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Link to Excel database

by wmike95 / November 27, 2004 2:48 AM PST

Hello,

I am trying to link a data base to a file name.
I really only require a sort of "search" function to go and select the file name from a data base.
What software does this?

I have set up a relationship between 2 industrial printers and the messages they will print, using a single file name.
When a group print is required, I can call up the file name
I would now like to be able to type in this file name and have the stored messages be sent to each printer.
I located the file where the link is recorded.
All that is now missing is the link from the data base to the file name to be entered.

Thanks
Mike

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Re: Link to Excel database
by Kees Bakker / November 27, 2004 6:36 AM PST
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Sorry, But I completely fail to understand what you want, and I'm afraid the same goes for the regular visitors here. Can you try to explain more fully?

Kees

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1. Excel is not a database
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2004 7:18 AM PST
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2. I can't grasp what it is you are attempting to do either.

But Excel is a spreadsheet that we can do many things with. But a database is something else.

Bob

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Re: 1. Excel is not a database
by wmike95 / November 27, 2004 11:03 AM PST

Sorry for not being clear on this one!

My question is...
How can I set up a search field (using whatever program) to find a code entered from a list.
For example...
I need to search for code 809886
I open a search box and enter the code 809886
The search function then filters through a list of random codes previously created, finds this code and displays it from that list.
I was reading about visual basic functions in Microsoft Office. I am unclear how to set it all up.

Again sorry for the confusion and thanks for the response.

Mike

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Re: 1. Excel is not a database
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 27, 2004 11:31 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) How about using Excel's vlookup-function?
by Kees Bakker / November 27, 2004 7:11 PM PST
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