Spreadsheets as Databases
In this article, you learned how to interact with Excel spreadsheets as if they were database tables. You facilitated this ability by first registering a spreadsheet as an ODBC Data Source. You could then use the JDBC-ODBC bridge driver to interact with your spreadsheet using SQL.
With your newly learned technique, you can use the inherent power of SQL to read from and write to your spreadsheets. Leveraging SQL's built-in functions adds to any Java programmer's arsenal. However, you should not consider using Microsoft Excel for the database functionality of your enterprise. Use a much more scalable database solution (e.g., IBM DB2 UDB, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, etc) for housing your enterprise data.