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Chapter 1. Welcome to Databases > Why Not Just Use Excel?

Why Not Just Use Excel?

Many people learn to use spreadsheets at the very start of their computer experience. Of course, Microsoft Excel is the premiere spreadsheet today, offering fabulous flexibility and ease of use. So, why not just keep all your data in Excel? The spreadsheet in Figure 1.1 shows just a few of the problems that crop up when you try to use a spreadsheet like a database.

Figure 1.1. Data stored in an Excel spreadsheet.



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