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Microsoft: Office FAQ

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Link an Access table or query to an Excel spread sheet by ETID
Posted: 28 Dec 01

In your Excel workbook...

On a blank sheet of your choice choose Data>Get external data>new database query...choose msaccess* database from the databases tab,
find the path to the desired *.mdb and pick your query or table name from the list of tables and querys...(you pick any or all fields at this point) you can skip the next two options or not , (your choice ) but be sure to return data to msexcel
when you successfully return your query data, you can right click any where in the data and choose an update on open option.

Then, every time you open the excel spread sheet, any updated data in the access .mdb will come in.

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