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Problem with SELECT statement in VBSCRIPT

I am trying to populate a dropdown list in a label making program. The problem is I just need the first 3 characters of the column. I am pulling from a spreadsheet. Here is the code.

I think the problem is the format of my query but in any case, I can't figure this out.
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datasource = "C:\Users\receiving\Desktop\tag_data\labeldata.xlsx"
intitalCatalog = "labeldata.xlsx"
tableName = "Grower$"
columnName = "GrowerName"
'userId = "Admin"
'password = ""
'Create connection

Set objCon = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objCon.ConnectionString = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;" _
 & "Data Source=C:\Users\receiving\Desktop\labeldata.xlsx;" _
&"Extended Properties=""Excel 12.0;HDR=Yes;IMEX=2"""  
objCon.Open

strCon = "SELECT LEFT(([GrowerName]),3) FROM [Grower$]"
'Run query
Set rs = CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
Set rs = objCon.Execute(strCon)
'Fill options
options=""
Do Until rs.EOF
        If LEN(options)>0 Then options = options + vbCR
        options = options + rs(columnName).value
        rs.MoveNext
       
Loop

'Close connection
objCon.Close
Set objCon = Nothing
Value = options
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Please help. Thank you in advance
VB ScriptMicrosoft Excel

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dlmille

8/22/2022 - Mon
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allanbros

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Thank you for the help!! This has been driving me nuts.

I am using this label making software called BarTender. I am trying to populate a drop down for the user to print labels. The software is tough to work with.

Thank you that worked really well.

Btw- If I had more than one column would I use rs=(1,2 or 3) and so on?
dlmille

Yes, that is correct - in the same order as how the query is written.

Otherwise, you'd have to tap the rs.Fields(index).Name to determine which name is associated with each index.

Dave
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