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Subject: Re: Anyone home? EXCEL data extraction? Date: 4/28/2007 2:37 PM
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You clearly know what you're doing...

Maybe, maybe not. Let's just say I have some experience. Doesn't always mean I know what I'm doing. :)

using an export from SIPro of seven years of financial every one of the S&P 500 companies ... and you may see why I opted for that route rather than SQL access to their database

My SQL experience is limited. The collections of data I dealt with professionally were too large for SQL to be of much help.

However, the VFP engine allows a wide variety of access directly from EXCEL, from extraction of a field, row, or even an entire SI Pro database. However, I suspect joining of the databases via SQL in EXCEL would be counterproductive -- that's where SI Pro's screening capabilities would be best used. But I'm looking more for ad hoc extraction and reporting using the SI Pro data.

I already have that capability for data found on the Internet, though my add-in. I just wanted to extend that capability to the SI Pro databases.
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