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I've been asked to create a simple form that would allow office staff to look up specific construction projects to see which managers, inspectors and engineers are assigned to each.  There are about 200 project sites.  My first thought was to create a MS Access database with various tables that could be used for reverse searches if they wanted to pull up using various searches (by person, area, etc...)  

Then I discovered the MS Office 2007 package my employer has loaded on our machines doesn't include Access, only Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

I could probably get them to pay for one license for me - but that wouldn't help unless I could convert to something everyone could access and use.

Thought number #2. Can this be done (albeit to a lesser extent) through Excel?

Looking for expert suggestions.  Once software has been decided, my next questions will be in how to assemble it.  

Thanks,
-Hank
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Yes it most certainly can be done with excel, but... Excel is not the tool for the job, and while with complex formulas and vba I'm sure you can achieve what you want, it most likely will be slow and very difficult to maintain.

You can build a database in Access and install the free Access Runtime on all machines that will be using your database and don't have Access installed on them.

Bottom line: I recommend using Access.
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I'll be using MS Access 365 at home to put this database together.  I downloaded and installed Access Runtime 2013 at my office on Windows 7 machine with Office 2007 installed, or does it even make a difference which version Office installed at work as long as the database and runtime are matched.

Will there be a compatibilty issue?
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As long as the Database and the Runtime match you're good to go.
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