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How Do I Import Microsoft Access® Data into Excel® 2007 and 2010

April 17, 2013  |  Difficulty: Medium

import the data from a “*.mdb” file into the Excel®

Microsoft Access® is a database application that’s great for storing and organizing data into tables, and creating queries to generate specific reports. If you have a database stored in an Access® file and now want to import them into the Microsoft Excel® spreadsheet, there is a simple function that enables it. In the instructions below, seven simple steps are outlined detailing how to import the data from a “*.mdb” file into the Excel® 2007 or 2010 versions so you can work with them using Excel® functions.

Import Access® data into an Excel® worksheet:

  1. Open the Excel® application.
  2. Switch to the “Data” tab on the main ribbon.
  3. Click on the “Access Data” icon in the “Get External Data“ section.
  4. Locate the .mdb file on your hard drive and click on the “Open“ button.
  5. Select the table from the database you want to add to Excel® and double-click it.
  6. Select how you want to import the data in your workbook (typically, the “Table“ option is selected). Click on the “OK“ button.
  7. The data from the table are shown in the Excel® worksheet in the same order as the table.


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