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Start Here!™ Fundamentals of Microsoft® .NET Programming by Rod Stephens

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Other Databases

Flat files and relational databases are the most common ways that programs store large amounts of data, but sometimes other options are useful when you need to work with data that has special characteristics. The following sections describe some of these specialized databases.

Spreadsheets

Spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel hold rows and columns of data in a way that is somewhat similar to the way that tables in a relational database hold data. They allow the user to enter formulas to perform calculations on the values stored on a sheet, and they automatically update the results if any of the values change. Some spreadsheets also can display graphs and charts of the data.

More advanced formulas can refer to entries on other ...

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