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rernst | posted 03-14-2006 | Number of Votes: 46  |  Current Rating: 1.95   

During the migration of data into a new web-based system from an old one done in MSAccess and CGI, we provided the people responsible for data entry with an Excel version of the MS access file from the old database so that they could easily copy and paste fields.

The data entry people were not quite as technical as expected: they found copy+paste too difficult to understand. They retreived the old paper copies that contained the data, and started entering the information from those.

All of this because they were too cheap to pay someone else to write scripts to convert it automatically.

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