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Yak Posting Veteran

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Posted - 12/11/2012 :  15:19:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A user has an excel document and there are 5 specific cells they need to populate. The data is in one of our SQL databases. Is it possible to create a new copy of that excel doc with those fields populated for each record? There are around 2000 records they don't want to manually populate each one.

I have never tried this before so not even sure if this possible or not.

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Posted - 12/14/2012 :  05:54:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you mean that insertion of table data into an excel file?

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Posted - 12/14/2012 :  06:00:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
you can write a disributed query based on OPENROWSET for updating those excel cells from SQL server.


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Posted - 12/15/2012 :  11:36:17  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can complete this task using Powershell - which lets you reference\instantiate the Excel doc - and also specifically focus on certain cells.
You can also connect to the SQL Server Instance - execute the query - and place in the cells above.
Check the Excel COM object and the New-Object ('Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server') to connect to the SQL Server Instance

Jack Vamvas

Edited by - jackv on 12/15/2012 11:39:21
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