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Hi

I have several tables that are dumped onto Excel spreadsheets
I know that creating a query by linking these tables would be
easy in a database, but is this achievable in Excel? In other words
can SQL be used within Excel?
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Question by:Murray Brown
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by:SmittyPro
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You can use PowerPivot.

HTH,
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by:Murray Brown
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Thanks but I am trying to find something specifically in VBA
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Jerry Paladino earned 2000 total points
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Yes, use Microsoft Query that is embedded in Excel.   In Excel 2007-2013 - Data menu, Get External Data, From Other Sources, "From Microsoft Query".   This uses ODBC to make a connection to the Excel files.   In the Choose Data Source dialog, select Excel Files*.   Select the workbook in the next dialog and then select the Worksheet in the "Add Tables" dialog.   There is an Options... button on the Add Tables dialog.  Make sure "System Tables" is checked or the available worksheets in the workbook will not display.

Use the ADD button to select one or more worksheets.   From there you have the ability to join tables and write SQL.   The user interface provides some drag and drop but don't expect MS-Access like capabilities.

HTH
Jerry
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by:Murray Brown
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thanks
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