IF you are using IBM Client Access there are MANY options available. IF
you install Client Access after Excel has been installed, CA will install
a button into Excel to retrieve data. Otherwise you have to do it
manually....still not that difficult.

Create an ODBC connection to the iSeries server and library for your data
Open an Excel spreadsheet.
Go to Data, Get External Data, New Database Query
A window, Choose Data Source, pops up. Select your ODBC connection
...the rest is pretty intuitive.

Have fun.

You can also run reports from Microsoft Access. You LINK your data files
to the files on the iSeries server. Create your queries and reports
pretty much vanilla Access and you have reports.

Norman K. Boyd
MIS Administrator
Showa Aluminum Corp. of America

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"BPCS ERP System" <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
07/29/2009 05:41 PM
Re: [BPCS-L] Connecting Excel to BPCS

We use sql all the time an there is an iseries transfer option in excel
that will transfer data between excel an the iseries
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Aaron Brown" <Aaron.Brown@xxxxxxxxxx>

Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 09:28:27
To: <bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [BPCS-L] Connecting Excel to BPCS

What is the best way to retrieve data from BPCS? I am completely new to
BPCS, and we have version 5.5. Can you connect via Excel, or do you
need other addins and/or SQL to get at the data? Any information would
be appreciated!

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Aaron Brown

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