The main usage for SQL*XL is to provide an easy to use
interface between Excel and the database. Combining the power of
both Excel and databases it is suitable for use in many situations.
It predominantly adds flexibility to how data is retrieved and
changed. Below are a few examples on how SQL*XL is used.
- SQL*XL is used to run ad-hoc queries against their
databases directly from Excel. SQL*XL is great for ad-hoc analysis,
to make dashboards, cockpits, etc.
- SQL*XL is used to easily input data into the database where
the data is taken directly from the spreadsheet. No messing with
input files. No access to the server required. End-users can help
- SQL*XL is used by end-users who don't know SQL to simply
execute SQL files prepared for them. With the addition of
parameters these SQL files can give great power to the end
- It is used by Software Testers to take snapshots of the
database to see what changes are made by the software they
- It is used by Software developers to perpare their test data
and to perform data analysis. No worries anymore about formatting
the data. Data is easially copied between databases.
- SQL*XL is used by DBAs to get database system and performance
information. This way they can keep records of database
performance over time.
- Custom sulutions can be made to provide templates to end-users
or a point and click interface. Developers can easially record the
macros in which they incorporate SQL*XL actions providing their
own front-ends, dialogs, buttons, etc.