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Author: whafa Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 19968  
Subject: Re: Another day, another set back. Date: 8/19/2013 11:06 AM
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I was thinking the same thing. Excel is OK for faking an RDBMS up to a point, but it has a lot of potentially bad behavior ... behavior that is very handy in some non-relational problems, but is bad behavior from a relational point of view. It could be you would actually be better off in Access.

Excel is fundamentally a glorified calculator. A powerful one, for sure, but a calculator. Using it for complex data management is asking for trouble. A lot of people don't understand the basics of RDBMS and so stick to Excel because it is what they know.
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