Coworker: "Can you update some values in the database for me?"
Me: "Sure, what do you need?"
Coworker: "Oh, I have it all here in this Excel spreadsheet."
Me: [hatred and disgust]
With some clever Excel formula work, you can generate an update (or insert) statement for each row in the spreadsheet, so you don't have to copy/paste 200 of them.
Assume you have a spreadsheet like this:
Input the following formula in column E, starting with the first row of data:
= "update TABLENAME set " &$B$1&"="&B2& ", " &$C$1&"="&C2& ", " &$D$1&"="&D2& " where "&$A$1&"="&A2
Drag the fill handle down to generate SQL statements for the rest of the rows.
Viola, now you can move on to something worth your time!