Be nice to Excel

September 30th, 2005

Jim Minatel is, as always, right. No one should use Excel as a database! If you are one of those people who are really looking forward to having 1,048,576 rows by 16,384 columns (that’s a whopping 1,500% more rows and 6,300% more columns than Excel 2003 has!) in [tag]Excel 12[/tag] (when do they show us how to navigate through that?) then chances are you're abusing [tag]Excel[/tag] and need to use a database instead.

I guess [tag]Microsoft[/tag] are add this to Excel because people have asked for it but I really to wonder how many people actually need this and will actually find ti useful (or will it just encourage people to make crazy spreadsheets and then expect you to understand the significance of one particular number in a sea (17,179,869,183 to be exact) of other numbers? That would be one scary spreadsheet and I never want to see one!

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