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Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data

MJI Silver badge

Re: I must be missing something...

I hate Excel it just breaks data by default.

Customer gets an EDI file does a small mod to a piece of text then saves.

Item codes with leading zeros, gone, long barcode numbers changed completely.

Importing prices for customer 016, does a tidy in Excel, now customer 16.

I use CSVED and Notepad++ as Excel will make me swear.

Finally NEVER open a DBF with it and save, it will not save in that format but completely change it.

I remember the telling off of the custoomer who did it and the trawls through backups.

Does almost as such damage as crypto worms.

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