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Which App to use, Forms Question?

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by nastech, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. nastech

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    I am using Excel, and am wondering if I can use Access for the same thing as
    far as cells & equations go.

    I also have manually entered divider lines in my excel file, with
    corresponding empty lines for white space.

    Are there restrictions to manipulating data if there are such lines?
    Is the use of forms or reports? something that can overcome that.
    If I have to (if no options) Can I use Access Reports in Excel?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. schasteen

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    If needed to can link to the Excel sheet in Access and create a report.

    "nastech" wrote:

    > I am using Excel, and am wondering if I can use Access for the same thing as
    > far as cells & equations go.
    >
    > I also have manually entered divider lines in my excel file, with
    > corresponding empty lines for white space.
    >
    > Are there restrictions to manipulating data if there are such lines?
    > Is the use of forms or reports? something that can overcome that.
    > If I have to (if no options) Can I use Access Reports in Excel?
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
     
  4. John Vinson

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    On Wed, 16 Nov 2005 06:54:33 -0800, "nastech"
    <nastech@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I am using Excel, and am wondering if I can use Access for the same thing as
    >far as cells & equations go.


    No.

    Excel is a spreadsheet; Access is a relational database. They are VERY
    different, even though a table datasheet looks rather like a
    spreadsheet.

    >I also have manually entered divider lines in my excel file, with
    >corresponding empty lines for white space.


    That would NOT work in Access; in fact, tables are not used for
    printing or data presentation.

    >Are there restrictions to manipulating data if there are such lines?
    >Is the use of forms or reports? something that can overcome that.
    >If I have to (if no options) Can I use Access Reports in Excel?


    Data is stored in tables, *as data*; for printing you can use the
    rather powerful Access report generator to lay the data out on paper,
    with blank lines, page breaks, boxes, rectangles, a whole variety of
    tools.

    You can certainly use Access to link to an existing spreadsheet in
    order to use Access' report generator. However, don't expect it to
    work the same as Excel; the entire logic is different.


    John W. Vinson[MVP]
     
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