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A bad day for DBAs: MIT boffins are replacing you with a mere spreadsheet

John Smith 19 Gold badge
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TL:DR Guy who does not use spreadsheets "invents" wizard that does nested queries.

I don't have the time to wade through the full 16 pages that AI reports usually run that seems to be the core of it.

The big thing seems to be that they demonstrate that you can do everything in the UI that you can do raw SQL in terms of logic and set manipulation.

IOW it's the MS Access SQL wizard done completely instead a bodge job of the most common tasks. :(

And note this is all about questioning a DB.

It has nothing to do with structuring data within one, or paraphrasing the query so it asks what you think it asked.A classic case would be the library query "Give me everything by Smith and Jones," which most people would actually want as author = Smith || Jones ||Smith && Jones.

Underwhelmed in every way, despite the epic amount of grunt work this probably took to get working.

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