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  • SQL Spreads release 7.2.0

    Johannes Åkesson - Aug 28, 2023

    SQL Spreads 7.2.0 is now available for download. Added a new intro dialog with info about the trial. Added a check if Excel is running before installation, and auto-restart of Excel after the installation. Added a lock to prevent a user with a Data Editor license to install and use the SQL Spreads trial in …

  • How to copy a table in SQL Server

    Andy McDonald - Jul 18, 2023

    In this article we’re going to show you a quick and easy way to copy a table in SQL Server. The new Copy SQL Server Table feature in SQL Spreads means that you can copy a table from one database to another in just a few clicks from within Excel. Table of contents 1. Introduction …

  • SQL Spreads release 7.1.2

    Johannes Åkesson - Jul 14, 2023

    SQL Spreads 7.1.2 is now available for download. In this new release we are introducing the new SQL Server tools which allows you to do more SQL Server operations from within Excel. The SQL Server tools contains these three features: The Table Creator – to create SQL Server tables based on data in Excel. The …

  • SQL Spreads: a front end for SQL Server

    Andy McDonald - Jul 05, 2023

    There are several options available if you are looking for a front end for SQL Server. Like most things, what is best for you will depend on a number of factors. In this article, we’re going to look at the things to consider when choosing a front end for SQL Server and how the SQL …

  • Master Data Services Excel Add-in: What to Know and Alternatives

    Andy McDonald - Jun 20, 2023

    In a previous article, we provided an overview of Master Data Management (MDM). In this article, we’re going to look at Microsoft’s platform for supporting the discipline of MDM: “Master Data Services”. Specifically, we’re going to look at how the Master Data Services Excel Add-in can be used to organize your MDM data models and …

  • SQL Spreads release 7.0.8

    Johannes Åkesson - May 29, 2023

    SQL Spreads 7.0.8 is now available for download. This release fixed a couple of minor issues. Fixed issue with columns with data type Time not updating correctly. Fixed issue with Change tracking not working when only one of the ModifiedBy or ModifiedOn was used. Fixed issue with labels for number of loaded rows not shown …

  • Tree Filters in Excel: an easy way to view and filter SQL data

    Andy McDonald - May 11, 2023

    With the rise of data democratization in the workplace, more people across the organization are working with datasets on a day-to-day basis. SQL Spreads makes this easier for people by letting them use Excel to update and manage data in SQL Server. One of the reasons people enjoy working in Excel is the familiarity of the UI …

  • SQL Spreads release 7.0.5

    Johannes Åkesson - Mar 30, 2023

    SQL Spreads 7.0.5 is now available for download. The new SQL Spreads 7.0 has two major improvements: The first improvement is the batch processing of updates, inserts and deletes from Excel to the SQL Server. We have measured speed improvements of up to 18 times with this new release, compared to the older 6.2 release. …

  • Cleansing data in SQL Server

    Andy McDonald - Jan 30, 2023

    We come across ‘dirty’ data all the time. It’s one of the realities of working with data on a regular basis. With the rise of data democratization in the workplace, more people across the organization are exposed to the problem of dirty data and are also more likely to be involved in the cleansing process. …

  • SQL Spreads release 6.2.15

    Johannes Åkesson - Dec 22, 2022

    SQL Spreads 6.2.15 is now available for download. Improved Intro screens shown during first time start-up. Fixed issue when moving columns if Excels table header filters are turned off. Fixed issue with items with quotes not working in Fixed List Lookups. Fixed issue when switching server when the document has key Lookups. Fixed issue with …

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