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    Question Unanswered: .MDF with MIcrosoft Excel.........

    Is there a way to get external data in excel from a backup of a mdf off of the SQL Server???????

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    Sure. Restore the backup to an instance of SQL Server, then get the data from that instance.

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    So that means

    I have to load it into a microsoft server, meaning I can't take it off a backup (not needing the server at all).

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    That's right. But do not dispair if you do not have sql server there are a couple free or cheap options.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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