Driving a SQL Connection from an Excel range
The relational connection used by Tables and other objects can be driven from a range.
To do this, when creating the connection:
- Type a valid connection string into an Excel cell, for example:
Provider=SQLOLEDB;Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=AdventureWorksDW;Trusted_Connection=Yes
- Select the Custom OLEDB Connection option from the connection type dropdown:
- Click the Select Range button
- Select the cell you typed the connection string into in step 1