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Using A Cell In Excel as Criteria for a Query

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

  1. Charles

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    Is it possible to use the contents of a cell in Excel as the criteria of a
    field in an Access Query? I want to use Excel as an interface and reporting
    tool for a data table stored in Access.

    For example, in this theoretical interface, I would like to:

    On a "parameters" Excel sheet, type a client name in a specific cell

    On a "data" Excel sheet, refresh an external data range that is an Access
    query that calculates typical metrics for only that specific client name

    On a "report" Excel sheet, format the returned data in a presentable way

    The major problem that I am having is that I do not know what needs to be
    typed in the criteria of a Access query field so that it filters on the text
    of a specific Excel cell.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated,
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  3. OP

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    If I remember correctly, what you seem to be looking at is really a
    question of creating a "LinkQuery" from Excell into an Access Table.

    All of that is done from within Excell and you would change the value
    on the tab and then refresh the link from within Excell. I have done it
    but it has been a number of years now since I did it.

    This is not putting any new data into Access but simply pulling queries
    of data from an Access MDB.

    Good Luck.

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