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Spreadsheet Data Manipulation Using Examples

By Sumit Gulwani, William R. Harris, Rishabh Singh

Communications of the ACM, Vol. 55 No. 8, Pages 97-105

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Millions of computer end users need to perform tasks over large spreadsheet data, yet lack the programming knowledge to do such tasks automatically. We present a methodology that allows end users to automate such repetitive tasks.

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The technology described in Section 3 of this article (namely, syntactic string transformations) will ship as part of the Flash Fill feature in Excel 2013.

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