Excel Secrets Everyone Should Know

101 Secrets of a Microsoft Excel Addict

This ebook from Francis Hayes gives you professional tools to help you get the most out of your Excel program. Any one of these secrets could be the only one that you ever need to know for Excel, but this ebook includes bunches of those tips and tricks! Just think of all of the useful information you can get from it! If you have ever been frustrated at your lack of progress in Microsoft Excel, this guide will teach you everything that you need to know to harness the powerful functions or time-saving elements of Microsoft Excel. Excel is used by offices all over the world, but so few people take the time to teach you anything important about it. Too much time is usually wasted searching the internet for tips on how to use it more efficiently Learn the best way to master Excel in this ebook!

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Using Inline Completion

You activate inline completion by passing true to set_inline_completion. For instance, if you have ever used Microsoft Excel, you have probably seen an example of inline completion. Inline completion automatically appends one or more characters to the entry value when at least one matching value is found. The characters that are added are selected, so that the user will overwrite them with the next character typed the user can continue typing if the value is incorrect. The characters that are added to the entry value depend on the matching items in the list.

Using the Spool Command

In our example, the IT department employees are overworked, so the employee relations department is giving each IT department employee free movie tickets. Therefore, you must capture employee information for employees in the IT_PROG department and send it to the employee relations department in a format suitable for import into Microsoft Excel so the employee relations department can track the movie ticket expenses. First, connect to Oracle Database XE as the HR user as follows Typically when you use SQL*Plus for ad hoc queries, you want to see column headers. In this case, you do not need column headers or a row count summary to import into Excel, so you use the SET command to turn these off Next, you run the query as follows, inserting commas between fields to make the file suitable for importing into Excel as a CSV formatted file

Importing Products Automatically

Frequently, the descriptions of products for a shop are already available in electronic format. phpShop can import the CSV (Comma Separated Value) format. This format normally stores values in a comma-delimited manner and can be exported from most spreadsheet applications like Excel, among others. Following is a short example with a product from the phpShop sample data

Using Application Express

You use application wizards to create a new application or even convert an old application to a more robust platform. For example, you can easily import a single-user Microsoft Excel spreadsheet into APEX to not only make it a Web application available to any user with a Web browser, but also to import the data into Oracle Database XE. This makes your data more available and reliable instead of residing on a user's local hard disk, the data resides in Oracle Database XE where it is backed up and available to a wider user audience.


In the next and final chapter, you'll learn how to use MySQL's default utilities to both import and export large amounts of data. Additionally, you'll see how to use a PHP script to format forms-based information for viewing via a spreadsheet application, such as Microsoft Excel.

Database Concepts

Databases are a repository for information. They excel at managing and manipulating structured information. Structured information is a way to organize related pieces of information, which we discussed previously in Chapters 3-6. The basic types of structured information, which can also be called data structures, include

Document Editing

Document editing involves editing an existing document as well as creating documents from scratch. DOM and SimpleXML excel in this area, though DOM is the real winner. xml and XMLReader are read-only parsers, so forget about either one of them if you require document editing. SimpleXML does not provide the full capabilities of DOM, which offers complete access to a document, but SimpleXML is convenient to use when working with uncomplicated documents or when requiring simple text modification. Advanced editing is typically performed with the DOM extension.

PHP and the Server

This chapter will show you how to better take advantage of the other services and applications that your server may have. Starting off is a demonstration of how to compress files using PHP. The second example takes off into a whole new world creating graphical programs using PHP-GTK. The third and fourth topics are related to each other how to automatically run your PHP scripts, first using cron on Unix (and Mac OS X), then using Scheduled Tasks on Windows. In the final example, COM is used on Windows to create an Excel spreadsheet.

Database Exports

This sub-panel contains a table selector, where we choose the tables and the format that we want. The SQL format is useful, for our needs, since it creates standard SQL commands that would work on any SQL server. Other possible formats include LaTeX, PDF, Microsoft Excel 2000, Microsoft Word 2000, Comma-Separated Values (CSV), and XML. Another format, Native MS Excel, is available after further software installation and configuration. (See the section Native MS Excel in this chapter.) CSV for MS Excel This export mode produces a CSV file intended for Microsoft Excel. We can select the exact Microsoft Excel edition. r Microsoft Excel 2000 r Microsoft Word 2000 r CSV for MS Excel r CSV r XML Microsoft Excel 2000 This export format directly produces an .xls file suitable for all software that understands the Excel 2000 format. We can specify which string should replace any null value. The Put field names in the first row option, when activated, generates the table's column names as the...