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Read/Write Access DB from VBA in Excel

The code below is a portion of a sample I found online. It reads the database table and puts in excel. The problem is that I
cannot write to the database. When I try to add rst1.Fields(0) = "Bob" I get an error 3251. What do I need to do to be able to write to this DB?

Bob Hiller
Lifts for the Disabled LLC

Sub Import_AccessData()
Dim cnt As ADODB.Connection
Dim rst1 As ADODB.Recordset
Dim stDB As String, stSQL1 As String
Dim stConn As String
Dim wbBook As Workbook
Dim wsSheet1 As Worksheet
Dim lnField As Long, lnCount As Long

'Instantiate the ADO-objects.
Set cnt = New ADODB.Connection
Set rst1 = New ADODB.Recordset

Set wbBook = ThisWorkbook
Set wsSheet1 = wbBook.Worksheets(1)

'Path to the database.
stDB = "c:db1.mdb"

'Create the connectionstring.
stConn = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" _
& "Data Source=" & stDB & ";"

'The 1st raw SQL-statement to be executed.
stSQL1 = "SELECT * FROM table1"

'Clear the worksheet.

With cnt
.Open (stConn) 'Open the connection.
.CursorLocation = adUseClient 'Necessary to disconnect the recordset.
End With

With rst1
.Open stSQL1, cnt 'Create the recordset.
Set .ActiveConnection = Nothing 'Disconnect the recordset.
End With

With wsSheet1
.Cells(2, 1).CopyFromRecordset rst1 'Copy the 1st recordset.
End With

rst1.Fields(0) = "Bob"

'Release objects from the memory.
Set rst1 = Nothing
Set cnt = Nothing
End Sub

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If you are working through the example, "Building a Pivot Table with Microsoft Access Data" (starts on pg 180 in Pivot Table Data Crunching) you will run into issues with the Access DB on the Mr. Excel site.

If you download the Access DB from the Mr Excel Site the Sales_by_Employee query will not be displayed in the Select Table dialog box after you click the "From Access" button in the Excel Ribbon.

The Sales_by_Employee query in the access DB requires parameters and hence will not display as a "view" in the "Select Table" dialog.

To fix this issue, you will need to go Access DB and create a new Sales_by_Employee query that does not require any parameters.

Please fix the Access DB Mr. Excel and re-post to your site.


I want to call an existing excel 4.0 macro in a macro written in vba in excel 2002
The excel 4.0 macros are quite complex so I don't want to convert them
any ideas?

Hi: First thing to metion is that the result field I expect is a Memo Field
When I run the following (qry*)query in access I do get the expected one (row*)row as the result-However when I use this (modl*)code into an Excel VBA module-nothing happens- I tested for recorcound and it does show -1. Just wondering why I Am not getting the results when using VBA in Excel-Thanks in advance
****** IN ACCESS THIS WORKS FINE **********
SELECT Periods_Desc FROM FCST_Template_SGA GROUP BY Pull_Date, Template_Name, Periods_Desc HAVING Template_Name="AFTRHRS";
Private Const cDir_Database As String = "C:Documents and SettingsBLABLAMRA_Database.mdb"

Public DB_Conn As ADODB.Connection 'Access connection
Public DB_RSet As ADODB.Recordset 'Access Record Set
Public DB_SQL As String 'SQL Commands
Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()
Dim wbBook As Workbook
Dim wsSheet As Worksheet
Set wbBook = ActiveWorkbook
Set wsSheet = wbBook.Worksheets("SGA")
DB_SQL = "SELECT Periods_Desc FROM FCST_Template_SGA GROUP BY Pull_Date, Template_Name, Periods_Desc HAVING Template_Name='" & "AFTRHRS_SF_UBH" & "';"
With DB_RSet
Application.StatusBar = "Checking Valid Source Codes..."
.Open DB_SQL, _
DB_Conn, _
adOpenForwardOnly, _
adLockReadOnly 'Open the list of Source Codes
MsgBox CStr(.RecordCount)

wsSheet.Range("A1").CopyFromRecordset DB_RSet
End With
End Sub

Application.StatusBar = "Connecting to the Database..."
Application.Cursor = xlWait
Set DB_Conn = New Connection 'Database Connection
Set DB_RSet = New Recordset 'Database RecordSet
DB_Conn.ConnectionString = "Driver={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)};Dbq=" & cDir_Database

Application.StatusBar = False
End Sub
Application.StatusBar = "Disconnecting from the Database..."
DB_Conn.CommitTrans 'Commit All Work
DB_Conn.Close 'Close the connection
Set DB_RSet = Nothing

Application.Cursor = xlDefault
Application.StatusBar = False
End Sub


due to performance issues, I would like to query an ADODB record set.

So, first I excecute a simple query from VBA in Excel to an Access database with an ADODB connection. Then I would like to perform about 20 queries to this recordset.

I tried to make one intelligent query to do this in one query, but after some investigation, this seems to be impossible with Access.

So, can I query an ADODB recordset?

thx! grt, Bram

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Morning All..........

I have an access database that has many queries and in order to speed it up I have a Macro in access that runs it in no time, but I need to be able to run the query in access via a trigger in Excel and have come up with the below, but it's not working, any help would be great?!?!?



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End Sub

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