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Subject: Re: SI Pro's Value? Date: 12/26/2005 5:27 PM
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FreudSon: I'm wondering how you went about exporting your data into Excel. I've read about one tool XLQ (http://www.qmatix.com/XLQ.htm) that will presumable automate this, but I was just wondering if there is an easier (and easily explained) way to do this. I love using Excel, but haven't really gotten into writing macros. So how do you point the spreadsheet back to SI Pro data?

You've already gotten the answer ... that is that you don't point the spreadsheet back to SI Pro data, but rather direct the SI Pro data, from within SI Pro, to Excel. That's why it's called exporting data ...

There's little need to write macros for this (nor, in my opinion, for very much at all) ... Excel has remarkable capabilities within its functions.

Which takes me to the next level: once I'd exported the SI Pro data, I made use of Excel's database functions (DGET, DAVERAGE in particular) to do a lot of the analyses that I alluded to. Those are very powerful functions, well worth doing some research to learn. I recommend Excel's Help pages for the purpose, though there are a few books that will touch on it too.

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