Solved

Excel 2007 Query Tool Question about Criteria

Posted on 2011-09-23
10
146 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a question.  I know Excel has a built in query tool.  I've been able to use it with an ODBC connection to my iSeries.  My question is, let's say that I have an Excel spreadsheet with a list of customer ID numbers on it and I want to do a query, using Microsoft Query, to obtain addresses for those customer ID's.  Is there a way ti set a criteria to only show those addresses where the customer ID's match from my original Excel file to our master file on our server?
0
Comment
Question by:Anthony6890
  • 5
  • 5
10 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
akajohn earned 500 total points
ID: 36587381
Using either a formula or the filters in Excel you should be able to filter the ID's (provided your criterias are not too complex).

May be you want to provide some dummy data.

A>
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Anthony6890
ID: 36587386
By using the formula or filters, are you suggesting that I bring in my total membership file?  I can't do it because of the size...
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:akajohn
ID: 36587460
Hi Anthony, I suggest that you can post a subset of all the data after you have deleted any confidential information and anonymised the data.  Any attachment you post here will be publicly  visible.
If you give us about 10-20 rows of data , we could show you how to filter the data.

A>
0
Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Anthony6890
ID: 36587494
Ok so attached is basically what my file looks like.  I saved it as a text file. Customer-ID-Test.txt

so basically my master file has the same column along with columns for first name, last name, address, city, state, and zip
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:akajohn
ID: 36587758
Please see attached Example.

The master Address Book contains your massive address book. And the first sheet is where you want to lookup a subset of customer ID's. It tells you "Not Found" if those ID's are not found in the database.
You will have to change the range (slightly)  to accommodate a larger address table in the formulae.

File is Excel 2007 compatible.
Hope this helps,

A>
Book14.xlsx
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Anthony6890
ID: 36587822
Are you importing the address book into the excel worksheet?  Because I can't actually do that- it's too large.  
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:akajohn
ID: 36587955
Where is your Database ?

A.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Anthony6890
ID: 36588045
It's an iSeries AS400 via an ODBC.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:akajohn
ID: 36588067
Well assuming you got a lot of Customer IDs it may be better to query the database directly or through ODBC using SQL.

Is its DB2 database ?

A>
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Anthony6890
ID: 36588503
No, it isn't a DB2 Database.
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Drop Down List with Unique/Distinct Values (Part II - ComboBox or ListBox and Data Validation List Bonus!) David Miller (dlmille) Intro This article focuses on delivering unique, sorted lists to list objects (e.g., ComboBox, ListBox) and Dat…
How to quickly and accurately populate Word documents with Excel data, charts and images (including Automated Bookmark generation) David Miller (dlmille) Synopsis In this article you’ll learn how to use ExcelToWord! to copy data,charts, shapes …
The viewer will learn how to create two correlated normally distributed random variables in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on different levels of investment in each of the two funds over a period of ten years, and, create a …
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

813 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

11 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now