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In Excel 2007 I want to be able to link to data in Access 2010.

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In Excel 2007 I want to be able to link to data in Access 2010. I have Windows 7 64-bit.

When I try to set up the link in Excel I get an error that accdb is an unrecognised format.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  John D replied 4 years ago.

In Excel click the Data tab, then click the "From Access" button in the Get External Data group. then navigate to the access file and select it

Hope this helps.

Thank you for remembering to rate the answer

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Sorry - I should have said that when I use that simple method, not all the tables and queries in my Access database are listed. So I cannot link to the query I need.


So I realised I could use the MS Query button on the same tab. It was at this stage that I got the 'unrecognizable database format' error. Searching the forums on the web, it seems to be a particular problem that the .accdb is not recognized by Office 2007 or 2010.


So I need your help to either:

a) see the full list of my database queries and tables or


b) be able to set up the ODBC drivers to enable Excel 2007 recognize the .addbc format as a valid data source


Thank you.



Expert:  John D replied 4 years ago.
I see. I am opting out as I cannot think of another solution
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

OK. So do I have to pay for this? I could have got this from a basic user guide even if I hadn't known it myself.

Expert:  John D replied 4 years ago.
No I did not got paid anything at all for this question