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    smoothlarryhughes is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Import SQL query into Access table

    Is is possible to import a sql query into a table within access without using a linked table / ODBC connection? In excel you can create an ODBC connection and free form SQL query into the connection so you only pull in the data you need. I am trying to import from a corporate SQL server, but there is way too much data to import everything or link the table. I'd like to include some where clauses in the import using ODBC.

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    no, you link tables.
    you can import querys from other databases.
    link your table (in the query), run the query.

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    you need a connection as a minimum. You can do this within a query but assuming by sql query (all queries are sql) you mean sql server you will still need a connection string. Another method is to use a stored procedure or passthrough query to return a recordset. But all depends on what exactly you are trying to do.

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    Why don't you create a view in your corporate SQL server to limit the data as you need it then link/import that view into Access (both SQL tables and views can be linked/imported).

    Cheers,
    Vlad Cucinschi
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    smoothlarryhughes is offline Advanced Beginner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gicu View Post
    Why don't you create a view in your corporate SQL server to limit the data as you need it then link/import that view into Access (both SQL tables and views can be linked/imported).

    Cheers,
    I don't have access to create a new view within sql server. I just want to use a sql query to query the specified table with certain criteria and have that import into an access table automatically. I have read access to the table, but would like to automate the process instead of running the sql query, saving the data, and importing it into access.

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    Then create a pass-through query with your criteria and use a macro or VBA code to automate (run a delete query to empty your target Access table followed by an append query based on your pass-through to add the records).

    Cheers,
    Vlad Cucinschi
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