Circular excel to access to excel to access....

oliviar

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Hi Guys,
I'm wondering if its a terrible idea to create circular excel to access links.
I have a sheet that needs to be updated from Excel, but compiled in Access, then a version spat back out to Excel when I want to modify/analyse some new stuff... etc etc

I am wondering if it is a terrible idea to link my working sheet to my access query, then generate my excel sheet again to work on, which is then fed back into my access query when i'm done, and so on.

Does it cause problems? :confused:
 

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Derek Brown

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I would not do that - perhaps I should say that I did not do that.
I had a requirement similar to yours but avoided doing it the way that you suggested - perhaps it may not even work as the workbook would already be open when the query/view was run.
From within the one workbook (Workbook A) I used VBA code to copy data from the workbook to another workbook (Workbook B) located in a folder (named 'Import Data') in the Data Warehouse. Workbook B is a linked-table in the Report database.
The database query/view that used that linked table (and other data tables etc.) was itself a linked table in Workbook A.
So Workbook A (VBA code) 'exported' the data and then did a 'Refresh All' on its data tables.
 

SydneyGeek

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If you are comfortable with code, here is a tutorial that shows (among other things) how to edit a record in Excel and update it in Access. No links required.

Denis
 

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