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March 11, 2009 | Vol 4 Issue 5


In This Issue:

Feature Article - Application Software
Integrate Excel with Your Databases for Easy User Access

Those who work with Excel like having their data right there, at their fingertips, where they can edit, format, and analyze the information--you know, give it a good scrub.

By Chris Peters

Ever notice how accountants feel about their desktop spreadsheet application? Insistent, aren't they? That's because they can be much more productive when they have their familiar software at hand. So what can you do when your users' desktop application and the data they want to access are not at all near one another? This article shows how to bring your Excel users and their data together.


Feature Article - Database
OmniFind, Part I: Add Sizzle to Your SQL with OmniFind Text Search Server for DB2 for i

With this text search server, you can locate documents that contain specific search strings in Excel, Word, PDF, PowerPoint, etc.

gene_cobb.jpgBy Gene Cobb

V6R1 of the IBM i operating system introduced many exciting new features, including numerous DB2 for i enhancements. One such enhancement that has flown somewhat under the radar is the IBM OmniFind Text Search Server for DB2 for i. This new product gives you the power to perform both basic and sophisticated text searching against data that is stored in your DB2 for i database tables. This article introduces this new technology and shows you how to set it up and use it in your environment.


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