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Write Select Statements for Excel Spreadsheets

You are reading this post because there is a chance you want to compare two spreadsheets in Excel, and you are looking for a way to do it easily and effectively. SelectCompare allows for data comparison of Excel spreadsheets, as well as other data sources with simple, unified interface. You can export your comparison to Excel for further analysis or sharing. You may be initially anxious about writing an SQL statement to pull data from your Excel, but unnecessarily. It is not that difficult! This post will show you a few examples of writing queries against your spreadsheet that you will be able to use right away for your Excel data comparison. If you want to find out how to connect...

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How to compare database schema with baseline

It is easy to create a comparison project to compare the schema of tables in a database and a saved baseline stored in Excel. After all, the database schema is stored in system views, and contains full information about your columns, data types, stored procedures and other elements of a typical database. For this post, I limited the schema information to the list of columns returned by the query  select * from information_schema.columns Note: This post uses SQL Server databases AdventureWorks2014 and AdventureWorks2008 databases as example environment, but you can connect any other database technology - MySQL, Oracle, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, and more! Create your data baseline I selected the columns information from AdventureWorks2008 and exported it to an Excel workbook using SelectCompare....

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Create Excel baseline for your data

When you work with data, it is very useful to create a baseline to which you compare your data set. For example you can create the baseline from production data, and compare the results of a process you are implementing after the changes were introduced. This is a huge benefit for controlled environments: SelectCompare will highlight the changes in the output, and you don't have to query the production system anymore! Create Excel baseline from source data It is very easy to create a baseline in SelectCompare. When you create a project, write a query that will return the data you will want to use as the baseline. Use the required logic to extract the data that you need. Run the...

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Compare Excel Spreadsheets

Comparing Excel Spreadsheets - Why? Business and Data analysts, Developers and QA testers often have to verify their data is correct. Microsoft Excel is used to create a snapshot of "good data". Reports are captured and copied into Excel, data is exported and distributed as the model to use. SelectCompare allows you to compare Excel spreadsheets in the same way as other data sources. This post is going to show you the process of creating data connections to Excel workbooks and comparing data between two spreadsheets. Where do I start? First, you have to install appropriate driver to connect to the Excel workbooks. It is an easy step to get you up and running. Install drivers First thing is to install the...

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