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Referencing Cells From Microsoft Query

I have a worksheet that pulls data from an ODBC datasource (import, External Data). The datasource is a SQL server 2005 database.

the query's sql is complex enough that it says it cannot be represented graphicly.

part of the WHERE clause fro my query specifies a date range for one of the date fields.

I am wondering if from within the SQL query in Microsoft Query I can reference the value of a cell. that way i coudl have the user enter his date range values in two specific cells.

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