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Import data from MS SQL database to Excel (VBA and VB6) | Free code

Here you can download free VBA code to import data from a MS SQL database to Excel by connecting to a SQL Server, open a database and run a SQL command against the database.

Excel is a powerful tool when it comes to performing calculations on data and therefore can Excel be used as a standalone report generator for other programs. In Excel, there is a wizard to import data from a SQL Server but it can often be easier to automate the import with VBA code if you want to create the same reports over and over again.

In this template with free code for importing data from a MS SQL database to Excel there is VBA code in a module that creates a new worksheet and imports data from a SQL database located on my computer. To be able to test this code, you must connect to an existing Microsoft SQL database or create a new Microsoft SQL database.

You can install Microsoft SQL Server Express on your computer and then connect to this SQL server with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express (which you also may have to install) to create a new database. In Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express, you can also attach an existing SQL databases on your computer to Microsoft SQL Server Express. In Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express, create a new database by right clicking on "Databases" and select "New database".

When you install Microsoft SQL Server Express on your computer a new instance with the default name of "SQLExpress" will be created and connections to this instance is normally done with Windows authentication. You can install multiple instances of Microsoft SQL Server Express on your computer by running the installer multiple times if you would like to have multiple instances of SQL Server on your PC with various properties / settings.
Updated: 01-01-2015 | Created by All-templates.biz

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