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Re: st: Re: -odbc- with Microsoft Excel driver: weird behaviour involving missing values


From   David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: -odbc- with Microsoft Excel driver: weird behaviour involving missing values
Date   Thu, 17 Aug 2006 21:01:34 -0400

At 03:24 PM 8/17/2006, Kevin Turner wrote:
[...]
All of this is to say that the best solution might be to avoid Excel if you
know your columns have mixed types, or a lot of blank cells. Excel was never
designed to be a database even though people (myself included) use it as a
crude one.
I, too, concur. Excel is very good for some tasks, but it is a poor way to store data.
--David

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