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Import Access table to Excel 2010 without column headings

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I have an Excel worksheet with 80,000 rows.  I need to update it every month with another 8,000 rows, which come from an Access table. When I use 'Import from Access' how do I stop it from creating another row of headings at the insert point?
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I'm intrigued why you are keeping 80,000 rows in Excel, which will grow 8,000 rows a month (96,000 rows per year).  Surely that data is best managed in a database?

In any case, what you could do is the following (this is using Access/Excel 2010):
 - Create a new workbook in Excel and use the Import from Access wizard to get your 8,000 rows onto the sheet
 - Go to Table Style Options and uncheck 'Header Row'
 - Delete the first row
 - Save the workbook.

Now you have a workbook that you can open, go to Table Tools -> Design -> External Table Data ->Refresh, and it will update with the new data, without the headers.  You can then copy the refreshed data without headers and paste it wherever you need.

If you want to be sure that you are only getting new data, go to Table Tools -> Design -> External Table Data ->Properties, and in the form that appears, ensure that 'Overwrite existing cells with data, clear unused cells' is selected.

Hope this helps!
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Thanks - that's what I wanted to know.  (To reassure you, the records do all originate from a database.  For various quite valid reasons, I use Excel for analysis at a remote location, which can't link to the db)
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