VBA - working with data videos | Excel VBA Part 56.6 - ADO Commands and Parameters

Posted by Andrew Gould on 26 June 2019


Learn how to add parameters to an SQL query using ADO and allow users to enter search criteria. This video teaches you how to parameterise a query string and how to pass values to the parameter list using the Array function. You'll also learn how to create ADO parameter objects to make it easy to reuse a parameter multiple times in the same procedure.

This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
01 Create Movies Database 2016.sql SQL query
ADO Commands and Parameters.xlsm Excel workbook with macros

Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.

There are no exercises for this video.

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