Access - Import an Excel table

October 2016


I have several tables in one Excel sheet. Can I import just one of them in my Access database?


Yes, if the cell ranges in Excel tables are named. Access will then offer a selective import options.
  • To name a cell range in Excel, first select the table. Then go through the menu INSERT / NAME / DEFINE ... In the dialog box, enter a name for your table. Click Add and then OK to confirm.
  • Remember to save the workbook and start the import from Access.

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