The Excel Database

An Excel database can now do many of the things that databases excel at.

It is a difficult decision whether to go down the off-the-shelf database or the Excel database route.

In Excel 2010 – 2016, the maximum worksheet size is 1048576 rows by 16384 columns. For a full list of Excel’s specifications and limits click here.

Andy has more than 20 years’ experience of designing both small and large databases. This includes all the normalisation, optimisation and performance tuning methods (indexing, query performance etc).

He is also very experienced in connecting an Excel database to all forms of databases. MS Access, MS SQL, Oracle etc. Whether on your PC, on file servers, in the Cloud, or on enterprise-scale database servers. Reading and writing information in Excel front-end applications.

What is a database?

A database is an organized collection of data.[1] It is the collection of schemas, tables, queries, reports, views and other objects. The data are typically organized to model aspects of reality in a way that supports processes requiring information, such as modelling the availability of rooms in hotels in a way that supports finding a hotel with vacancies. – source: wikipedia

The prime reason for either originating or importing your database into Excel is this. Once it is in Excel you have carte-blanche to work with it. With off-the-shelf software you are stuck with only the control and options that you are given. With Excel you have every possible tool to help you get what you want and what you need quickly and efficiently. Whether it is a record, a report, a chart, a graph, a pivot table or whatever all your options are open.

Whether your database needs to import data or export data. Excel’s connectivity with all options available enables an exact tailored solution. The client dictates to the software. Therefore the client can impose the restrictions with 100% control of their own data not the other way around.

An Excel database is your database!