Databases Ė How We Love to Hate Them!

Written by Cavyl Stewart


Youíve finally created databases that you can actually use to store and manipulate all your critical data. Thatís great news and quite an accomplishment. But in your rush to get your employees to start entering information into these databases, you skippedrepparttar training process and let them go at it alone.

That was not such a good decision, but one you did not care about until you decided to tackle your first mail merge. Instead of getting what you expected to get, you got all variations of address and telephone number formats, an incredible and astounding assortment of confusingly mixed usage of upper and lower case characters and fields with unusual amounts of white space that youíve finally figured out is due to excessive use of repparttar 140586 space bar. The data looks cluttered, inconsistent, and worst of all, unprofessional.

You donít have time to go back into every record and manually fix these annoying inconsistencies, nor do you want to pay your staff to do this when they have so many other things to do. But youíve got to get your promotion going so money can start arriving in your business checking account. Now what do you do?

There is a way you can go in and clean up these types of data messes and it wonít involve firingrepparttar 140587 employees who causedrepparttar 140588 problems inrepparttar 140589 first place! Nor will you have to become proficient at database programming. As with any good business problem, thereís a software solution available that you can use instead.

Itís called DataPipe and it will clean up these and other types of database errors faster and less expensively than you can do it manually or by using other software tools. It does not matter which standard ODBC or OLE DB you are using. Just use its drivers to connect to DataPipe. From there, itís a matter of selecting repparttar 140590 database and query or table you need to work on. Then sit back and watch as it works its magic in record time.

Increase Office Efficiency With One Simple Tool

Written by Cavyl Stewart


When you need a phone number, you do a quick search onrepparttar Internet and in a few seconds, youíve gotrepparttar 140585 information you need. And you probably receive a lot of contact information right insiderepparttar 140586 emails you receive every day. Both methods are by far more convenient than using those white or yellow-colored telephone directories.

And as with every new trend that emerges, there soon comes a way to improve on an improvement. Even though you receive business addresses, phone and cell numbers, email addresses and appointment information quicker and easier than before, you still end up adding much of this information into your Outlook program or your PDA manually.

This process takes time. Even though itís just a couple of minutes here and there, thatís time you could spend doing other things. Remember, it doesnít take long forrepparttar 140587 minutes you spend on menial or repetitive tasks to add up to a sizeable chunk of time.

Stop to think for a moment aboutrepparttar 140588 volume of information you receive every day in your email. Itís mind-boggling and sometimes overwhelming. For a while youíre good about keeping track of whatís important to keep and what can be deleted. But soon, you end up printing out all your email, which only creates a paper mound on your desk Ėrepparttar 140589 very thing thatrepparttar 140590 electronic era was meant to eliminate.

You print outrepparttar 140591 contact information for those with whom you are currently doing business. You print out appointment information and stick it into your day planner (and hope that these crucial pages donít fall out before you have time to copy them ontorepparttar 140592 proper date). You print outrepparttar 140593 email from your boss withrepparttar 140594 dayís list of tasks to accomplish Ė every day! Before you know it, youíve used a ream of paper. This is not how life inrepparttar 140595 electronic age was meant to be.

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