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Then finish by connecting Excel back to SQL and pull the data into a table (regular or pivot).
You can also consider using Powerpivot; it will allow joins between any database sources-including Excel used as flat databases. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).
Note that you might get a dialog box saying ' This data source contains no visible tables', followed by a ' Query Wizard - Choose Columns' dialog.
It is from this dialog that you want to click on the ' Options' button, then check the ' System Tables' checkbox to see the data that you want to query.
One is a master list that includes general demographic fields, and the other is a list that only includes name and id, and an address.
This list was pared down from the master list by another office. Additionally, I want the results to include other fields from the master worksheet alongside the address fields from the second worksheet.
You can use almost any type of join including LEFT OUTER JOIN (only RIGHT OUTER JOIN and FULL OUTER JOIN is not supported).
In both cases, you match on a unique row and it returns the value of the given column\row to the left\down from the found id.
If you only want to add a couple extra fields to the second list, then add the formulas to the second list.
I know how I could do this very easily with a database inner join, but I'm less clear on how to do this efficiently in Excel. Bonus points for showing how to do outer joins as well, and I would greatly prefer knowing how to do this without needing a macro. I'm using MS Office Professional Plus 2010 and don't see how to follow step 3 - do I leave the dialog in step 2 hanging?
There is no "choose your new connection" in my Connections dialog.