Solutions for Importing Application Data: Importing Excel Data into a MS Access Database
PCA has imported hundreds of highly-customized Excel-based data management systems into well-formed
MS Access and SQL Server / .NET Smart Client solutions. The key to successfully importing Excel data to Access and SQL Server
is to maintain the original business and functional intent of the Excel data system, while taking full advantage of the relational
information model and workflow advantages that a well-designed MS Access database and SQL Server database can offer.
Import Excel Data into a Access Databases
Spreadsheets provide Power Users with tremendous data power and flexibility for developing custom business database
applications. However, as Excel database spreadsheets get used more often by more people in the organization —
as Excel Spreadsheets get copied, modified, enhanced and emailed around — they tend to grow in weight, scope and
complexity. Excel Database Spreadsheets also grow more critical to more people's day-to-day business operations.
The low cost, ease-of-use and flexibility that are Excel's strength now become a burden. Reconciling different
spreadsheet versions, Importing Excel Data or Exporting Excel Data, copying & pasting data into MS Access Databases,
repairing errors, an inability to derive meaningful information, etc. are all too common challenges. This is the time
to convert Excel and import Excel data to Access databases.
Many businesses rely on PCA to help them successfully import data from Excel to Access
Database Applications and bring data integrity and usability to the next level. It's critical that the Excel to MS Access
import preserves the original business intent of the Excel spreadsheet,
provide a platform for stable and repeatable business information flow, and
eliminate the costs and complexities inherent to many multi-user Excel Database
applications. PCA can help you decide if converting data from Excel to Access is
appropriate for your business objectives, or whether a SQL Server / .NET Smart Client solution makes more sense.
Databases such as MS Access provide a more structured approach for
managing critical business data than is possible with an Excel spreadsheet or
Excel Database. Excel Database Spreadsheets provide infinite flexibility,
but at a cost. MS Access databases provide for larger quantities
of data, but also provide for more highly structured applications. The
good news is that PCA can import your data from Excel to Access.
At the same time, we can often simplify your complex Excel application,
while keeping the Excel spreadsheet-like functionality
intact when we import your data from Microsoft Excel to Access databases. Excel to
Access importation is one of PCA's specialities.
Import Excel to MS Access / Export Excel to MS Access
PCA will Import data from Excel to Access or Export Excel data to MS Access in a way that preserves
the valuable Excel Data model that you've worked hard to design for your business.
We can also build routines that automatically Export Access to Excel or Export data from Excel
Once data from an Excel application has been imported from an Excel database spreadsheet to
an MS Access Database, the MS Access data can still be viewed and analyzed in Excel!
But the input, and equations, and data manipulation become part of a structured,
well-defined MS Access database application, which provides for improved data entry
consistency, improved versioning as new functions get added, and provides Users
with an easier, more straightforward structured user interface.
As Excel spreadsheets grow more complicated and more people use the Excel spreadsheets,
they can quickly grow out of control. It's time for an MS Access database application
to help stablize the business utility of the spreadsheet. MS Access databases provide
a more structured approach for critical data than does an Excel spreadsheet with
good flexibility and infinite quantities of data and more structured applications.
PCA can help Import data from Excel to Access and make your Excel Application available in
a multi-user, well-structured application. For mission-critical business applications,
the Excel data can be controlled in a secure way, and the Excel Data made available
through secure role-based security over the Internet as a Smart-Client application!
Practical Computer Applications has the experience of importing data from
Excel spreadsheets into well defined MS Access Applications. We can
handle your MS Excel data importation needs too. Contact PCA, Inc. to learn more about converting your MS Excel to MS Access.