Querying an Excel 2010 Sheet as a Database
Posted on 2014-01-08
I have many Excel spreadsheets that I would like to query and I was wondering if there were any reasonable way to pick out information in a like manner as I do with a database product, maybe using some type of natural language questions, preferably with an English syntax. Firstly, I would like to explore the native capabilities of Excel. I realize that I could write some fairly complicated if then statements but I would prefer something simpler. The queries would probably be in a format similar to: if A1 is greater than A2, then multiply A1 by 15% and placed the answer in A5. Are there any commercial products that would allow querying of the if then type without writing complicated, long and unreadable commands? I'm open to any suggestions. Any help would be appreciated and points awarded. Thanks.