SQL in Excel
Using SQL in Excel combines the power of
Excel and databases. Through SQL (Simple Query Language) you
interact with databases directly from within Excel. Excel
is a powerful spreadsheet application developed by Microsoft. The SQL*XL
software combines the powerful SQL language to interact with
large volumes of database data and makes that usable directly
inside Excel. Excel is a great environment for doing analysis.
Using SQL, large amounts of data in tables
can be combined quickly and easily. SQL is not limited to data
retrieval and can also be used to define and manipulate data and
database objects. SQL*XL allows the following usage of databases in
Excel. SQL can be run directly from Excel and the results flow
directly into the spreadsheet. Excel data in turn can be posted into
the database. The SQL insert statements needed are a little tedious
to write. Instead SQL*XL offers a bulk insert feature where data is
taken directly from the spreadsheet into the database, without
programming a line of SQL code. If a new table is needed to receive
the data, SQL*XL can create that too.
A final way in which SQL*XL allows you to use SQL in Excel is through formulas. You can bind
a cell or a range of cells to a query output. Extending
that the results of functions whether or not in packages can be
shown in a cell.
When database data
is retrieved in Excel it is easily analysed or combined/transformed. Excel formulas
can work on the data for example or graphs can be based
on the data.
To use SQL in Excel the SQL*XL
software offers a convenient implementation. SQL*XL has been developed over 10 years ago and it supports
nearly all Office versions and database versions. It can work through ODBC, OLEDB, OO4O,
Jet,... and you can connect to almost any database or file for
which there is a driver available.
Download SQL*XL now!