Solved

reference to an Excel cell in an SQL Command text

Posted on 2014-04-08
7
159 Views
Last Modified: 2016-06-04
How I can reference to an Excel cell in an SQL Command text? Getting  'error converting data type varchar to uniqueidentifier'

exec sp_executesql N'SELECT CustomFieldEntryView.* FROM CustomFieldEntryView WHERE (DataResourceId = @DataResourceId)',N'@DataResourceId uniqueidentifier',@DataResourceId = Sheet1!$C$2
0
Comment
Question by:prfraczek
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:EugeneZ
ID: 39991141
please clarify what you try to do.


if you plan to query Excel from sql server
you can set linked server:

How to use Excel with SQL Server linked servers and distributed queries
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/306397


or use OPENROWSET
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms190312.aspx
 for example:
SELECT *
FROM OPENROWSET('Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0',
         'Excel 12.0;Database=c:\test.xls;HDR=YES',
         'SELECT * FROM [Sheet1!$C$2])
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Vadim Rapp
ID: 39991528
Where does your command run - on sql server, in Excel VBA, or in standalone application?
0
 

Author Comment

by:prfraczek
ID: 39991538
excel Data-From other Sources- Microsoft query-SQL Command text
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
Vadim Rapp earned 500 total points
ID: 39991985
In excel, you have to design the query with parameter(s).

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/use-microsoft-query-to-retrieve-external-data-HA010099664.aspx?CTT=1

Then, in the worksheet, you'll be able to tell that the value of the parameter should be taken from C2.
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

International Data Corporation (IDC) prognosticates that before the current the year gets over disbursing on IT framework products to be sent in cloud environs will be $37.1B.
Ever wondered why sometimes your SQL Server is slow or unresponsive with connections spiking up but by the time you go in, all is well? The following article will show you how to install and configure a SQL job that will send you email alerts includ…
This video shows, step by step, how to configure Oracle Heterogeneous Services via the Generic Gateway Agent in order to make a connection from an Oracle session and access a remote SQL Server database table.
Viewers will learn how to use the INSERT statement to insert data into their tables. It will also introduce the NULL statement, to show them what happens when no value is giving for any given column.

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now