How to fetch the data from SQLSERVER in an array in VBA EXCEL instead to display it in worksheet

Posted on 2014-03-26
Last Modified: 2014-03-27

My question is simple for EE used to EXCEL VBA
I want to get the data from SQLSERVER in an array instead to display
it in the worksheet
My code works to select the data and display it in the EXCEL worksheet
it is done via this command

 ThisWorkbook.Sheets("my_sheet").Range("D7").CopyFromRecordset rst

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Can Someone tell me how to fetch the rst in an array inside the macro VBA please?

Thanks Dave
 Sub load_users()

    Dim cnn As ADODB.Connection

    Dim connectionString As String   Dim rst1 As ADODB.Recordset
    Dim rst2 As ADODB.Recordset
   Dim strSQL As String
    Dim User_ID As String
    Dim User_PWD As String
    Dim Initial_Catalog As String 'Nom de la base de données
    Dim Workstation_ID As String
    Dim Data_Source As String
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    On Error GoTo Verif_Connexion
    User_ID = "my login " '"SYGES"   
    User_PWD = "my password" ' "SYGES2014"  
    Initial_Catalog = "DATABASE"  
    Data_Source = "url"  
    Workstation_ID = "url"  '
    Set cnn = New ADODB.Connection
    connectionString = "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=" & User_ID & ";PWD=" & User_PWD & ";Initial Catalog=" & Initial_Catalog & ";Data Source=" & Data_Source & ";Use Procedure for Prepare=1;Auto Translate=True;Packet Size=4096;Workstation ID=" & Workstation_ID & ";Use Encryption for Data=False;Tag with column collation when possible=False;"
    ThisWorkbook.Sheets("my_sheet").Range("A2:AZ65536").Value = ""
    strSQL = "select login, password from MYTABLE  "
    cnn.Open connectionString

    Set rst = cnn.Execute(strSQL)


    'This put the result in the worksheet
    'I would like to have it in an array inside the code instead to displa it in the worksheet

    ThisWorkbook.Sheets("my_sheet").Range("D7").CopyFromRecordset rst

    Set rst = Nothing
    Set cnn = Nothing
end sub

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Question by:DavidInLove
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Rgonzo1971 earned 300 total points
ID: 39955521

pls try

arrRecordArray = rst.GetRows

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Author Comment

ID: 39955608

I've tried to code something but it doesn't work.

' I declare the array as Variant
  Dim arrRecordArray As Variant

    Set rst = cnn.Execute(strSQL)
 arrRecordArray = rst.GetRows

MsgBox (arrRecordArray(0))

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I just would like to do the same as the following working in PHP

    $res_query  = mssql_query ($req);			

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So if SO could give me the code to fetch

Thanks Dave
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Assisted Solution

by:Rory Archibald
Rory Archibald earned 200 total points
ID: 39955628
The returned array will be two dimensional with fields as 'rows' and records as 'columns' so you have to supply both indices.
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Author Comment

ID: 39955640
Still doesn't work:

Since I am not good at VBA maybe the way to fetch the data in array I did is wrong:

 Dim arrRecordArray As Variant
    Set rst = cnn.Execute(strSQL)
 arrRecordArray = rst.GetRows

MsgBox (arrRecordArray(1)(1))

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by:Rory Archibald
Rory Archibald earned 200 total points
ID: 39955646
MsgBox arrRecordArray(1, 1)

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is how you specify both indices.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39958344
Ok Thanks to you.

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