I have to address it to someone I suppose, Steve is as good as it gets.
I have had fun over the last 6 weeks with the Fortran Code from Germany, ForDBC. I purchased the SQL code to save a lot of data from esxperimental work to a SQL Server 2012 database.
The examples that come with the code are written for ACCESS and EXCEL. It has taken a while to revise them for SQL Server 2012, but it is not that difficult, more tedious dealing with the SQL Server error code issues.
The developer is responsive to questions and the code is pretty straightforward, albeit a little different to my quirky style.
If you are looking for this connection type, this works well.
I am sure Joerg will put up a SQL Example now that I have been pushing on this front. Hint Hint.