This is possibly a bit of a longshot, but I am wondering if anyone here can help with this:
I am finding that I need to track more and more information about my huibs, including:
- Name, title, URL etc.
- Where I have previously shared them and when (G+ communities, Facebook groups etc.)
- Metrics (Page views, likes, plusses)
- Elements of the guides (links to other hubs etc.)
I will probably have around 50-60 individual pieces of information per hub and it is becoming unwieldy to do this in a spreadsheet (which was my previous type of record keeping), so I am looking for another solution.
Ideally, I'd like a light weight, simple to configure database or something similar; I don't want to have to get into programming and data linking (not a big fan of Access or anything like that), but the database would need to:
- Be easily configurable
- Be easy to customise
- Allow multiple tabs where I can add fields / content
- Allow outputs, ideally to a spreadsheet
- Be sortable / filterable on any field
- Be free or cheap(!)
- Ideally be cloud based (rather than local install), although that isn't a deal-breaker and I can work with local install if there's nothing decent that's cloud based
Does anyone have any suggestions please?
Do you work for a corporation that has a license for Microsoft Office? Usually if they have a license you as an employee can buy a discounted full version of Office (about $10) - this would then include Microsoft Access.
I just saw that you don't like Access - sadly most of the database will have similar functionality.....
..Access does come with templates that could probably be adapted.
I would say that you could still do everything you want using some of the DATA functions of Excel - there are some great sort functions, conditional functions etc....
I also found this - which uses Google spreadsheets as a database.
I have'nt checked the video out though...
The other thing to consider, if you're using Excel, is still create the data in one worksheet and then use Pivot Tables to analize the data - they are pretty powerful!!!
Here's another Hub for you, Simey C: "What Is a Pivot Table"?
Already have one called "How to use pivot tables in Microsoft Excel" - didn't want to self promote too much!!!
I do like me some pivot table action!
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