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GD Spreadsheets

2012-01-07 13:35:57.058526+00 by meuon 3 comments

Whomever (especially the guys at Oracle Financials that do this) decided that normal humans should be able to extract data from a live database as a spreadsheet, save it, email it to other "normal" users to edit, and then upload the results back into the system at some point should be sprayed with glue, feathered, furred and manacled to the wall at a furries convention for a weekend before being sprayed with catnip and given to lions and tigers at the zoo.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-01-07 15:55:28.024839+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hopefully there's some decent data validation or at least audit trail with the re-upload? I've become a fan of integration like this, but you do have to be careful...

#Comment Re: made: 2012-01-07 21:21:50.322102+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Sounds a bit like Lotus Notes to me...

#Comment Re: made: 2012-01-08 14:26:01.76389+00 by: meuon

To do it with historical stale data might be acceptable. In this case it was editing a table that kept running balances, on a system where some account numbers changed (another sin).