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Embedd Password in Excel

Mark Harris
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have an excel workbook with 7 sheets in it.  The data in all the sheets is extracted from an ODBC connection with a DB user and password.

Each time the workbook is opened, the last set of data extracted is shown, obviously.  If I need to refresh the data, I am required to put in the DB user and password for each page.

All the data is coming from the same DB so the password is the same for all 7 sheets.

I would like to know if there is a way to embed the user and pass into the workbook so that each time I refresh the data, the user and password are passed through without any need to type it in.

I was actually thinking that it would be nice to have the user and password, passed through to the DB when opening the sheets so that there is never a need to refresh the data after opening.

Is this possible?

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