Using Excel spreadsheet as input to Access


I posted this in the New Users forum but only got one answer, so 
thought I'd try here as well. 

Like so many others, I am an Excel newbie. I was a mainframe COBO
programmer in another life, but that was a few years back  

My manager would like me to write an app that will take tracking dat
from an existing Excel spreadsheet (generated by our system) but onl
use a select handful of columns as input to a new Access database tha
I will create. 

I'm guessing that I can either a) create a new edited spreadsheet to b
used as input to the Access database or b) use the Import wizard i
Access and just tell it which fields to skip.

If I use the route of creating a new edited spreadsheet: 

1) How do I select which columns I want to export? I tried highlightin
the columns and then doing a "Save As..." but that just gave me an exac
copy of the original spreadsheet, with the columns still highlighted.

2) Is there a way to automate #1? I have no idea how often my manage
will want to run this, but I don't want to have to hand-prep the dat
every time. The one reply mentioned the "Record New Macro" function. 

Thanks in advance for any help!


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