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Article ID: 170290

Article Last Modified on 5/21/2001


  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Query 2000

This article was previously published under Q170290


When you run a parameter query, one of the following error messages appears.

In Microsoft Query

Numeric value out of range

Returning Data to Microsoft Excel

[Microsoft] [ODBC SQL Server Driver]Numeric Value out of range

In both cases, no data is returned.


In Microsoft Query

This problem occurs when you do the following:

  • You run a query against a SQL server. -and-

  • The fields in the query use any of the following data types:



  • The value you enter for the parameter is greater than 32,767 or less than -32,768.

In Microsoft Excel

This problem occurs when you do the following:

  • You return data from a SQL server and you use multiple parameter queries. -and-

  • The parameters are fields of different data types.


If the field type is integer (numeric), limit data to only integer values between -32,768 and 32,767. For more information about field types, see the table in the "More Information" section in this article.

If you use multiple parameters and return data to Microsoft Excel, change the order of the parameter queries. Place the parameter that refers to a numeric field first.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.


Data types are limited in the values they can store. The data type, storage size, and range limit for each type are listed in the following table.

   Data type   Storage size   Range limit

   Numeric       2 bytes      -32,768 through 32,767

   Currency      8 bytes      -922,337,203,685,477.5808

                              through 922,337,203,685,477.5807

   Decimal      14 bytes      +/-79,228,162,514,,264,337,593,950,335

                              through +/-7.9228162514264337593543950335

For more information about parameter queries, click the Index tab in Help, type the following text


and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Create a query that prompts for criteria" topic.

Additional query words: XL97 msquery prompt

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