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MS Access - Take source for Access database based on cell value in excel

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ThrottleWorks, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. ThrottleWorks

    ThrottleWorks Excel Ninja


    I am using below code to import MS Access database in excel.
    This code is written in Excel file. I have only one table in Access database.

    Is it possible to give cell reference instead of full path in the code.
    I am trying to change below line but not able to do so.

    "OLEDB;Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0; Data Source=\\AA\AA\AA\AA\AA.accdb;Mode=ReadWrite", Destination:=Worksheets("DataBase").Range("A1")).QueryTable

    I am trying to replace ‘=\\AA\AA\AA\AA\AA.accdb’ with ‘MyDataSource’.
    Can anyone please help me in this.

    Code (vb):


        Dim MyDataSource As String
        MyDataSource = Worksheets("Sheet1").Range("B1")
        With ActiveSheet.ListObjects.Add(SourceType:=0, Source:= _
            "OLEDB;Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0; Data Source=\\AA\AA\AA\AA\AA.accdb;Mode=ReadWrite", Destination:=Worksheets("DataBase").Range("A1")).QueryTable
            .CommandType = xlCmdTable
            'Name your table below
           .CommandText = Array("MyDatabase")
            'Refresh on open?
           .RefreshOnFileOpen = False
            'Refresh rate (in minutes)
           .RefreshPeriod = 20
            .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
        End With
    End Sub
  2. vletm

    vletm Excel Ninja

    Cannot verify myself ... guessing ...
    Have You tried to next?
    Code (vb):

    ' original part
    Source:= "OLEDB;Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0; Data Source=\\AA\AA\AA\AA\AA.accdb;Mode=ReadWrite"
    ' modified part
    Source:= "OLEDB;Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0; Data Source" & MyDataSource & ";Mode=ReadWrite"

    and take care that the 1st character is = in Your 'MyDataSource'-variable.
    ThrottleWorks likes this.
  3. ThrottleWorks

    ThrottleWorks Excel Ninja

    Hi sir,

    Thanks for the help. Changed as advised by you. Have a nice day ahead.

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