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SQL*XL: Excel Access ODBC Connection

SQL*XL: Excel Access ODBC Connection

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To connect Excel to Access using the ODBC driver (Open DataBase Connectivity) please follow the procedure below:

Start Excel

Open the Connection dialog: SQL*XL | Connect...

Start the Data Link Properties wizard

Data Link Properties

Choose the Provider Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers.

Select your data source name (DSN) from the list.

If there is no DSN for your database in the list use the Refresh button.
If it is still not in the list you may need to create a new DSN using the ODBC Data Source Administrator

After you choose a data source name you, enter the user name and password. If you don't know the username and password try to leave these fields blank. Use the Test Connection button to test the connection details. If the test fails try it again using Admin as username and a blank password.

Always use the Test Connection button before you continue

After connecting to the database once you can reconnect by selecting the connection from the Connection History list and typing the Password.

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SQL*XL ribbon in Excel