Use for Archiving Datasheets?

brandensam

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Hi,

Is Access a viable option for archiving small datasheets?
I have a subset of data (<100 rows) coming in every week, and I need to archive the data for future reference.
My manager insists on using Access, but my gut feeling is that this probably is not the best practice.
Any help is definitely appreciated!

Branden
 

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Welcome to the Board!

Well, it really isn't "archiving the datasheets" as it is "archiving the data contained within them". If you need for searches, reports, etc, it certainly could be useful/convenient to have it in a database like Access. What I would recommend is importing every sheet into the same table. Just have a date field (if one doesn't already exist), or some other field to indicate what sheet the data came from.

The only thing to note is that Access can only store up to 2 GB of data, but if you are only importing less than 100 rows per week, that should be plenty of room for a long time.
 

brandensam

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Welcome to the Board!

Well, it really isn't "archiving the datasheets" as it is "archiving the data contained within them". If you need for searches, reports, etc, it certainly could be useful/convenient to have it in a database like Access. What I would recommend is importing every sheet into the same table. Just have a date field (if one doesn't already exist), or some other field to indicate what sheet the data came from.

The only thing to note is that Access can only store up to 2 GB of data, but if you are only importing less than 100 rows per week, that should be plenty of room for a long time.

Hey Joe,

Thanks! That is absolutely brilliant. I appreciate the quick response. :)

Branden
 

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You're welcome!:)
 

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