Access / excel question

Joe C

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I am linking a file to access so that I can use SQL to pull into another Excel File. I was hoping this would be quicker than person who was doing a massixe amount of Vlookups.
Is there a way I can Index (Speed up) the link or can this only be done with a access file not a link?
 

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xenou

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As far as I can determine, it is not possible to index a linked Excel file, so I guess that's not an option.

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Norie

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Why do you need to link the Excel file to Access to use SQL?

Have you considered using ADO to get the data directly from the Excel file?
 

Joe C

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I was going to pull some other info that I already had in access. And more importantly just rtrying to build a tool that person can use to reallly basically do vlookups but the darn files are so big that I thought it might be easier.
 

xenou

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Don't know if it matters but having the other file open - if its a completely different workbook that's the lookup source - helps. Lookups on closed workbooks with thousands of rows can be slow.
 

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