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    Hey guys

    I need help formatting my tables. My data is pulled from an external DB and ive used the query editor to do some pre formatting on the tables. however I dont want to display the data traditionally (row by row, col by col), is it possible to format and display the columns and rows in the table differently when using external data connection?

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    Re: Display table (using external DB) using custom formatting?

    How are you pulling the data from the external db? Are you using MS-Query? MS-Query will allow you to move the order of the columns. I'm not sure what you mean by displaying the table "differently." What do you mean by different. Perhaps you can attach a workbook with some sample data (not sensitive) as you have it now and a mock up of how you would like it to be.

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    Question Re: Display table (using external DB) using custom formatting?

    I use an external connection (ODBC) to a DSN readonly DB. Excel is populated row by row like you would typically expect.

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    but want if i wanted the data to be displayed something like this??

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    thanks for the help!

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    Re: Display table (using external DB) using custom formatting?

    The picture is nice, but I'm going to be lazy and not take the time to recreate the workbook especially when it seems that you have already done so. Could you please attach a sample workbook? Thanks.

    Looking at it, it seems that we might be able to do something with a pivot table. If not, then with a pivot table and VB.

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    Re: Display table (using external DB) using custom formatting?

    Hi,

    The short answer is probably no, not directly with a linked query. You could, however, certainly use ADO/DAO to obtain a recordset from your data source and then output that in whatever layout you want.
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