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Pull data based on a column in EXCEL 2007

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Hi all.

I want to create an EXCEL 2007 template that when the user pastes data into column A in the 3rd row it will pull data from tableA based on the contents of each field (left outer join from EXCEL column A to tableA on the ItemField).

I know how to create a data connection to my TableA but how do I tell it to be a left outer join on columnA. Also, sometimes the end user will paste 3 rows, other times 30, basically the amount of data that is pasted in the spreadsheet will vary.

Any ideas? Thank you in advance!
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Use VLOOKUP in another column, say column B for 30 rows or more if necessary and reference column A of the said row to compare data fromTableA.
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Hi experts1.

So when the end user opens the excel template they will paste their records in the first column under the column header in the 3rd row. Then they will press a command button that will VLOOKUP?

Can I use VLOOKUP in vba in order to tap into the SQL table?
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In "ThisWorkbook" VBA module use Workbook_SheetSelectionChange() subroutine to tap into the SQL table and generate an updated  DATA range in the workbook, for use as the range lookup source for VLOOKUP function.
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