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Excel as Your Database Paperback – January 31, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-1590597514 ISBN-10: 1590597516 Edition: 2007th

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Paul Cornell works at Microsoft on the documentation team for Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office system. He worked as an editor, writer, and columnist on the MSDN Office Developer Center and edited the Microsoft Office Visual Basic Language Reference. Cornell also founded the Power User Corner, on Microsoft Office Online, where he was a frequent contributor.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2007 edition (January 31, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590597516
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590597514
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,702,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Eric William on June 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
The author uses ACCESS in this book as the database - NOT Excel. Excel can be used as a database, but this author wimps out and uses Access instead. As an Excel developer, I can make databases in Excel (without Access). The title of this book implies that you CAN use Excel as a Database (and you can), but not with the info in this book.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By alex20850 on May 24, 2009
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This book is useful in some respects, such as filters, pivot tables and importing data from external databases. However, when it comes to designing relational databases, this one is so bad it is comical. They have no concept of when and how you use create a relational database.

The following are actual examples from the book:
On page 19, The following data tables are recommended with the number the code to use and the value following:

Cities
1-Portland
2-Salem
3-Spokane

State
1-Oregon
2-Washington

Dates
1-Feb 15
2-Feb 16
3-Feb 17
4-Feb 18

Air Quality
1-Moderate
2-Good

None of these should be using number codes.
Cities should be spelled out, State Abbreviations should be used for States, Actual Dates should be used for dates
Air Quality values should have been letters as abbreviations.

He actually recommends using data codes to refer to home addresses instead of the actual address. This is a great example of when NOT to use data codes. The book is a joke.
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Good book for learning and using excel as database. The author has tried to show how to use excel as database. For Excel Developer this book is good. I am Office & Engineering Software Developer and Engineering Assistant. I have been wanting such type of database related book for Excel Development for a long time. Thanks to Paul Cornell.
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