Import External Data. Update Link For New Database
Dec 12, 2006
In an Excel sheet i have set up a link to an Access database query (select query) using the Import External Data method. The data is store sales by week, arranged in a pivot table layout (stores as rows, weeks as columns). As time goes by, the database will be updated for new weeks sales, and i would like to refresh the data and the new weeks automatically appear in the Excel sheet, in subsequent columns.
At the moment, the only way i can seem to get this to work is to open up the link in MSQuery and manually select the new weeks from the Access query. i have set the parameters to overwrite cells with new data rather than insert new data. i'm sure there is a way to do this, as it feels like it would be a common thing to want, but i can't seem to find an answer anywhere!
I'm trying to pull in data from another Excel workbook which gets updated on a regular basis. Using the Import External Data fucntion in Excel I created a query which pulls the data from the original workbook into a tab in the workbook I'm using. The issue I'm having is that not all of the column headers get pulled in when using the Import External Data function. I tried typing the column headers in myself but they disappear again after refreshing the data set. Any ideas what is causing the issue?
I am trying to import the data on the url below. When I go to the external data inport the page is loaded and I click the indicator to load the central table but when the data loads the page is severally corrupted. I have found this on a few pages but some pages load correctly.
I’ve got a question regarding import of external data in excel. The workbook I am conceiving at the moment does have a database query from another excelfile(a report from my business system) via the standard Excel functionality and it works perfectly fine. What I can’t figure out is how to re-direct my query to any file/path I choose.
At the moment I just replace my original file with a new freshly updated one but I am stuck with the original path and filename or else it won’t work.
I'm having some issues importing external data from an Oracle 9i database. Here is what is happening:
I am initially able to import data from the table I want to into Excel. I do this through "Data -> Import External Data -> New Database Query" where I have my .ORA data source. I'm able to log in using my user and password and import the table. My problems come after I import this first set of data.
If I try to "Edit Query…" I get an error box that says "[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Driver's SQLSetConnectAttr failed".
If I try to "Refresh Data" I get two error boxes. The first is just: "[Microsoft][ODBC driver for Oracle][Oracle]" and the next says: "[Microsoft][ODBC Driver Manager] Driver's SQLSetConnectAttr failed". It then prompts me for the User name and password of the DB I'm connecting and after I enter the information, I get the same two error messages.
Also, if I attempt to establish another connection following the "Data -> Import External Data…" steps I run into a different problem. Upon entering the information for the User Name and password prompt I get two error messages. One says "!" and the next box says "Couldn't read this file". Once I click "OK" in those boxes, the Microsoft Query window automatically opens with nothing in it.
I can't seem to figure out why I can initially pull down data and then cannot succeed afterwards. I'm unable to connect to the DB I have through Excel until I completely closed all Microsoft Excel instances.
I also use this data source in Microsoft Access without any problems.
I have several thousand text files, each with three columns of numbers. My goal is to convert each of these to a dbf file with three distinct columns (which is why simply renaming each with .dbf at the end doesn't work.) I can do this for an individual file by using the "Import External Data" Tool in Excel, selecting the "Fixed Width" option (which divides the figures into three distinct columns), and then saving the file as a dbf. I need to do this for several thousand files, however, so I can't do each by hand.
I have a spreadsheet that tracks hours for employes and I need to get the data in a different layout to import to a database i'm building. The example spreadsheet has 2 tabs, the first is the format it's currently in and the second in the one I need it in.
I'm wondering if I can use external data in an excel spreadsheet without having to import all the data. I basically need a persistent connection with the external data and I want the excel spreadsheet to get the item descriptions by using the item number as the user types in the item number. Writing out the descriptions is killing me and I have all my products in an excel spreadsheet already. I really need someway to link two separate excel files together. One with data and one with user input that searches that data as I type in the item number.
Say I have Source Workbook X 1, and Destination Workbooks X 4. The Source workbook contains a number of lookup values. I want the lookup values to be maintained in the single Source workbook, and I want this workbook to remain closed when the end users are using their Destination workbooks. It is critical that certain cells in the Destination workbooks have validated data in order for formulas and summarizations to be correct.
I'm happy if the Destination workbooks contain a lookup worksheet (perhaps hidden). In short, I'd like the contents from the Source workbook, Lookups worksheet, to just be replicated "as is" into the Destination workbooks, Lookups worksheet. I then want to do my data validation from that worksheet, which of course is open (data validation appears to only work with open workbooks).
I've investigated the techniques in this link: [URL]
1) Are the techniques in that link about the best approach? i.e. an external link plus array formulas?
2) A blank cell in the source workbook (text column but formatted as General) is resulting in a zero in the external link. How can I make the external link exactly match the text as entered in the source workbook?
I would like not to have to update the source data for the pivot table in my database. I've read that you can solve this by using a Dynamic Named Range and using that as the source for the pivot table. That way the pivot table will expand as new data is added to the database. The formula I used to create the DNR is:
I have a workbook with a database of 15 different products. We receive information with current prices for each of the 15 products on a weekly basis. This info comes in one single worksheet. I have created a different file with one worksheet for each product to track price behavior over time. I need to update these database everytime I get a new report. What I was trying to do is to develop a Macro to copy the data from a "Master" worksheet that includes all 15 products info to the respective worksheet for each product. Information is sorted in columns having the most recent date in the lowest column. I would need the Macro to copy the new data below the last price for each product. I would copy the data into the "MAster" worksheet, then run the Macro who would copy each row and paste it in its respective worksheet in the row rightafter the previous one.
I want to be able to import an external worksheet (say sheet1) to some data structure such as a 2d array or a dictionary. I don't want to store imported data temporarily in a local worksheet - I want to import external worksheet straight to array!
I have code that can import to a given worksheet name ... but I don't know how I can modify it such that it dumps it to an array or a dictionary.
The code I have is:
Sub read_in_workbook(sheet_name As String, source_dir As String, file_name As String, Optional append_from_y As Integer) Dim rst As ADODB.Recordset Set rst = New ADODB.Recordset Dim stCon As String, stSQL As String Dim fsoObj As Scripting.FileSystemObject Dim fsoFolder As Scripting.Folder Set fsoObj = New Scripting.FileSystemObject Set fsoFolder = fsoObj.GetFolder(source_dir)
I have a document (unfortunately I cannot attach it) in Excel 365 that each time I open it I get the usual prompt that it is calling an external link. As much as i'd love to hide the popup I need to find the link to solve to problem but I'm at a loss.
Simply breaking the links doesn't work for some reason, so I've tried updating the source to reflect the current file. No luck there.
I've searched the workbook for the name of the link in question, searching for all formula for name itself as well as variants of "[" and ".xlms".
I don't see anything in the name manager referencing that external file.
I don't recall if I copied from that particular document, I may have as it was a duplicate file. I tried looking over the cells I believe I copied from it but didn't see the reference.
I've installed Kutools and Bill Manville (MS MVP) FindLink Tool. Both of which says there is no external link.
I've looked at the compatibility checker which basically just says, yes there is an external link but give no insight on how to address.
I've tried a couple of macros, some of which crashed excel, some of which simply said that there was an external link but not how to find it. In my frustration I forgot which one that was but I'm about to try that approach again and look for that code.
Is there a way to specify the filename for an external workbook that can be referenced throughout the spreadsheet? In my case it would be better if I could change the single reference instead of having to change it throughout the entire spreadsheet everytime I needed to use data from a different file.
Due to the large number of VLOOKUP functions on my page of data whenever I try to save I get the following error codes. Excel cannot complete this task with available resources. Choose less data or close other applications. Unable to save external link values. The problem itself may not be solvable but is there away to prevent these messages from coming up when I save (or when it autosaves?)?
I currently have a file that is linked to an external workbook that is referencing a certain cell from a certain tab. The below is what Column A & B look like right now. What I'm wanting to know is is there a way to have the formula in Column B automatically reference the name in Column A (which is the tab name in the external workbook) instead of having to manually change the formula when the value in Column A changes?
In other words, I want everything in the external reference formula to remain the same except have the person's name change dynamically...
Mary ='X:Anderson CorporationEmployees[Work Hours]Mary'!$F$42
Joe ='X:Anderson CorporationEmployees[Work Hours]Joe'!$F$42
Frank ='X:Anderson CorporationEmployees[Work Hours]Frank'!$F$42
I want to be able to get a value from a specific cell in another workbook, the problem i have is that i want to be able to select what file the active workbook looks for from the start page of my current workbook. For example when i load the workbook i get my startup page ( sheet 1) where i will be able to select what external workbook the active workbook will be linking with, i will then link the active workbook to the value in a specific cell from the selected external workbook. I know to link to another workbook i would use ='[filename]sheet!cell
However i want to be able pull up a 'open file dialog box' which i select a file name which will be used as 'filename' in the formula above.
I have an excel database which has some very basic formulas to multiply some numbers then divide them, the number are manually entered into the cells by myself, however I am getting these number from an MS Access DB manually copy and paste so I wondered, can I make excel automatically pull the number from the access database and if so where do I start?
I have a formula in a cell which is refered to other cell within the same sheet and also to other sheet from other file. say
C1 = A1+B1+data file c1 Data file is another file in other location.
I was trying to break a external reference link (from Data File) from Data _ Edit Link, but it is converting all the formula to value. How is it possible to break only the external link without damaging the formula within the sheet say c1 = A1+B1+26 (value from data file c1)
I have a report that I import from an Oracle database.. My problem is "Sometimes" Column "L" is there and sometimes it isn't. It is a blank column that the system uses as some sort of place holder & I need to test if its there, then delete. See example below ...
I want to auto update ( refresh ) an external feed containing odds from Pinnacle Sports website, at 30-60 seconds intervals. Here is the link : [URL] .....
I would also want to apply some formulas to other columns in excel, but mainly I would want to know where is the change in odds. For example if Bayern Munchen has the odds 2, and after the refresh the odds dropped at 1.9 I would want to see the difference in another cell.
I have 3 sheets: 1: master entry sheet that fills data in 5 different excel docs. Then there is another doc that aggregates data from the 5 and presents totals on the data. I am trying to get the end result without having to have 7 different excel files open, but when I enter into the master entry sheet, the data doesn't seem to be "pushed" up to the 5 different docs until each one is opened up. Obviously, the master aggregator is not updated since the 5 don't have the new data. When the files are all opened at the same time, the data flows perfectly, I'm just trying to find a way to avoid having to open the 5 docs in the middle of the process.