Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Jun 2006 11:07 UTC, submitted by Jane Walker
Databases "You might be surprised to know that you can connect Excel to a database, and this isn't limited to databases running Microsoft's SQL. Excel can connect to practically any mainstream database (MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle and others), provided that the database offers an ODBC (Open DataBase Connectivity) driver. In this article, you'll learn how to connect MySQL to Excel."
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Well, duh...
by RenatoRam on Fri 9th Jun 2006 13:05 UTC
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people routinely use odbc connections from excel and access to whatever remote databases.
Most users simply use the data without even knowing it resides on an Oracle or AS400 machine, but... ODBC is not really news, is it?

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