What is more useful in your experience, Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access?
What about learning curve?
- keerokLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
Both are useful.
Database programs like Access are meant for record keeping. The advantage of a database program is the programming language which makes management of records more or less automatic. The learning curve is higher because of the programming aspect. Once the database program has been completed though, it only takes minimal training to learn it if the programmer is efficient enough to make it easy to use.
Spreadsheet programs like Excel present data in columnar format which allows for more efficient calculations and analysis. Although you can run a database program in an spreadsheet, it will be awkward and slow. The understanding of Excel will depend on your level of Math proficiency. The more higher math subjects you took up in college, the more you can get out of Excel.
- PrometheusLv 75 years ago
They are two completely different programs.
Excel is a spread sheet and Access is a Data Base program.
Excel is easier to Learn. Access has a steep learning curve
- Jeff PLv 75 years ago
Excel is used in the real world so I would say it is the more useful of the two.