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I am using VBA and the MS ActiveX Data Objects 6.1 Library.
I keep getting "Connection with Excel Lost" while using Excel Workbook itself as database.

Sub Test()

Dim Temp_OutRight As New ADODB.Recordset
Dim S_OutRight As String
Dim Conn As New ADODB.Connection
Dim DBPath As String, sconnect As String
DBPath = ThisWorkbook.FullName
sconnect = "Provider=MSDASQL.1;DSN=Excel Files;DBQ=" & DBPath & ";HDR=Yes';"

Conn.Open sconnect

S_OutRight = "SELECT * FROM [Table_Exposures_Input]"
S_OutRight = S_OutRight & " WHERE [Table_Exposures_Input].[PeakPeriod] = 'Peak'"

Temp_OutRight.Open S_OutRight, Conn

msgbox Temp_OutRight Is Nothing

Worksheets("Temp_Table_OutRight").Cells(2, 2).CopyFromRecordset Temp_OutRight

Temp_OutRight.Close

Conn.Close

End Sub
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Question by:jfz2004
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by:jfz2004
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Can someone help me on this one? Thanks.
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by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
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I keep getting "Connection with Excel Lost" while using Excel Workbook itself as database.

Why?  use another workbook as the database
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by:pcelba
ID: 40579340
This happens when you are trying to run a query using an ODBC connection to an Excel spreadsheet and have the spreadsheet open at the same time. Please close the Excel spreadsheet and try again.

Other possible reasons (long filename, antivirus, access rights, incompatible add-ons) are similar to ones described here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271513
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jfz2004 earned 0 total points
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I found that by opening the spreadsheet with "Read-Only" mode, the problem went away.
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by:jfz2004
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Other comments didn't solve it.
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