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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Mike, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. Mike

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    Hi Everyone, I'm pretty new to using both XLS and Access, I'm required to do
    some reports for work and I've been using both XLS and Acces, is it possible
    to do all the functions in XLS in Access? Including custom functions I've
    created for XLS?

    TIA,
     
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  3. John Vinson

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    On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 13:05:02 -0700, Mike
    <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Hi Everyone, I'm pretty new to using both XLS and Access, I'm required to do
    >some reports for work and I've been using both XLS and Acces, is it possible
    >to do all the functions in XLS in Access? Including custom functions I've
    >created for XLS?
    >
    >TIA,


    Yes, with some major caveats. You will need to use Tools... References
    in the VBA editor to include the Excel program library in your VBA
    references.

    Note that Access *is not a spreadsheet program* and many Excel
    functions simply aren't applicable. You don't have "rows, columns, and
    cells" - you have records, fields, and values. They may look similar
    but the structure is quite different!

    John W. Vinson[MVP]
     
  4. Arvin Meyer [MVP]

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    To add to John's post, remember that Excel is an analysis tool with some
    database functionality, while Access is a database with some analysis
    functionality. If you remember that while you are building and using your
    custom functions, you should be fine. The 2 work well together. An example
    of Excel automation from Access is here:

    http://www.mvps.org/access/modules/mdl0006.htm
    --
    Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    Microsoft Access
    Free Access downloads
    http://www.datastrat.com
    http://www.mvps.org/access

    "John Vinson" <jvinson@STOP_SPAM.WysardOfInfo.com> wrote in message
    news:seg392hhnrcrl77svvsnjmnep9n6c8kp1o@4ax.com...
    > On Thu, 15 Jun 2006 13:05:02 -0700, Mike
    > <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Hi Everyone, I'm pretty new to using both XLS and Access, I'm required to
    >>do
    >>some reports for work and I've been using both XLS and Acces, is it
    >>possible
    >>to do all the functions in XLS in Access? Including custom functions I've
    >>created for XLS?
    >>
    >>TIA,

    >
    > Yes, with some major caveats. You will need to use Tools... References
    > in the VBA editor to include the Excel program library in your VBA
    > references.
    >
    > Note that Access *is not a spreadsheet program* and many Excel
    > functions simply aren't applicable. You don't have "rows, columns, and
    > cells" - you have records, fields, and values. They may look similar
    > but the structure is quite different!
    >
    > John W. Vinson[MVP]
     

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