Excel to SQL
One of the things that I see IT software development people struggle with is SQL to Excel integration.
SQL to Excel integration unfortunately has been made unnecessarily cumbersome because of the rather primitive awkward way Microsoft has chosen to implement SQL to Excel communication.
That's why I created a way to solve SQL to Excel integration once and for all. It doesn't have to be hard. It doesn't have to take a long time to develop software/spreadsheets which integrates SQL to Excel.
And in fact, Excel is the PERFECT platform for integrating SQL to Excel database access. Excel is PERFECT for rapid application development (RAD).
The right out-of-the-box though, SQL to Excel integration is painful in Excel. Not only that, but the way SQL to Excel was implemented, it created tremendous opportunity for the data to be structured wrong, or at minimum, misinterpreted.
Let me give you one specific example.
I called this example "data drift." What do I mean by "data drift?"
It's when you have a SQL table and it's imported into Excel. The data into Excel spreadsheet is static, imported only one time during an Excel session. However, the data in the SQL table continues to be updated by different user departments in the company.
In essence, the SQL to Excel "data drifts" more and from the corporate database on the server. This is where Microsoft's way of integrating SQL to Excel functionality falls far short.
As you can imagine, this can cause tremendous problems with departments and users. And it's one of the main reasons, SQL to Excel integration projects are so frustrating. I though there had to be a better way of implementing SQL to Excel integration.
My new SQL to Excel tool set I developed, solves that problem once and for all. Because now the data can be refreshed either through seamless and transparent SQL to Excel, or Excel to SQL integrations at key checkpoints and function points in the spreadsheet.
The best part, is that SQL to Excel integration is ALL transparent to the user. While there is updating going on in the background/behind the scenes, the user is unaware of the SQL to Excel communication going on.
Once my way of SQL to Excel has been implemented, the problem of data drift literally disappears. Because it looks like to the user they are really doing SQL to Excel importing and later updating the SQL database IN REAL-TIME.
SQL to Excel, or Excel to SQL doesn't have to be hard to develop either. In fact with my tools, if you're a software developer, I've made SQL to Excel a snap. In less than a few minutes from now, you can be impressing your boss or the users with what you can do with Excel. You'll be able to make Excel do backflips, things you, as a software developer always wanted it to do.
Using my SQL to Excel toolset, rapid application development (RAD) is a reality inside Excel. I urge you to check out my website at http://www.sql-excel.com.
Once you do, you'll never go back to the slow, error prone, painful way of implementing SQL to Excel integrations in the future. SQL to Excel integrations from here forward will actually be fun and make your users extremely happy and confident in the data.
Check it out at: http://www.sql-excel.com
Excel to SQL