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Automate Excel upload to hosted SQL Server

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We have a database running on a hosted server which consist of 3 tables -table1, table2, and table3. Data is locally collected using using Excel. So each worksheet corresponds to each table in the SQL database and the columns to the fields in the database tables (table1, table2, and table3).

Currently I am manually activating task, import data, choose a datasource etc... to import the Excel data onto the hosted server.

Since I am running SQL Server Express to access the hosted database, I do not have the SSIS option. In addition, the hosted server does not allow openrowset.

 What is the best way to automate the import process from the Excel worksheets to the tables on the hosted database ?
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Question by:Errol Farro
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slubek earned 2000 total points
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I had similar problem, but data from Excel had to be inserted into different tables.
So I created sp_insert_data procedure in SQL Server, and executed it from VBA for every row like this:

Sub SQL_Open()
    ConnString = "DRIVER={SQL Server};SERVER=MYDATABASESERVER;UID=;PWD=;Database=DATABASE"
    Set cn = New ADODB.Connection
    cn.Open ConnString
End Sub

Sub SQL_Close()
    cn.Close
End Sub

Sub SQL_execute(sqlstring As String)
    Dim err As ADODB.Error

    cn.Execute (sqlstring)
    For Each err In cn.Errors
        SQL_Error (err.Description)
        Error = True
    Next
End Sub

Sub SQL_Error(s As String)
    Cells(Row, 1).Select
    MsgBox s
End Sub

Public Sub SQL_Import()
    Error = False
    Row = 2
    Col = 1
    
    SQL_Open
    
    While (Cells(Row, Col).Value <> "") And (Not Error)
        SQL_Insert (Row)
        Row = Row + 1
    Wend

    SQL_Close
End Sub

Private Sub SQL_Insert(R As Integer)
  Sql = "exec sp_insert_data  "
  Sql = Sql & Cells(R, 2).Value & ", "
  Sql = Sql & Cells(R, 3).Value & ", "
...
  SQL_execute (Sql)
End Sub

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