VBA - working with data videos | Excel VBA Part 31 - Modifying Data with ADO Recordsets

Posted by Andrew Gould on 01 April 2014

How to use VBA macros to amend records in SQL Server and Access tables

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Making a  video bigger

You can increase the size of your video to make it fill the screen like this:

View full screen

Play your video (the icons shown won't appear until you do), then click on the full screen icon which appears as shown at its bottom right-hand corner.


When you've finished viewing a video in full screen mode, just press the Esc key to return to normal view.

Improving the quality of a video

To improve the quality of a video, first click on the Settings icon:

Settings icon

Make sure you're playing your video so that the icons shown appear, then click on this gear icon at the bottom right-hand corner.


Choose to change the video quality:

Video quality

Click on Quality as shown to bring up the submenu.


The higher the number you choose, the better will be your video quality (but the slower the connection speed):

Connection speed

Don't choose the HD option unless you have a fast enough connection speed to support it!


Is your Wise Owl speaking too slowly (or too quickly)?  You can also use the Settings menu above to change your playback speed.

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15 Jan 19 at 20:50

Hi, I don't have SQL Server installed on my machine as I use MySQL instead. 

Most of the code works as-is (you have to get a MySQL-specific connection string first) except for the cursor type. I found that using "adOpenForwardOnly" doesn't work properly - only a few columns of data end up on the Excel sheet. So I switched the cursor to "adOpenDynamic" and things seem to work the way they should.

I don't have a huge database to work with so I don't notice any performance problems as of yet but will let you know if I run into any.

BTW, these videos are great! Thanks for making them!


16 Jan 19 at 07:11

Useful information, Bob, thanks for taking the time to send it!