Excel as a front-end to write-back data
 to SQL Server

SQL Spreads is an Excel Add-In to let your end-users Update, Insert and Delete data in SQL Server themselves.

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Why SQL Spreads?

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Manage SQL Server
data using Excel

Use the well-known data tool everyone loves to also manage your data in SQL Server.

Get started in
5 minutes

Quickly setup which tables and columns to use with the inuitive SQL Spreads Designer.

No coding

Read and write data between Excel and SQL Server without having to write any SQL or VBA code.



A simple and robust method for entering data into a SQL Server database, using the familiarity of Excel. Full data integrity checking and ability to execute procedures etc. No more complex SSIS package building.

Simon Hutchings

Financial Data Analyst



SQL Spreads has saved us hundreds of hours. We have used it to put in place data integrity controls and perform mass master data updates. I highly recommend this tool for any business with an SQL Server database.

David Carlson

Chief Financial Officer



It’s a fantastic product for non-SQL people. For people experienced with SQL, it is a major time-saving tool that combines the best of SQL and Excel. I would recommend SQL Spreads to any company that uses Microsoft SQL Server

Kevin P. Barnett

Data Analyst



Lightning solution to get data in and managed effectively without a whole load of development time.

Phil C.

Data Architect

How it works

1. Connect to
SQL Server

Easily install the Excel Add-In and connect Excel to your SQL Server. Quickly load your database tables into Excel, start editing your data and write-back changes to SQL Server.

2. Setup Excel as
a Front-end

Exactly control how your data in the database tables are updated from within Excel. Hide or show columns, make columns read-only, or lookup keys values in related tables.

3. Securely Invite

With SQL Spreads relying on SQL Server and Windows Security, it is secure to invite your team. SQL Spreads does not store any of your data outside of your network.

Maximize efficiency:Key Benefits of using Excel for SQL Server Data Updates

Update your SQL
Server data using Excel

Easily use Excel to Update, Insert and Delete data in SQL Server directly from within Excel. Create solutions for end-users where they take ownership and update the centralized data in SQL Server by themselves.


Ensure data quality

Automatically validate all entries against the data types in SQL Server. Work with related tables using drop-down lists and show descriptive texts instead of keys. Track changes and avoid conflicts when working together.


Easy to setup, easy to maintain

Get up and running within 5 minutes with no need for coding. Easily maintain your solutions in-house when the requirements change down the line. Easily collaborate and delegate the responsibility to the data owners.


Secure solution

SQL Spreads relies on Windows and SQL Server security to protect access to your data. All your data is stored within your organisation’s own network on the databases that you control yourself.

SQL Spreads Comparisons

Power BI + SQL Spreads

Power BI shines in data visualization and business intelligence, enabling users to create interactive reports and dashboards.

SQL Spreads complements Power BI perfectly and facilitates the maintenance of manually added data, such as financial forecasts, sales forecasts, and product categories. It empowers data owners to update and manage their data, ensuring enhanced accuracy in Power BI reporting.

SQL Spreads vs.

Management Studio

SQL Server Management Studio may be complicated and difficult to navigate for business users not well-versed in SQL Server.

SQL Spreads uses the familiar Excel interface, enabling business users who are proficient in Excel to comfortably access and interact with SQL Server data.

SQL Spreads vs.

Custom Web Applications

Creating a Web Application to modify data in SQL Server provides versatility but may require significant time to develop and can be challenging to maintain.

SQL Spreads offers a quicker and more straightforward setup, enabling the in-house creation and maintenance of solutions without the need for coding.

SQL Spreads vs.

Power Apps

Power Apps is a flexible platform for developing a variety of application interfaces. It offers an easy start but can quickly become complex.

SQL Spreads is a user-friendly data management tool that leverages the familiar Excel interface, making it ideal for quickly and easily creating solutions to update data in SQL Server.

SQL Spreads vs.

Power Query

Power Query is an ETL tool designed for fetching data from various sources, processing it, and loading it into one or more destination systems. It supports exporting data to SQL Server, but requires scripting and coding.

SQL Spreads introduces an intuitive Excel interface to easily update SQL Server data directly from Excel without any coding.

Best Features for easily updating data in SQL Server using Excel


Excel to SQL Server Write-back

Excel users can swiftly update and Write-back data to SQL Server, enhancing productivity and data management.


Industry Standard Security

SQL Spreads leverages SQL Server and Windows Security. All data remains within your networks, servers, and databases.


Key lookups for data integrity

Text lookups for key values enable easy, integrity-focused relational data management for end-users.


Track all changes

Keep track of changes in the database and see who changed a row, and when 
the change was done.



Distinct Designer and Editor roles enables non-technical end-users to securely update SQL Server data using Excel.


Easy Deployment

Support for packaged deployments and the ability to include the license with the installation enable seamless installation.

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Frequently asked questions

How is our data stored?

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All data is stored on your machines and in your databases. We don’t handle any of your data. SQL Spreads does not store any data outside of your local network.

How is security handled?

plus minus

SQL Spreads relies on SQL Server and Windows security and does not have its own mechanism to handle security to connect to the database.

Do I need coding knowledge to use SQL Spreads?

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SQL Spreads does not require any coding to create data management solutions. For creating more advanced filters, you can use basic SQL queries.

Do I need a licence for each user?

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Yes, all users that will create SQL Spreads documents or work with SQL Server data in documents created by other users need to have the SQL Spreads Excel Add-In installed with a valid license or subscription.

What is the difference between a Designer and Data Editor?

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A Document Designer is the user who creates SQL Spreads documents, connects them to SQL Server and decides which columns and rows should be updatable using the document.

A Data Editor is the end user who uses the documents created by a designer to update the data in SQL Server. A Data Editor does not need any technical skills or knowledge about the database, only basic Excel knowledge is required.

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SQL Spreads Release 7.4.1

Latest Release

2024 March 29
  • Tree Filters are now shown per Excel sheet and a change in a Tree Filter will only reload the tables that are affected by the filter.
  • Improved arranging of columns in the SQL Spreads Designer and added a possibility to move columns to the beginning or end of the table.
  • Upgraded to a new safer encryption algorithm.
  • Improved database connection to allow larger timeouts than 100 seconds.
  • Improved usage of decimal data type with better handling of precision and scale.
  • Fix issue to show time out message if Azure SQL Serverless is warming up.
  • Fixed issue when sorting in Pivoted view.
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