Build a Temporary Table


Well-known Member
Nov 14, 2005
I am trying to see if want I want to do is even possible before I do more research.
I would like to have a "Temporary" table. I want to build a table on the fly when the user Uploads data from excel and then when they close the database the table and its data are deleted (Or just the data that was uploaded).
Big Picture: I want the users to be able to upload a list of parts, I then want to query that data against other permanent tables. But once the user is done, I no longer want that list of parts in my database.

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks


Well-known Member
May 25, 2013
Yes it is possible.
Perhaps use Google and the CREATE TABLE statement.?


MrExcel MVP, Moderator
Mar 2, 2007
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It depends on what you mean by the user uploading data. In general I would prefer to have a real table that is not temporary but is used temporarily. However, it's pretty much potato potato on that ... you create a table use it, and delete. Or you clear a staging table and use it. Having some extra tables in the DB used for processing is no big deal. As far as creating a table - that's really not hard at all so a quick google search will turn up many examples I am sure.

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