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Reusing excel connection names

I created a connection, from text, and then removed it. When I tried to create a new connection it wouldn't allow me to use the same name as the one that was removed. Is there any way to really remove the old connection name?

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Alan
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Mark DamenERP System ManagerCommented:
On the data tab, select connections.  Here you can remove them.
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andrewssd3Commented:
Connections in Excel 2007 and above are stored under the Documents\My Data Sources folder, e.g. 'C:\Users\Myname\Documents\My Data Sources' on Windows 7.   They are called something.odc.  It may be you need to delete one or more of these.
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akajohnCommented:
I had a similar problem and the answer you are looking for is here:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/MS_Office/Excel/Q_27236017.html


Whenever I created a data connection  and then deleted it, i found that i could not recreate another data connection using the same name.

Hope this helps,

Aka.
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