Using Excel spreadsheet as input to Access

Hello,

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!

-Dou

--
dougb41
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
dougb415's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=2745
View this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread.php?threadid=46985

0
9/22/2005 1:33:29 PM
excel.misc 78881 articles. 5 followers. Follow

0 Replies
439 Views

Similar Articles

[PageSpeed] 30

Reply:

Similar Artilces:

help about accessing deleted items
Hi, would any one plz help me to get the deleted item ids from outlook. which tool r tech should i use to solve this problem . if there is any sample code to access the deleted items ids from outlook will be great help for me to understand. thanx in advance . Best Regards __ Are you trying to retrieve deleted items? Are you using an Exchange server in your environment? -- Kathleen Orland Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/ http://www.howto-outlook.com/ "aatif.amin@gmail.com" wrote: > Hi, > would any one plz help me to get the deleted item ids fr...

How do I use a "subtract" function in Excel?
Hi Kelly if you want to subtract the value in B1 from the value in A1 and have the answer display in C1 then in C1 type =A1-B1 Hope this helps Cheers JulieD "Kelly" <Kelly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5DF4C83F-6BF1-40A8-BC8A-692058A5C70B@microsoft.com... > ...

data input in text box
We have a form which the operator enters data in a text box. Currently we have a 'done' button on the form that the operator clicks to send the text box info to a vba program. How can we send the text box info to the vba program when the operator hits the enter key @ the end of the data entry for the text box? TIA -- _______________________________ In Christ's matchless name ted & colleen n6trf kc6rue Use the control's AfterUpdate event. -- Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP http://I.Am/DougSteele (no e-mails, please!) "ted" <n6trf@arr...

Input Excel 'Password to Open' through control in access form
Hi All, We know,Excel has prompt password to open it files. Is it possible to create a code that can supplies the excel prompt password?.So that when we open the excel file through our access control in a form, the excel files can be opened automatically.But when the excel files opened from its default icon,it will prompt a password first. ...

Parsing data from one spreadsheet into another format
The data that we dump out of one machine comes in like below. %AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) InputRange VDC1to5 %AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) Custom_Range_Low 0.0 %AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) Custom_Range_Hi 0.0 %AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) MinScale 0.0 %AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) MaxScale 20.0 %AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) EngUnits mhos %AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) StepResponseTime 1.0 %AT_1300 Bottoms|Conductivity| (Water Out) DigFiltTimeCnst 0.016 And I need to convert this data to this f...

Using part of a cell in a chart title
I have a chart which should get a title. However, this should be partly be used from a cell e.g. "counted with 5%" 5% should be taken from the cell and used in the title. Is this possible? Hi, Yes it's possible but all of the chart title needs to be in the cell. So you may need to use a helper cell and concatenate text and value. http://www.andypope.info/tips/tip001.htm Cheers Andy -- Andy Pope, Microsoft MVP - Excel http://www.andypope.info "Nicole" <Nicole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5CB7A971-AA7F-4C34-BB42-7DC283AA2958@micro...

Excel 2007
When I select cells to copy as a picture in Excel 2007, the resolution is terrible. Text and objects with shadow's are very blotchy when pasting the picture. How do you change the resolution of a 'Copy Picture'? ...

Excel not Access
I have designed an Access database that holds records relating to my stores audit results going back for about 5 years plus a load more information relating to these stores. This was used to produe a pack once a month, however a change in senior management means that I have got to shelve this and prodce a similar pack in Excel. The idea would be that the user could select a month or a 12 mnth date range that would produce data that could then be used to populate a number of excel templates that have been designed. Having not used excel for years I would be grateful for any suggestion...

How to keep format when importing Excel into SQL.
Can anybody help me please? When I import Excel file into SQL, a field that formated as 0000000000 (custom), loosing leading zeros. I tried to change data type in SQL after importing. No luck. I appretiate any help. See if using IMEX=1 helps: http://pratchev.blogspot.com/2007/10/importing-excel-data-into-sql-server.html -- Plamen Ratchev http://www.SQLStudio.com Plamen, I tried this, but got an error: "The OLE DB provider "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0" has not been registered." Thank you very much for looking into this. "Plamen Ratchev" wr...

Using expression builder object
Hi, I'm developing a wizzard in Access which builds import templates for various data sources to a fixed set of tables. In step 3 the users must be able to build an expression ; for instance Left([Fieldx],20) . Now I would like to have a command button on my form which calls the Access expression builder to allow the users to use this to build the expression. This expression will then be stored in a text box linked to the templates table. Anybody know how to call and use this object from VBA code? -- Kind regards Noëlla DoCmd.RunCommand acCmdInvokeBuilder I th...

Auto-format in Microsoft Excel.
Each time i try to enter a number range, for example, 8- 10, in Excel, it constantly re-formats it to a date. If I change the formatting to "General" it turns it into a random number, usually 38209. I would like to turn off ALL auto-formatting, but that's probably asking too much. How do I disable this frustrating feature? thanks. Hi Paul When you enter "8-10" in a cell, that's not strictly a number but Excel thinks you mean a date so converts it as such. A date is a number and in your example the number 38209 represents August 10 2004 which is not a ra...

Radar chart in Access 2007 report
Can you add a Radar chart to an access 2207 report? ...

Opening Excel Workbooks
I'm running into an issue where if I click on an Excel file through My Documents, it doesn't automatically bring it up. I get the toolbar but the actual spreadsheet doesn't appear on the screen. I have to click on the taskbar to get it to pop up. If I already have Excel active and I open a file through Excel, this doesn't happen. Any ideas? Here is a similar thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=237195 Rolli -- Message posted from http://www.ExcelForum.com Hi, Take a look at Tools-Options-General tab- uncheck ignore other application...

How to change font size on formula bar in Excell 2007
I don't find Tools>Options>General (as suggested in other post answers) in Excel 2007. On the Office button there is an Excel Options but it doesn't provide a method of changing font size on the office but. My font is so small I can barely see it. Office button>ExcelOptions>Popular tab>in the "When creating new workbooks" section, choose font and font size -- Kind regards, Niek Otten Microsoft MVP - Excel "jimwillie" <jimwillie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:588AAC05-0F52-404E-AA01-128E70E02D0B@microso...

help with simple maths in excel
I want to do a simple arithmatic excercise in excel for my grand daughter. It is stuff like 2+2 =4 Smart me has hit a problem at the first hurdle... I need to put 2 in one cell the + in another cell and then 2 in another = in another and then she puts the answer in the next one. So the above would have 4 cells completed and she would put the answer in the 5th one. When I use the + or = sign in a cell of its own it (excel) thinks I am doing an equation, is there a way around this? I will work on the answer like if she gets it correct or wrong how I will do that...a sound or som...

Unexpected error message on closing an Excel file
Suddenly I am getting the following message when I try to close a workbook: "Your formula contains an invalid external reference to a worksheet. Verify that the path, workbook, and range name or cell reference are correct, and try again" The mysterious thing is that it does not happen consistently and that, after I click OK after the above message, I can still save the file. What might be the cause of this error message and can the "invalid reference" be tracked down using one of the utility add-ins such as J. Walkenbach's PUP? If it only happens when you close ...

Strange Access Denied Problem with Windows 7
I got a new computer about six months ago that came with Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit. Before that I had done all of my .NET development either on an XP Pro VM or my former XP Pro computer at home. Shortly after getting my new computer at home, I also got a license for VMWare to be able to test my software on multiple platforms and configurations. I had wrote an application originally in VB.NET that was a simple backup utility. It supports mutiple backup configurations. Any given copnfiguration would define a backup which would be a list of files to backup, a list of folders to ...

How do I use traffic lights in excel
I am wanting to use traffic lights in excel that change colour based on the result of a variance cell, ie if the result of the cell is 10 make the traffic light green, if it is 20 make the traffic light amber, if the result is 30 make the traffic light red. How do I do this? Shorty Format>Conditional Formatting>Cell Value is: Note: you can add up to 3 conditions(4 if you count default) Gord Dibben Excel MVP On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 16:35:03 -0800, Shorty <Shorty@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote: >I am wanting to use traffic lights in excel that change colour based on the &g...

How To Copy MS Word mailing labels into Excel
I have a word doc that I want to put into Excel. I want to add some more fields to the names and addresses. Is this simple or do I have to learn how to program? Michael Rodriguez City of Grand Prairie Michael, have you tried to copy and paste the data into excel? -- Paul B Always backup your data before trying something new Please post any response to the newsgroups so others can benefit from it Feedback on answers is always appreciated! Using Excel 2000 & 97 ** remove news from my email address to reply by email ** "Michael Rodriguez" <mrodrigu@gptx.org> wrote in messa...

Filter recordset using query results
Hi all I have a form based on a query called [qry Quarterly Planning], it lists all Itineraries on the system. On this form you can filter records by specifying a Start and End Date for the [ReviewDate] and/or [Specialist]. It is a subform on a main unbound form, lets call this Subform1. Along side this I have another subform (Subform2) which displays ReviewDates that exist against an Itinerary. In other words Subform1 has a start date of an activity and if the activity lasts longer than 1 day, then the additional dates are stored in Subform2 (ItineraryDates). Currently when I...

McAfee 8.5.0i on access scan slows down MS Dynamics CRM web client
Our organization's McAfee 8.50i slows down MS Dynamics CRM v4 - on premise web client considerabley when loading forms and data. Besides completely disabling McAfee, does anyone know how to configure McAfee (or configure CRM) to ignore CRM related form and data loads. When disabling the oncaccess scan, or when disabling the scriptcan - it improves lookups from 8-9 seconds to 4-5 seconds. However, the organizatin policy is to have these enabled. What to do? We have the same behavior, and went we reported to Microsoft says that no solution has, then we buy and install Microsoft Securi...

HELP! remote data not accessible msg
Hello, I have a use who is currently using a Bloomberg DDE add- in. Whenever he attempts to activate the add-in to retreive remote data, the system hangs. If I go to task manager, I then see a message stating "Remote data not accessible. To access this data Excel needs to open another program.... I have searched the knowledge base and didn't find much help. Does anyone have any ideas? I am desperate!!!! We are currently using Excel 2003 in XP Professional. TIA, Ramissah ...

Newbie Question: Using Web Services
Hello All. I've been trying to implement Infopath with CRM with no success. I've tried the example, http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnmbscrm1_2/html/mbs_crminfopathcrmintegration.asp, to no avail. I have followed the example to the letter, but find the information about publishing the Web Service to the server to be somewhat lacking. Admittedly, I am not a programmer, and I am continually running into an error in line 54: xmlDoc.LoadXml(objQuery.ExecuteQuery(objBizUser.WhoAmI(), strAllAccountsFetchXML)); Has anyone else ...

Excel Problem
I have a 23.8 meg excel 2000 spreadsheet set for manual calculation saved to my local hard drive. Every time I try to open it, it takes forver and sometimes never opens but I do not get any error messages, let me just tell you that I am running a P4, 1 GB memory, Office 2K with SP3, and nothing else running when I try to open it. As I said it is set for manual calculation, and it is cleared to not auto calculate when opening or closing. Any idea's as to why this is happening? -- Todd I don't know why you're having this problem but I would like to point something out for w...

[b]Can I download Excel data to a MS Access database?[/b]
I've built an Excel 2002 form that I want our internal customers to access from our intranet, and use. Once completed, they will send it to us as an e-mail attachment. I'd like to be able to open it, and somehow download the data from the form into an MS Access 2002 database I've built (so that we don't have to rekey it into the database). Is this possible or even feasible? Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks. :D --------- Message sent via www.excelforums.com Hi in Access check 'File - Import External data' -- Regards Frank Kabel Frankfurt, Germany "...