Change ODBC connection in excel VBA

boazstuff

Board Regular
Joined
Jan 15, 2009
Messages
59
Hi,

I have this connection which is working fine now. But i like it to be dynamic and picking up the new range from excel. I tried changing the cells in red to fPath but it wouldn't work.

Hope someone can enlighten. Thanks.

Currently, cell E3 read as: C:\DATA\DEMO17_DB.mdb

Sub SQLQuery()

Dim varConnection
Dim varSQL
Dim fPath As String

fPath = Range("E3").Value


Range("A1").CurrentRegion.ClearContents

varConnection = "ODBC; DSN=MS Access Database; DBQ=C:\DATA\DEMO17_DB.mdb; Driver{Driver do Microsoft Access(*.mdb)}"

varSQL = "SELECT DISTINCT AGENT from AGENTNAME"

With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:=varConnection, Destination:=ActiveSheet.Range("A1"))
.CommandText = varSQL
.Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
End With


End Sub
 

Excel Facts

How to total the visible cells?
From the first blank cell below a filtered data set, press Alt+=. Instead of SUM, you will get SUBTOTAL(9,)

ukmikeb

Well-known Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2009
Messages
2,757
Hi

Something like -

Code:
varConnection = "ODBC; DSN=MS Access Database; DBQ=" & fPath & "; Driver{Driver do Microsoft Access(*.mdb)}"

hth

Mike
 

boazstuff

Board Regular
Joined
Jan 15, 2009
Messages
59
Thanks Mike! I read somewhere on having " but missed out the & thingy. :)
Thanks!
 

Forum statistics

Threads
1,141,715
Messages
5,708,030
Members
421,540
Latest member
quocbinh

We've detected that you are using an adblocker.

We have a great community of people providing Excel help here, but the hosting costs are enormous. You can help keep this site running by allowing ads on MrExcel.com.
Allow Ads at MrExcel

Which adblocker are you using?

Disable AdBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Pause on this site" option.
Go back

Disable AdBlock Plus

Follow these easy steps to disable AdBlock Plus

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the toggle to disable it for "mrexcel.com".
Go back

Disable uBlock Origin

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock Origin

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back

Disable uBlock

Follow these easy steps to disable uBlock

1)Click on the icon in the browser’s toolbar.
2)Click on the "Power" button.
3)Click on the "Refresh" button.
Go back
Top