There are (too) many pointers to connect a read/write database to excel, effectively using excel as a front end to some documents in a database.

see for example

There are some plug-ins for connecting to non microsoft databases, see


Of course this is for SQL only, but there are solutions for the sharepoint server based on a REST API.

-- Remi

On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 9:16 AM, Anton Kolev <> wrote:
Hi again Remi,

First sorry, I just had not seen new thread in my previous note.


>   Now, is there a way to connect the other way around, where excel can
> be used to edit and save data in the eXist database ? (it is possible
> with other databases)

This is slightly off topic for the list, but I am very interested -
which is the method for editing data "with other databases" from excel?


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