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I have a SQL database in Azure. My client wants to be able to connect to one of the tables in excel and update and add to the data from the spreadsheet directly in real time.  

Is there a way to do this?  

I had created an application in .net using a dataview they did not like it because not all the features that they use in excel are available. Most importantly easily increasing the font size, and filtering the data.
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Let me clarify - you want the client to connect to the database from Excel spreadsheet?

The client can connect to Azure SQL from Excel spreadsheet by going to Data tab, then clicking 'From other sources" button, selecting "From SQL Server".

Then the connection wizard will pop up and prompt for Azure SQL server name and login credentials. Then the user will be prompted to select the database and table in question
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When I do that the data is imported to the excel spreadsheet and any changes made are not saved on the server.  I need the changes made to be added to the Azure database in real time.
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I redesigned the table based on the data integrity issues. I will read your article.
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I reviewed the article I did not see where the solution presented updates sql or where an inserted row is added to the sql table
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This answers part of the question. I will submit another question to answer the rest.