VBA - working with data videos | Excel VBA Part 58.1 - SQL for Excel Files - Basic Select Statements

Posted by Andrew Gould on 16 May 2021


The first video in our tutorial on writing SQL for Excel files with ADODB shows you how to write basic Select statements to retrieve data from a separate Excel file. You'll learn how to refer to worksheets, cell references and range names and how to deal with worksheets with no column headers. You'll also see how to write a Select list to pick a specific set of columns from the Excel source and how to rename source columns by using aliases in your query. The final part of the video discusses different ways to lay out a longer SQL query, including the controversial topic of where to put your commas!

This video has the following accompanying files:

File name Type Description
Basic Select Statements.xlsm Excel workbook with macros The query code
Movies.xlsx Excel workbook The source data

Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.

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