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Re: Another good reason to leave data inside Oracle

From: Frank van Bortel <frank.van.bortel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2007 16:34:36 +0200
Message-ID: <fdoc5v$bkr$2@news3.zwoll1.ov.home.nl>


DA Morgan wrote:
> Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21033161/
>
> SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp.'s Excel 2007 spreadsheet program is going to
> have to relearn part of its multiplication table.
>
> In a blog post, Microsoft employee David Gainer said that when computer
> users tried to get Excel 2007 to multiply some pairs of numbers and the
> result was 65,535, Excel would incorrectly display 100,000 as the
> answer.
>
> Gainer said Excel 2007 makes mistakes multiplying 77.1 by 850, 10.2 by
> 6,425 and 20.4 by 3,212.5, but the program appears to be able to handle
> 16,383.75 times 4.

C'mon! - Old news. And it's not 65535 - but "close to 65535". Been there some versions.

Don't fall into the trap and start a new flame war.

-- 
Regards,
Frank van Bortel

Top-posting is one way to shut me up...
Received on Sun Sep 30 2007 - 09:34:36 CDT

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