Great things about Excel databases
1.Flexibility and power
A modern version of Excel can handle a VERY LARGE amount of data. The limitations on size of Excel Database, that has been an issue in the past, is hardly an issue now.
Where you will see the advantage over other databases, is in the flexibility and power it offers.
2.Connecting to your data sources
After the database has been built, you will need to import your data. Connecting Excel databases to all forms of databases is easy. Your new database can connect to MS Access, MS SQL, Oracle and many many other datasources, no problem. Whether on your PC, on file servers, in the Cloud, or on enterprise-scale database servers.
The main reason for either originating or importing your database into Excel is this:
Once it is in Excel you have massive freedom to manipulate it in what ever way you want using VBA Macros and other power tools. No normal database is this flexible.
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.
3.Pivot tables, queries, charts and responsive dashboards
All the analytical power of Excel is now available to you. Try and match THAT in any other database.
The kinds of questions our customers ask about Excel Databases.
Not necessarily no… Excel is an excellent substitute for LOTS of databases, but not all.
If you have a truly massive amount of data for instance, then Excel probably isn’t the answer.
Yes. Data entry forms are easy to make in Excel