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MS Query. Need to load .commandtext with variable but fails.

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I have a macro where I run a MS Query several times but I want to run a different SQL Stored Procedure each time.
I am trying to load the .commandtext with data from a variable. This way I just need to change the variable and execute the same query instead of running 5 different queries.

I load  the variable with the correct  stored procedure to run in the .commandtext, but the query fails with syntax error.
ODBCCommand = "Array(" & Chr(34) & "exec MyStoredProc" & Chr(34) & ")"

This is the subroutine to run the MS Query.
Sub GetMyInfo()
With ActiveSheet.ListObjects.Add(SourceType:=0, Source:= _
"ODBC;DSN=MyDBName;UID=username;Trusted_Connection=Yes;APP=Microsoft Office 2010;WSID=VirtualXP-PC" _
, Destination:=ActiveCell).QueryTable
'.CommandText = Array("exec MyStoredProc") <This will work but I have it commented out to use variable instead.
 .CommandText = ODBCCommand      <Even though variable is correct, query fails with "SQL Syntax error"
.RowNumbers = False
.FillAdjacentFormulas = False
.PreserveFormatting = True
.RefreshOnFileOpen = False
.BackgroundQuery = True
.RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells
.SavePassword = False
.SaveData = True
.AdjustColumnWidth = True
.RefreshPeriod = 0
.PreserveColumnInfo = True
.Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False  <<This is where it fails with "SQL Syntax error"
End With
End Sub
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by:Jeff Darling
ID: 40628519
You can build the array yourself like this:

Dim myExecSQL
Dim myODBCCommand
myExecSQL = "exec MyStoredProc"
myODBCCommand = Array(myExecSQL)

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Norie earned 500 total points
ID: 40628565
What happens if you just use this?
ODBCCommand = "exec MyStoredProc"

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by:briandobo
ID: 40628622
WOW, sure thought I tried the:
ODBCCommand = "exec MyStoredProc"

But it worked for me.
Thanks
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