JofA Not Just for Accountants Anymore

BY LUCIE DELHEIMER

I recently spent a couple of hours in an after-hours medical clinic, waiting to see a doctor. There, I found a copy of the JofA.

Even though I’m not in the accounting field, I really enjoyed the magazine. In particular, I recall reading a useful article describing how to generate reports in Excel by linking to an Access database (“Spreadsheet, Meet Database; Database, Meet Spreadsheet,” JofA, Dec.99). This task is something I would find useful in my job, as would many of my co-workers. I’ve been trying to convince them that we need to convert our data, which currently resides in a huge Excel spreadsheet, into an Access database, and generate our reports from there.
Since I haven’t used Access in quite some time, I found the article particularly helpful, and I plan to share it with my colleagues.

Lucie Delheimer
System/USOS Requirements Team
Requirements Baseline
International Space Station
Houston

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