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Write Select Statements for Excel Spreadsheets

SelectCompare allows for data comparison of Excel spreadsheets, as well as other data sources with simple, unified interface. You may be initially anxious about writing an SQL statement to pull data from your Excel, but it is actually pretty easy! 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 to an Excel workbook, please read another post on this blog - Compare Excel Spreadsheets You will see below how to query Excel spreadsheets, specify ranges of columns and rows, and write simple filters that make SQL so powerful. In a general sense,...

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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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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. Hava a look at the Excel data comparison use cases - there is plenty more! Where do I start? First, you have to install appropriate driver to connect to the Excel workbooks. It is an easy...

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