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It all goes horribly wrong when there's too much data. Doesn't it, Boris?

Excel. 

I rate access, but nobody else seems to. I'm not a software guru but managed to get it to do everything I needed. I used it for maintenance control for a large project in 1997, complete with mail

I rate access, but nobody else seems to. I'm not a software guru but managed to get it to do everything I needed.

I used it for maintenance control for a large project in 1997, complete with mail merge printing of worksheets, data entry, overdue, awaiting parts etc etc.

Last year I used it for a data collection project for a medical charity in Africa. 

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41 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

I might be wanting to do a database type project. I have access 2003 (Stop laughing at the back)
Is there a more modern FREE alternative?

 


 

The only real free equivalent is LibreOffice:

https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/156207/microsoft-access-equivalent-in-lo/
 

it’s kind of crappy though. It would probably make sense to bite the bullet and buy an updated copy of Microsoft Office.

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35 minutes ago, Option5 said:

I rate access, but nobody else seems to. I'm not a software guru but managed to get it to do everything I needed.

I used it for maintenance control for a large project in 1997, complete with mail merge printing of worksheets, data entry, overdue, awaiting parts etc etc.

Last year I used it for a data collection project for a medical charity in Africa. 

Is that some nameless state where everybody died?

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Just now, swiss_democracy_for_all said:

It all goes horribly wrong when there's too much data. Doesn't it, Boris?

How many thousands of rows though?

Just now, Option5 said:

I use access for the user data entry forms. Excel isn't as flexible in that regard.

Yeah. My son suggested visual basic to write an interface for it. But didn't offer to do it.

 

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10 minutes ago, sarahbell said:

Yeah. My son suggested visual basic to write an interface for it. But didn't offer to do it.

 

I use Access, and have a Visual Basic interface.  The problem is my VB is old and obsolete, and don’t fancy going through the upgrading (i.e. rewriting) process again or in the future.  Too much work involved keeping up with ever-changing technology.

Access is fine for the data, but decided to move to a spreadsheet and make do with that.  Don’t need a pretty interface (although would prefer it), but going to end up with the data laid out differently with less flexibility.

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3 minutes ago, Stuffed said:

I use Access, and have a Visual Basic interface.  The problem is my VB is old and obsolete, and don’t fancy going through the upgrading (i.e. rewriting) process again or in the future.  Too much work involved keeping up with ever-changing technology.

Access is fine for the data, but decided to move to a spreadsheet and make do with that.  Don’t need a pretty interface (although would prefer it), but going to end up with the data laid out differently with less flexibility.

I think access does the type of sorting I want.

 

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