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    nkpriya is offline Novice
    Windows XP Access 2007
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    Apr 2011

    MS Access and MS Excel Data conenction

    I have access 2007 database on my system in c: drive. I am doing some queries in this access db and then from MS Excel - I am using data connections - from microsoft query - I am trying to export ms access query data to excel. So, when I go and refresh it, it has to sync data with MS Access.

    It is working fine on my PC. I created workgroups on this db too. When I try to send this excel sheet to users, when they try to login, it is looking for database with the path on my system and then returning error. Here is the error:

    C:\testdb\db.mdb is not a valid path. Make sure that the path name is spelled correctly and that you are conencted to the server on which the file resides.


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    apr pillai is offline Competent Performer
    Windows 7 64bit Access 2007
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    May 2010
    Alappuzha, India

    MS Access and MS Excel Data conenction

    1. Install the database on the common location for the Users on the Network Drive.
    2. Create the MSQuery Link to Excel from Access database from this location using UNC type Server location address like \\ServerName\FolderName\db.mdb rather than c:\testdb\db.mdb.
    3. Make sure that the Workgroup Information File (.mdw) installed on this common location and ask the User's to Join this workgroup from their PC by running the Workgroup Administrator.
    4. Now, send the Worksheets to the Users.

    Ref.: MS-Access Live Data in Excel

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