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Reading data stored in Access without importing it to Excel?

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    Reading data stored in Access without importing it to Excel?

    Hey,

    Is there a way to have my formulas reference a table in Access without storing that data in Excel? I did have all the data stored in my Workbook but after 150,000 rows Excel just crashes. I now have the data stored in Access but when I link Excel to it, it just copies the data back to excel and I'm in the same position.

    If you have 2 Excel workbooks open, as you know when typing a formula you can simply click in a different Excel sheet and the formula will link to that and read that data. Is that possible from Excel to Access?

    =SUMIF(A:A,'spreadsheet1'A1,B:B) as a quick example. Can i simply replace spreadsheet 1 with an Access table?

    I'm comfortable with Excel but clearly I know very little about Access.

    Thanks in advance for any help

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    Re: Reading data stored in Access without importing it to Excel?

    No, you can't do that. Using VBA you could execute SQL commands to query the database and get the data you want.
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    Re: Reading data stored in Access without importing it to Excel?

    Ok, thanks for the help.

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    Re: Reading data stored in Access without importing it to Excel?

    No Problem!

    If you end up needing an example of connecting to a database and/or running sql statements from excel let me know.

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