VBA - working with data videos | Excel VBA Part 56.3 - Read and Execute SQL Query Files

Posted by Andrew Gould on 24 June 2019

In this video you'll learn how to open an SQL Query file, read its contents and use the result to populate an ADO recordset. You'll learn how to use file picker and folder picker dialog boxes to allow the user to pick which queries to run. You'll also learn a little about the Scripting Runtime object library and how to work with FileSystemObjects and TextStreams.

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This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
01_Oscar_Winners.sql SQL query
02_Long_Films.sql SQL query
03_Actor_Roles.sql SQL query
Create Movies Database 2016.sql SQL query
MyQuery.sql SQL query
Read and Execute SQL Query Files.xlsm Excel workbook with macros

Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.

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Settings icon

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Video quality

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Connection speed

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