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  • SeolSeol Registered User regular
    Aldo wrote: »
    Another person who doesn't believe me that a csv file is just .txt with a different name and they can change the extension on their own without me having to regenerate it.

    Wait, is CSV similar to .txt? I thought both were just file types that you could easily open with Notepad?

    they're both just text files. .csv implies it contains comma separated values, and Excel will open it too.

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    Aldo wrote: »
    Another person who doesn't believe me that a csv file is just .txt with a different name and they can change the extension on their own without me having to regenerate it.

    Wait, is CSV similar to .txt? I thought both were just file types that you could easily open with Notepad?

    CSV is literally just your cells separated with commas. Comma Separated Values format.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    edited July 30
    Madican wrote: »
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    I always loved how exasperated they got from fan submissions telling them they were wrong about the airplane taking off from a conveyor belt.

    Never seen the episode, but wouldn't a plane need air moving under the wings to properly achieve liftoff, making a conveyor belt useless?

    The scenario is a conveyor is moving in the opposite direction of the plane, moving at the exact speed the plane is moving forward. The myth is that it would act like a car, and stay perfectly stationary. The issue is though, unlike a car, the propeller is the driving force for the plane, not it's wheels. Besides a bit of parasitic drag due to friction, the wheels of the plane just free-spin, and the plane will accelerate like it's on solid ground and take off.

    Also, just FYI, this is a super simplified answer. Theres ton's of stuff online talking about it.

    The concept breaks people brains.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Aldo wrote: »
    Another person who doesn't believe me that a csv file is just .txt with a different name and they can change the extension on their own without me having to regenerate it.

    Wait, is CSV similar to .txt? I thought both were just file types that you could easily open with Notepad?

    CSV is literally just your cells separated with commas. Comma Separated Values format.

    Also historically it used to mean just comma separated values, but can also mean character separated. In this case it was pipes. But i guess people just tend to find it hard to divorce from the old meaning.

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  • MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Madican wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    I always loved how exasperated they got from fan submissions telling them they were wrong about the airplane taking off from a conveyor belt.

    Never seen the episode, but wouldn't a plane need air moving under the wings to properly achieve liftoff, making a conveyor belt useless?

    The scenario is a conveyor is moving in the opposite direction of the plane, moving at the exact speed the plane is moving forward. The myth is that it would act like a car, and stay perfectly stationary. The issue is though, unlike a car, the propeller is the driving force for the plane, not it's wheels. Besides a bit of parasitic drag due to friction, the wheels of the plane just free-spin, and the plane will accelerate like it's on solid ground and take off.

    Also, just FYI, this is a super simplified answer. Theres ton's of stuff online talking about it.

    The concept breaks people brains.

    Huh. How'd they even test this? Those engines put out enough thrust that any conveyor belt I think of is going to explosively self destruct about half a second after being turned on, if the plane itself doesn't launch into a wall

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Madican wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    I always loved how exasperated they got from fan submissions telling them they were wrong about the airplane taking off from a conveyor belt.

    Never seen the episode, but wouldn't a plane need air moving under the wings to properly achieve liftoff, making a conveyor belt useless?

    The scenario is a conveyor is moving in the opposite direction of the plane, moving at the exact speed the plane is moving forward. The myth is that it would act like a car, and stay perfectly stationary. The issue is though, unlike a car, the propeller is the driving force for the plane, not it's wheels. Besides a bit of parasitic drag due to friction, the wheels of the plane just free-spin, and the plane will accelerate like it's on solid ground and take off.

    Also, just FYI, this is a super simplified answer. Theres ton's of stuff online talking about it.

    The concept breaks people brains.

    Huh. How'd they even test this? Those engines put out enough thrust that any conveyor belt I think of is going to explosively self destruct about half a second after being turned on, if the plane itself doesn't launch into a wall

    I think they did a full scale with a Cesna, but in the lead up they used RC planes, and I believe they de-tuned the motors to be realistic for their size.

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  • BobbleBobble Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
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    We just watched the Mythbusters last night where they tested whether a truck full of birds would weigh less if all of the birds inside took flight and my mind is still reeling.
    It does not, it weighs the same whether the birds are all sitting down or whether they're all flying.

    Like I understand why the answer is what it is, scientifically, but there's a part of my brain that's still running in circles about it.

    My favorite myth busters is when they take thought experiments you could perfectly easily work through on paper and then say “but fuck it, we’re filling this cement truck with extremely potent explosives chickens because it’s awesome”

    Edited for my personal favorite instance of "Because we can"

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    Bobble wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    Peen wrote: »
    We just watched the Mythbusters last night where they tested whether a truck full of birds would weigh less if all of the birds inside took flight and my mind is still reeling.
    It does not, it weighs the same whether the birds are all sitting down or whether they're all flying.

    Like I understand why the answer is what it is, scientifically, but there's a part of my brain that's still running in circles about it.

    My favorite myth busters is when they take thought experiments you could perfectly easily work through on paper and then say “but fuck it, we’re filling this cement truck with extremely potent explosives chickens because it’s awesome”

    Edited for my personal favorite instance of "Because we can"

    I loved that one.
    We've learned enough to solve this myth. But one thing we haven't yet learned, how cool would it be to blow up a cement truck.

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  • JoolanderJoolander Registered User regular
    edited July 30
    I can still remember the sound of that cement truck exploding and shooting the cab off camera
    ...

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    edited July 30
    Also .JSON and .dat I believe as some of us are lazy just dump all of our files as .txt.
    Fuck you computer, I make my own rules.

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  • FlarneFlarne Registered User regular
    David_T wrote: »
    Flarne wrote: »
    David_T wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    So my work is trying out Teams. What are folks experiences with it? Strengths, weaknesses? We already use Basecamp for project management. Will this be able to replace that? It doesn't seem like it does "assigned" work like Basecamp's To-dos or other ticket style systems.

    We're using Teams currently, but only as a Slack and (at some point in the future) Skype for Business replacement, but you can add a Microsoft Planner tab to a Team and that does assigned work. We're using it as an ersatz CRM system and it works pretty well so far. As long as you can convince people to use it.

    David_T What do you use to get some CRM functions from Teams? We have some basic customer info etc that would be useful to share with everyone, but haven’t found a smooth way to do it w Teams yet.

    Keep in mind, we switched off Salesforce because it was too big for us and the team lead actually wanted to do everything in just Outlook and SAP, so anything is pretty much a step up. Right now we're just doing tasks in Planner to mimic cases (which is working quite well) and using the Wiki for shared information (...). I'm also trying to get people to chat in the designated channel rather than person to person, but for the last couple of weeks it's been either just me or me and one other person, so sometimes it's hard to not fall back into habits.

    Think we’re in kinda similar situations. We’re not big enough for dedicated systems but too big that not having any sort of ordered info sharing structure is an issue.

    Also trying to get people to use channels instead of just emailing whoever they think can solve it, so others can see and use the info. But then some of our senior people who should be answering stuff are like “I cba checking the channels, I turned off all notifications, there’s too much stuff to pay attention too”.

    Yea, cause emails AND another thing is just too hard.

  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    edited July 30
    Joolander wrote: »
    I can still remember the sound of that cement truck exploding and shooting the cab off camera
    ...

    BYUUVVVVVVVvv!

    What I love is that they weren't nearly as proficient with explosives as they were in later seasons, and that explosion was WAY larger than any of them expected. I think they said they figured the back of the cement truck would blow off, and the cab. They weren't expecting to leave a crater.

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    My org used teams for a while. I'm not a huge fan. Imo it was a case of half assing a bunch things instead of whole assing a few.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 30
    I genuinely love it when my text editors flip out when they encounter a .dat file because it's like they're very stupid pets and you walked in wearing a different hat
    "OH MY GOD WHAT IS THAT THING" *doff the .dat suffix* "Oh hi! I love you!"

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  • FlarneFlarne Registered User regular
    My org used teams for a while. I'm not a huge fan. Imo it was a case of half assing a bunch things instead of whole assing a few.

    Our CEO forced us to move to teams from Slack cause it’s free! Of course none of our integrations work anymore, and the monthly cost for all our employees would’ve been lower than one billing hour.
    But you know. It’s good to keep overhead down.

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  • PeenPeen tw1tch0rz occasionallyRegistered User regular
    Flarne wrote: »
    My org used teams for a while. I'm not a huge fan. Imo it was a case of half assing a bunch things instead of whole assing a few.

    Our CEO forced us to move to teams from Slack cause it’s free! Of course none of our integrations work anymore, and the monthly cost for all our employees would’ve been lower than one billing hour.
    But you know. It’s good to keep overhead down.

    That's a classic upper admin move, the "I'm going to make a decision that seems smart and that I think I can justify because of how simple it looks but actually it screws 19 different pooches and doesn't make any sense at all" and honestly I think every time one of those people does that they should immediately be pushed out of the nearest window, better hope your office isn't on the top floor!

  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Peen wrote: »
    Flarne wrote: »
    My org used teams for a while. I'm not a huge fan. Imo it was a case of half assing a bunch things instead of whole assing a few.

    Our CEO forced us to move to teams from Slack cause it’s free! Of course none of our integrations work anymore, and the monthly cost for all our employees would’ve been lower than one billing hour.
    But you know. It’s good to keep overhead down.

    That's a classic upper admin move, the "I'm going to make a decision that seems smart and that I think I can justify because of how simple it looks but actually it screws 19 different pooches and doesn't make any sense at all" and honestly I think every time one of those people does that they should immediately be pushed out of the nearest window, better hope your office isn't on the top floor!

    I always wondered how hard it would be to get into consulting for small to medium businesses that are on that cusp that need to move on from email and excel into SOMETHING (Anything) better. I've done enough work in manufacturing at this point that I think I could help folks deploy cheat and better solutions, and to also help them look at the short term and long term costs.

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  • FlarneFlarne Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Peen wrote: »
    Flarne wrote: »
    My org used teams for a while. I'm not a huge fan. Imo it was a case of half assing a bunch things instead of whole assing a few.

    Our CEO forced us to move to teams from Slack cause it’s free! Of course none of our integrations work anymore, and the monthly cost for all our employees would’ve been lower than one billing hour.
    But you know. It’s good to keep overhead down.

    That's a classic upper admin move, the "I'm going to make a decision that seems smart and that I think I can justify because of how simple it looks but actually it screws 19 different pooches and doesn't make any sense at all" and honestly I think every time one of those people does that they should immediately be pushed out of the nearest window, better hope your office isn't on the top floor!

    I always wondered how hard it would be to get into consulting for small to medium businesses that are on that cusp that need to move on from email and excel into SOMETHING (Anything) better. I've done enough work in manufacturing at this point that I think I could help folks deploy cheat and better solutions, and to also help them look at the short term and long term costs.

    Oh the sad part is we’re basically in that form of consulting. The CEO is not far removed from any of this, he just hates paying subscriptions.

    While at the same time trying to change anything he can in our own business model to subscription, since reliable revenue is much better.

    The fact that other people with good products work the exact same way does not seem to have crossed his mind.

  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Flarne wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Peen wrote: »
    Flarne wrote: »
    My org used teams for a while. I'm not a huge fan. Imo it was a case of half assing a bunch things instead of whole assing a few.

    Our CEO forced us to move to teams from Slack cause it’s free! Of course none of our integrations work anymore, and the monthly cost for all our employees would’ve been lower than one billing hour.
    But you know. It’s good to keep overhead down.

    That's a classic upper admin move, the "I'm going to make a decision that seems smart and that I think I can justify because of how simple it looks but actually it screws 19 different pooches and doesn't make any sense at all" and honestly I think every time one of those people does that they should immediately be pushed out of the nearest window, better hope your office isn't on the top floor!

    I always wondered how hard it would be to get into consulting for small to medium businesses that are on that cusp that need to move on from email and excel into SOMETHING (Anything) better. I've done enough work in manufacturing at this point that I think I could help folks deploy cheat and better solutions, and to also help them look at the short term and long term costs.

    Oh the sad part is we’re basically in that form of consulting. The CEO is not far removed from any of this, he just hates paying subscriptions.

    While at the same time trying to change anything he can in our own business model to subscription, since reliable revenue is much better.

    The fact that other people with good products work the exact same way does not seem to have crossed his mind.

    Oh it has, its the "I'm smarter than the rest of them" mentality. He knows how the system works, and things with enough arguing he can get around the same business models he himself is trying to promote.

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    The world runs on Excel. There's really no competition for a fully featured spreadsheet.

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  • JedocJedoc Once to start a new life and once just to start a fireRegistered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    The Bronze age is really interesting

    Eh. I tried getting into it. Started out promising, completely fell apart at the end with no real explanation or resolution. Two stars.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    The world runs on Excel. There's really no competition for a fully featured spreadsheet.

    Sure, but it breaks when you try to do complex functions in it, like planning and scheduling your entire company, or needing to export data from that spreadsheet, or having multiple people accessing it. There's better software for that kind of stuff.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
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    I should not be in charge of people.

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  • CambiataCambiata Commander Shepard The likes of which even GAWD has never seenRegistered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
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    I should not be in charge of people.

    Counterpoint: You should be in charge of everyone.

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    I DON’T WANNA

  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    I DON’T WANNA

    Aye, chief

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  • QuidQuid I don't... what... hnnng Registered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    I DON’T WANNA

    Aye, chief

    I’ll murder you

    I’ll murder all of you

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus premium Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    Tox wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    I DON’T WANNA

    Aye, chief

    I’ll murder you

    I’ll murder all of you

    Oh thank GOD FINALLY

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  • schussschuss Registered User regular
    edited July 31
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    The world runs on Excel. There's really no competition for a fully featured spreadsheet.

    Sure, but it breaks when you try to do complex functions in it, like planning and scheduling your entire company, or needing to export data from that spreadsheet, or having multiple people accessing it. There's better software for that kind of stuff.

    I am quite confident that if you're breaking excel, it's probably user error. That said - yes, there are better tools.

    Also export data....from....spreadsheet? IT IS THE EXPORT

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    schuss wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    The world runs on Excel. There's really no competition for a fully featured spreadsheet.

    Sure, but it breaks when you try to do complex functions in it, like planning and scheduling your entire company, or needing to export data from that spreadsheet, or having multiple people accessing it. There's better software for that kind of stuff.

    I am quite confident that if you're breaking excel, it's probably user error. That said - yes, there are better tools.

    Also export data....from....spreadsheet? IT IS THE EXPORT

    Well yes it is user error, when you only have one person who understands the dozens of interlinked tabs and formulas to make this thing work, and all the data is entered manually by multiple people? Yes it will break, and badly. Then when you want to export a subset of that data? It just breaks.

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  • ToxTox I kill threads Punch DimensionRegistered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    Tox wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    I DON’T WANNA

    Aye, chief

    I’ll murder you

    I’ll murder all of you

    Can't smoke a rock, chief

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  • PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Realtor Santa ClaritaRegistered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    Tox wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    I DON’T WANNA

    Aye, chief

    I’ll murder you

    I’ll murder all of you

    Hey Chief, I was instructed to get a HT Punch, know where I can get one?

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  • TofystedethTofystedeth veni, veneri, vamoosi Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    The world runs on Excel. There's really no competition for a fully featured spreadsheet.

    Sure, but it breaks when you try to do complex functions in it, like planning and scheduling your entire company, or needing to export data from that spreadsheet, or having multiple people accessing it. There's better software for that kind of stuff.

    I am quite confident that if you're breaking excel, it's probably user error. That said - yes, there are better tools.

    Also export data....from....spreadsheet? IT IS THE EXPORT

    Well yes it is user error, when you only have one person who understands the dozens of interlinked tabs and formulas to make this thing work, and all the data is entered manually by multiple people? Yes it will break, and badly. Then when you want to export a subset of that data? It just breaks.

    At my first job, they built their annual parts pamphlet in excel, because I guess they didn't want to lay out all that stuff in publisher or something? They had me build a vb script for them to generate a code based on the part number or something, and I had to get fancy, and also that's when I learned that Excel (the 2003 or 2007 version anyway) had a complexity limit based on the number objects, that was determined by the number of cells x styles/fonts etc.
    And they were right up against that limit. If they added parts they had to carefully readjust the whole thing to reduce the complexity enough to add a few more cells.

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    The world runs on Excel. There's really no competition for a fully featured spreadsheet.

    Sure, but it breaks when you try to do complex functions in it, like planning and scheduling your entire company, or needing to export data from that spreadsheet, or having multiple people accessing it. There's better software for that kind of stuff.

    I am quite confident that if you're breaking excel, it's probably user error. That said - yes, there are better tools.

    Also export data....from....spreadsheet? IT IS THE EXPORT

    Well yes it is user error, when you only have one person who understands the dozens of interlinked tabs and formulas to make this thing work, and all the data is entered manually by multiple people? Yes it will break, and badly. Then when you want to export a subset of that data? It just breaks.

    At my first job, they built their annual parts pamphlet in excel, because I guess they didn't want to lay out all that stuff in publisher or something? They had me build a vb script for them to generate a code based on the part number or something, and I had to get fancy, and also that's when I learned that Excel (the 2003 or 2007 version anyway) had a complexity limit based on the number objects, that was determined by the number of cells x styles/fonts etc.
    And they were right up against that limit. If they added parts they had to carefully readjust the whole thing to reduce the complexity enough to add a few more cells.

    Yea ours was a master schedule tracking dozens of projects with hundreds of pieces of equipment with up to dozens of shipments per pieces of equipment, while also tracking the stages of engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and packaging in shipping. We're talking multi-million dollar industrial installations of equipment here. All in a custom excel spreadsheet.

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  • sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    Tox wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Tox wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    I DON’T WANNA

    Aye, chief

    I’ll murder you

    I’ll murder all of you

    Can't smoke a rock, chief

    That’s where you’re wrong, my friend.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Quid wrote: »
    Tox wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    I DON’T WANNA

    Aye, chief

    I’ll murder you

    I’ll murder all of you

    hey Chief I really gotta go can I take a pee break boss

  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    Tox wrote: »
    Quid wrote: »
    I DON’T WANNA

    Aye, chief

    I’ll murder you

    I’ll murder all of you

    hey Chief I really gotta go can I take a pee break boss

    I swear every time I run into what non-11B jobs think is hard, even twenty years after, I'm just side-eyeing so hard.

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    I am so broken. Anytime anyone says chief, I want to reply, McCloud!

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  • ElaroElaro Mister No Fun AllowedRegistered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    The world runs on Excel. There's really no competition for a fully featured spreadsheet.

    Sure, but it breaks when you try to do complex functions in it, like planning and scheduling your entire company, or needing to export data from that spreadsheet, or having multiple people accessing it. There's better software for that kind of stuff.

    I am quite confident that if you're breaking excel, it's probably user error. That said - yes, there are better tools.

    Also export data....from....spreadsheet? IT IS THE EXPORT

    Well yes it is user error, when you only have one person who understands the dozens of interlinked tabs and formulas to make this thing work, and all the data is entered manually by multiple people? Yes it will break, and badly. Then when you want to export a subset of that data? It just breaks.

    At my first job, they built their annual parts pamphlet in excel, because I guess they didn't want to lay out all that stuff in publisher or something? They had me build a vb script for them to generate a code based on the part number or something, and I had to get fancy, and also that's when I learned that Excel (the 2003 or 2007 version anyway) had a complexity limit based on the number objects, that was determined by the number of cells x styles/fonts etc.
    And they were right up against that limit. If they added parts they had to carefully readjust the whole thing to reduce the complexity enough to add a few more cells.

    Yea ours was a master schedule tracking dozens of projects with hundreds of pieces of equipment with up to dozens of shipments per pieces of equipment, while also tracking the stages of engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and packaging in shipping. We're talking multi-million dollar industrial installations of equipment here. All in a custom excel spreadsheet.

    *technical tension rising*

    OH MY GOD, GET A DATABASE YOU TWO!

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  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    edited July 31
    Elaro wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    The world runs on Excel. There's really no competition for a fully featured spreadsheet.

    Sure, but it breaks when you try to do complex functions in it, like planning and scheduling your entire company, or needing to export data from that spreadsheet, or having multiple people accessing it. There's better software for that kind of stuff.

    I am quite confident that if you're breaking excel, it's probably user error. That said - yes, there are better tools.

    Also export data....from....spreadsheet? IT IS THE EXPORT

    Well yes it is user error, when you only have one person who understands the dozens of interlinked tabs and formulas to make this thing work, and all the data is entered manually by multiple people? Yes it will break, and badly. Then when you want to export a subset of that data? It just breaks.

    At my first job, they built their annual parts pamphlet in excel, because I guess they didn't want to lay out all that stuff in publisher or something? They had me build a vb script for them to generate a code based on the part number or something, and I had to get fancy, and also that's when I learned that Excel (the 2003 or 2007 version anyway) had a complexity limit based on the number objects, that was determined by the number of cells x styles/fonts etc.
    And they were right up against that limit. If they added parts they had to carefully readjust the whole thing to reduce the complexity enough to add a few more cells.

    Yea ours was a master schedule tracking dozens of projects with hundreds of pieces of equipment with up to dozens of shipments per pieces of equipment, while also tracking the stages of engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and packaging in shipping. We're talking multi-million dollar industrial installations of equipment here. All in a custom excel spreadsheet.

    *technical tension rising*

    OH MY GOD, GET A DATABASE YOU TWO!

    We did! We have a custom front end database that also interfaces with our ERP system now. It's much cleaner and works great! It has a nice user interface and reporting built in.

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