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When is it better to use MS Access instead of Excel?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by PP3321, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. PP3321

    PP3321 Active Member

    Dear Chandoo community,

    I want to ask your opinions or experience of switching to Access from Excel.
    I want to know what was the main reason for switch.

    Here is my situation:

    1)Every day I have been adding 100 rows of data to excels manually
    2)Now the worksheet contains 10,000 rows.
    3)For duplicated values, I have Conditional Formating
    4)I cannot enter values that are available in another worksheet.
    There is vlookup to check

    I am beginning to think I should start using Access as it seems to be less prone to error...

    *I saw this post to understand advantage and disadvantge of Excel

    Thanking you in advance...
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  2. Chihiro

    Chihiro Excel Ninja

    Excel's advantage is in it's portability, flexibility and it's data analysis/visualization capability.

    Access is far superior for...
    1. Managing relational data
    2. Multi-User data entry
    3. Managing data integrity (as opposed to flexibility)
    4. Data loss prevention

    Personally, I'd use Access for data entry/storage. Then Excel to report/analyze the data.
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  3. Marc L

    Marc L Excel Ninja

    Hi !

    « When is it better to use MS Access instead of Excel? »
    In 2 words when hearing database and multi-users
  4. PP3321

    PP3321 Active Member

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