VBA - working with data videos | Excel VBA Part 56.5 - Basic ADO Commands with SQL Server

Posted by Andrew Gould on 26 June 2019

This video shows you how to use ADO commands to modify data in a SQL Server database. You'll learn how to use the INSERT INTO, UPDATE and DELETE statements with an ADO command object to affect records.

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This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
01 Create Movies Database 2016.sql SQL query
02 Create List Actors Procedure.sql SQL query
ADO Basic Commands.xlsm Excel workbook with macros

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25 Oct 19 at 02:13

Hi Andy,

Firstly, these video tutorials are second to none! You and your team should be very proud!

What would be the best way to add bulk data from an Excel table via VBA to an SQL table. Would one need to loop over each cell and export to SQL using that method or is there a more effecient way like being able to export the entire table (or say a CSV file) in a more direct way?

Many thanks.






28 Oct 19 at 13:25

Thanks Michael!

For bulk inserts from Excel to SQL Server you might be better off trying one of the techniques shown here https://stackoverflow.com/questions/52897825/insert-into-statement-from-excel-to-sql-server-table-using-vba

Alternatively, SQL Server Integration Services is designed for exactly this sort of task!  We have a few videos on SSIS which you can see here https://www.wiseowl.co.uk/integration-services/videos/ssis-basics/

I hope that helps!