Excel use ADODB connect, also need to research ADODB.command as can be more efficient for single results. 

Note: VBA - Tools -> References to enable ADO library if necessary

    Sub SQLDATA()
     '   Requires  reference to Microsoft Active X Data object 2.x (Tools > References)
    Dim cn As New ADODB.connection
    Dim cmd As String
    Dim rs As New ADODB.Recordset
    Dim Proposalid As Variant
    Dim Portfolio As String
    Dim PasteABC As String
    ServerName = "IM-PROJECT-MGR"
    DbName = "MyFRST"
    UserID = "SA"
    Password = "password"
    Const stADO As String = "Provider=SQLOLEDB.1;Integrated Security=SSPI;" & _
    "Persist Security Info=False;" & _
    "Initial Catalog=MyFRST;" & _
    "Data Source=IM-PROJECT-MGR"
      ' DS - can be updated to environment - this currently points to my local DB
    cn.Open stADO
    Do Until IsEmpty(ActiveCell.Value)
        Proposalid = ActiveCell
        ActiveCell.Offset(0, 5).Select
        Portfolio = ActiveCell
        ActiveCell.Offset(0, 5).Select
        PasteABC = ActiveCell.Address
        cmd = "exec sp_getRecomendationGrade " & Proposalid & ",'" & Portfolio & "'"
        rs.Open cmd, cn
        If Not rs.EOF Then
         PasteABC = rs.Fields(0)
        End If
        ActiveCell.Offset(1, -10).Select
        Set rs = Nothing
    Set rs = Nothing
    Set cn = Nothing
End Sub


Phantom / Invisible breakpoints in MS Access 2003

A known issue..:

All you have to do is to enter a blank line anywhere in your code (simply so
that you can use the Compile command), Clear All Breakpoints, Compile and
then save. This will get rid of the invisible breakpoints.


 VBScript *.vbs working with fso

option explicit

Dim fso, folder, file
Dim sCurPath, sExtension
Dim sNewPrefix
Dim sNewName

' Where are we
sCurPath = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject").GetAbsolutePathName(".")

' Confirm path & get prefix
sNewPrefix = InputBox("Enter prefix to add to ALL .tif files in this folder")

if sNewPrefix <> "" then	' Manjula has entered a file prefix so proceed

    set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    set folder = fso.GetFolder(sCurPath)
    For Each file In folder.Files

	' get the file extension
	sExtension = fso.GetExtensionName(file.Name)

        ' Just .tif files for now
	if ucase(sExtension) = "TIF" then

	    ' remove the extension
	    sNewName = Replace(file.Name, "." & sExtension, "")

	    ' new name is user prefix + 1st three chars + orig extension
	    sNewName = sNewPrefix & left(sNewName,3) & "." & sExtension
	    ' Do the rename
            fso.MoveFile file.Name, sNewName
	end if

    Set file = Nothing
    Set folder = Nothing
    Set fso = Nothing

end if