Artigo em revista científica
Enhancing excel business tools with additional relational and recursive capabilities
Pedro Ramos (Ramos, P.); Luís Botelho (Botelho, L.); António Martins (Martins, A.);
Título Revista
International Journal of Information Technology and Management
Ano
2019
Língua
Inglês
País
Reino Unido
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Abstract/Resumo
This paper presents a new plug in that enriches spreadsheet capabilities mainly in what concerns its potential regarding relational queries and recursive computational processes. Currently some apparently trivial and useful queries can only be handled with the support of programming skills. Spreadsheet users with low computer science skills should have a natural and easy way to handle those queries within the spreadsheet, without relying on external programming (e.g., VBA). The tool we have developed can be used with Prolog technology, and provides those features to the most used professional spreadsheet: Microsoft Excel. Throughout the paper we explore the plug-in features with several business examples.
Palavras-chave
Dedutive spreadsheet,Business tools,Excel,Prolog,Recursive processing,Relational data
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Referência de financiamento Entidade Financiadora
UID/EEA/50008/2013 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
UID/MULTI/0446/2013 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia