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Chapter 4. Importing Data: An Overview > Getting External Data into the Workboo...

Getting External Data into the Workbook

“Sorry. If you do that, you'll void the product warranty.” That's what I was told by a software vendor when I asked him about pointing a query at the overpriced application he'd sold one of my clients.

No software publisher can possibly anticipate all the reasons that a customer might want his product. And that means that publishers can't possibly provide for all the ways that customers might want to view data. So, you'd think that a well-behaved publisher would offer an efficient means for users to get data out of one application and into another.


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