Using Microsoft Office for
Mac as a Relational Database
By Jim Gordon, co-author of Office 2011
for Mac All-in-One For Dummies.
Part 5 - Forms and Data Input
There are three ways to input data
into an Excel data source workbooks.:
If you want fancy input forms, the
possibilities are nearly limitless.
You can make forms on regular Excel worksheets, Excel
dialog sheets (Excel 2011 only), or in VBA Userforms (Excel
2011 only). You will need to know VBA to fetch the data from
your input form and again to populate your data tables. You
can make controls that let you drop or add tables
(worksheets). You can make macros to add, delete and modify
records (rows), or add and delete fields (columns).
To use the examples in this tutorial, click here to save an example
database Excel workbook called ExampleData.xls to a
folder called DatabaseExample
in your Documents folder.
When using database files other than Excel as data sources,
you have read-only privileges. You can not add, delete, or
modify tables or records using ODBC in the Mac version of