SQL Query with Excel

This month's task looks at using the SQL Query action in a unique way. Using the Microsoft JET database provider, AutoMate can access an Excel spreadsheet like a standard database. This makes gathering and collecting data from a spreadsheet more efficient then opening Microsoft Excel and manipulating the spreadsheet manually.

This ZIP file contains two sample tasks and a sample Excel spreadsheet. For best results, place the Excel spreadsheet on the root C:\ drive. Or, if you are feeling savvy, open the sample task in the Task Builder and modify the SQL Query step to point to the Excel spreadsheet of your choice.

Enjoy!

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