and ItemNumber.

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Question by:vmccune
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A User Defined Function like this may do it

PID is the key to indicate the row to return

returnField is the field whose value you want

this can then be called the worksheet as a normal function, as in the sceenshot

you will need to change the code to suit.


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Function GetAccessData(pid As String, returnField As String)

Dim rst As ADODB.Recordset
Dim cnn As ADODB.Connection
Dim sourceDB As String
Dim SQLstr As String

    strsql = "Select * from Customers where CustomerID ='" & pid & "'" 'enter sql string
    sourceDB = "C:\Users\Steve\Desktop\ADM Practice.accdb"  'enter full path and filename

    Set cnn = New ADODB.Connection
    cnn.ConnectionString = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=" & sourceDB

    Set rst = New ADODB.Recordset
    cnn.Open
    rst.Open strsql, cnn

    GetAccessData = rst.Fields(returnField)

End Function

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