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Excel as a DBMS

Jun 15, 2010
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Over the years, I have seen many organizations use MS-Excel as a database. I have also been tempted and joined the ‘Cult of Excel’ from time to time.

This morning, I stumbled across this interesting article, regarding the use of MS-Excel within organizations.

I thought that the comment regarding getting IT to do anything which would take longer than 30 minutes was interesting; and possibly true.

It there really a problem with using MS-Excel as a DBMS? Not really, except that it becomes a silo. Do a Google search on ‘excel silo problems’ and there does appear to be a lot of chatter on this subject.

I vaguely remember a product that attempted to solve this issue by combining the MS-Excel spreadsheet silo’s together. I must see if I can find it again.

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I have been in the computer/IT industry for over 35 years. After spending half a life-time in highly proprietary database environments, I have succumbed to the WordPress Eco-system and I'm well down the chasm. I am specializing in AWS hosting, Wordpress CMS, Elegant Themes, in particular Divi and Extra themes.


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