Re: [BCAB] DATABASE APPLICATION Graham Page 28 Sep 2011 13:52 BST

Creating a relational database with a number of linked tables in excel could
be possible but it is likely to be rather tricky.  You would need to use a
workbook and refer to data in different worksheets within that workbook.

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On Behalf Of Alan Philpott
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Absolutely; glad you agree.

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[mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk]On Behalf Of Richard
Godfrey-McKay
Sent: 28 September 2011 10:59
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Subject: Re: [BCAB] DATABASE APPLICATION

Steve, I've always found that Excel has met my needs in this respect.
Admittedly it was usually client databases, but I was surprised at how much
you could do which I hadn't realised.

Richard

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On Behalf Of Steve Bingham
Sent: 28 September 2011 10:47
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Subject: [BCAB] DATABASE APPLICATION

Hi

Does anybody know of a reasonably accessible alternative to Microsoft
Access.

I have a fairly substantial database at present running on a very old
version of dBase III in an DOS window on a Windows XP computer. It has
survived several computer upgrades but has now reached the end of the line
because our new computers are all 64-bit machines and, of course, the old
dBase III will not run on them.

The database consists of three main tables each with multiple indexes and a
number of subtables.

I have spent some time contemplating switching to Microsoft Access but I
have find that it is too formal and not really accessible enough. I could
use it but not very happily.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Steve Bingham

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