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Excel encourages visual data layout, and I almost always see people putting way too much information in one row that would better be split off in to a related table. The only viable thing to do there is 'sheets' in Excel, but then people generally can't see the data at the same time, without even more funky queries

Being able to automatically recognize patterns in data which would be suitable for normalization techniques, then managing those techniques behind the scenes, would allow for people using a GUI for data entry, but would open up the possibility for more flexible/powerful/efficient SQL when needed.




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