External Data Connections in Excel 2016

RyanKJM

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  1. 365
  2. 2016
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  1. Windows
I'm using Excel Professional Plus 2016 to connect to an external SQL Server connection.

First, I pull the data into the Excel sheet and now see the data that exists based on my query criteria. [Shown as columns A,B,C]

After that, I'm adding new manual columns that do not exist in the external database. In these columns, I am making manual notes in cells with the goal to have them stay aligned with the data that exists in the same row from the external database. [Shown as column E]

However, when I refresh the data and there are new rows, or if there are rows deleted, it throws off the alignment of the data I manually entered.
[I.e. from image -- I want Jason to always match C1, not D1 after a new row of data is added in]


I've tried each of the three buttons under 'External Data Properties' (Insert cells for new data, delete unused cells; Insert entire rows for new data, clear unused cells; Overwrite existing cells with new data, clear unused cells) and none of them seem to accomplish this.

Could anyone please provide feedback and help with this?

Thanks!
 

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