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I have an ODBC query pulling data from my SQL database into Excel 2003. I have about 10 columns where data is queried. I have a parameter setup where I can enter the value I am looking for and the query will return the data I am looking for. I have also inserted a few columns within the query that have vlookups and varies formulas. My issue is when I put in my parameter and the query returns no data, my formulas are all deleted. How do I setup my query so these formulas aren't deleted. I also want to make sure whether my returns 1 or 1,000 rows of data, my formulas fill next to the data. How do I fix the issue of my formulas being deleted when my query returns no data? Thanks!!
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Rob Henson earned 2000 total points
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I would suggest putting the formulas in columns alongside the Query Range result rather than columns within the query result.

I am no SQL / Query expert but I believe that when the query is refreshed it will remove rows from the query range; ie if the query is columns A1:N1500 when run on one occasion but only 1300 on the next occasion, the query will remove cells A1301:N1500. If you have inserted columns within the query, extending the range out to column Z then cells A1301:Z1500 will be removed; removing your formulas as well.

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Thanks Rob. That worked to an extent. When I added the formula outside the query, that fixed half the issue. When I refreshed the query, the formula was still deleted if the query returned no data. But, I went to the Data Range Properties and changed the option to "Insert cells for new data, delete unused cells". I then checked the "Fill down formulas in columns adjacent to data" box. With this combination of options checked and the formula outside the query, it works. Thanks for your help.
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