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Excel Parameter Query from Cells with Null Values

Posted on 2013-06-03
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I have a stored procedure which accepts multiple parameters (three dates)

I use a parameter query in excel to call this via ODBC

Eg:
{CALL SP_Mystoredproc(?, ?, ?)}

This works great, I can input data in three cells and it returns the correct data.

My problem is, sometimes I wish to pass a NULL value, which I can do statically by:
{CALL SP_Mystoredproc(?, ?, NULL)}

How do i do this from an excel cell without using VB / Macros?

I've tried entering NULL into the cell, however, it just returns "invalid date" or something
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by:Steve
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Have you tried either:

1) Double quotes in the cell. [ "" ]
2) A single apostrophe [ ' ]
3) a tripple apostrophe [ ''' ]

One of these may do it.
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you can add an OR statement to the query to handle NULL.

See this.
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by:DFPITC
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I didn't have access to modify the query, so I had to create a new query that ran that query and accepted empty strings "" from excel, converting them to NULL
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