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November 22nd, 2005


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02:03 pm - Geeky Excel thought ...
The other day, I realised that Excel's so-called "PivotTables" are just dressed-up SQL Select / Group By expressions.
I wish they'd just explain them that way in the first place, rather than leaving them as vaguely defined possibly-useful things.

(Also wish they'd picked a different name, because "pivot" is a term for a standard matrix operation, and I kept running across the Excel kind when I was searching for the matrix kind).
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From:tassie_gal
Date:November 22nd, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
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I never got Pivot tables either...they are stupid.
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From:drjon
Date:November 23rd, 2005 12:55 pm (UTC)
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Pissed me off no end when I was first trying to make Excel work.

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