SQL Statements to Alter Table from Excel VBA to MySQL Database

Send any SQL statement for execution by a remote Database Server from your VBA program * DDL statements allow you to create and alter the schema from your program * Today we write a generic VBA function for adding a column to a table in the Database

This Blog post continues the current series dealing with building robust business applications with Excel VBA and MySQL Database.

If you have not read the previous posts about preparing MySQL Server and Excel for communications and connecting and sending SQL Select statements, read them first.

What are DDL and DML statements?

In the Databases...

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Developing Business Applications with Excel VBA and MySQL Server

Turn Excel into a powerful information systems development platform * Enjoy the power of a relational Database in your Excel VBA applications * Business applications like you never thought possible with Excel * Today we write SQL queries from Excel VBA to MySQL DB

Be prepared!

Last week, I guided you through setting up MySQL server and Excel so that they can communicate with one another.

If you don’t have a ready environment for Excel VBA to talk with MySQL server – complete this first and jump back afterwards.

As I want to focus on writing SQL queries from VBA, I will assume...

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Connecting Excel VBA to MySQL Database

Turn Excel into a powerful information systems development platform * Enjoy the power of a relational Database in your Excel VBA applications * Business applications like you never thought possible with Excel * Today we setup and prepare Excel VBA and MySQL Server

Do you dig what I am talking about?

In case you miss the outstanding promise of that title up here, you are about to discover a new world of capabilities and opportunities you have never imagined with Excel.

Most of the business application running our world’s economy (all organizations out there) – rely on a strong...

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Can Excel serve as a Database?

Excel offers large Worksheets. Data can be arranged and stored flexibly, searched and acted upon. Do we have a Database here? * Let’s sort out Excel as a Database.

What is a Database?

Simply speaking, a database is any structure in which data is to be arranged along with tools to store, manipulate and retrieve the data.

Several such pre-configured “data arrangements” are available as products, each developed in its time to solve data-related challenges. Let’s mention a couple.

Relational Database: In a relational database data is arranged in tables with relations...

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The Power of SQL Applied to Excel Tables for Fast Results

If you ever needed to query Excel tables (and who hasn’t) from your VBA programs that contained thousands of rows, or join multiple tables in the process – this is the Blog post you’ve been waiting for * Write complex SQL queries over Excel tables as if they were stored in a relational database

Do SQL and Excel go together?

YES!

SQL is the most popular Databases language. It is robust, proven and works with extremely large tables stored in any common relational Database software. If you want to learn more about Databases and SQL – read my last week’s Blog post...

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Understanding Relational Databases: The Basics

If you are in anyway related to software in the service of organizations – you MUST be familiar with Relational Databases * Let’s understand the basics of RDB: what, why, strengths and weaknesses

The Beginning

Relational Databases (RDB) drive nearly all of the information systems in the service of any organization today. Despite being a central and critical technology, it’s only 40 years old, 10 years younger than me.

It was Edgar Codd from IBM who first devised the RDB concept in the early 1970’s. Only in 1978 was the first commercial RDBMS (Relational Database...

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