VBA - working with data videos | How do I refer to a field name with a dot in an ADO SQL query?

Posted by Andrew Gould on 08 August 2021


This video explains what to do if your Excel column name contains a dot and you need to reference it in an SQL query using ADODB. As an added bonus you'll also learn how to deal with exclamation mark characters!

This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Dot in Field Name.xlsm Excel workbook with macros The VBA code
Movies.xlsx Excel workbook The source data

Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.

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