Excel getting data from an external source

I am using Excel 2010 to go after a SQL table and return all data to excel. This works fine, but if I try to use this data to create totals with autosum, I get a weird message regarding the fact that this data has come from a SQL table and the totals do not work. Once I extract the SQL data to excel and save the spreadsheet, I no longer want excel to associate this data to the SQL table, I want it to act like a normal spreadsheet of data. How do I tell Excel to do this?
thx, BobR
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ProfessorJimJamMicrosoft Excel ExpertCommented:
perhaps copy the data and paste as values in a new workbook and then save.

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bobrossi56Author Commented:
Yes I could do that but I want to eliminate hopefully unnecessary steps to this process I am developing, so I was hoping there was a way to do it with a simple mouse click. Under the DATA ribbon I see CONNECTIONS, and when I remove the CONNECTION to the SQL server and save, when I reopen it still thinks its a SQL link.
bobrossi56Author Commented:
I guess this is the only way to do this then...thx for your help.
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