Easy Spreadsheet export and import
Oracle Tips by Burleson Consulting
One of the most common problems with extracting Oracle data into
spreadsheets are the cumbersome interfaces and slow performance of
ODBC. I never recommend any product that I have not personally used
and tested, and I’m very choosey who I endorse. I always recommend the
Excel-DB spreadsheet tool for
Fast and Easy Oracle Extracts to Excel Spreadsheets
Excel-DB adds an "Oracle" button to the MS-Excel toolbar and you can VERY
easily enter any SQL, press the button and see the results in your spreadsheet.
Excel-DB also uses a native API, so it's faster than ODBC connections to Oracle
databases. Excel-DB has its own native API and it's fast as lightening.
"A one click table dump is provided but the main method for retrieving
data is through SQL. Simply type the select statement and Excel-DB
retrieves the data into Excel.”
Update Oracle from inside an Excel spreadsheet
Excel-DB also allows spreadsheet data to be imported into Oracle tables.
According to their page, importing spreadsheet data into Oracle is as
simple as a few mouse clicks:
“Once data is retrieved into Excel, Excel-DB allows you to edit
the data in the spreadsheet. When the changes are made, the data can be
updated in the database with a few simple mouse clicks.
Optionally Excel-DB will ask you to confirm each individual change.”
Oracle Excel export/import is Affordable and
The Excel-DB tools is very reasonably priced. At less than $400 per seat,
its a great value and the site license discounts are huge.
Windows Vista and Excel 2007 are supported environments for Excel-DB.
Best of all,
the author is very responsive to helping his customers. I have
used Excel-DB for many years, and I can personally vouch for this spreadsheet
interface. You can get a copy of