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Old 29th April 2015, 12:21 PM
neilL neilL is offline
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Originally Posted by Brian.Samson View Post
I'm a big believer in finding solutions to ACTUAL problems, and not looking for solutions to stuff that's not a problem.

Identify an ACTUAL problem, and then come up with an elegant solution for that problem. Note that an elegant solution shouldn't always involve someone spending hours and hours of their time sat inputting values into a spreadsheet. Unless of course it's YOU volunteering to spend hours and hours in Excel, in which case, knock yourself out.

Saying that something isn't accurate, may or may not be true, but if it doesn't cause a problem then erm... who gives a toss? And do you give enough of a toss to actually do something about it?
You shouldn't be using a spreadsheet. SQL database. Stuff the data in as CSV using a tag to identify score is a GP (BFTA) event or Regional. Run queries. backup data. host on a reliable platform. Argue over MySQL or PostgreSQL or go fund raising for Oracle.

If you then want a spreadsheet you export the data as CSV and open it in Excel/Numbers/Something else.

Data is data. Explore it and look for better solutions.
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