Posts Tagged ‘excel’

Siebel Repository Extract (SRE) Tool – A Must Have For Siebel Developers


Pic - Dashboard

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Development Challenge

  • Manually extracting new/modified object details from Siebel repository to prepare Technical Design Document.
  • Time-consuming process – With the increase in number of objects, time taken to extract them also increases proportionally.


  • Siebel Repository Extract (SRE) Tool
  • SRE Tool will automate the process of extracting Siebel object details from Siebel repository to excel sheets.
  • It will also formats the data, making it ready to be used in your Technical Design Document.

Process Improvement

  • Eliminates the need of manual efforts.
  • Achieves time reduction of 99.29%.


  • Supports 31 most commonly worked upon Siebel Object Types.
  • Supports access to Server, Local or Sample databases through ODBC connections.

Versions Available

Trial vs Full Version

Trial vs Full Version

Download Presentation/User Guide

Download Trial Version

Purchase Full Version

  • To purchase full version (Single User License) of SRE Tool, click SRE Tool – Full Version
  • Limited period 25% discount code – “CRACKERDISC”

In case of any difficulty in downloading/purchasing the tool, please leave a comment.

Utility Tool – ColumnArranger v1.0


Hello Readers

Today I have got another interesting utility – ColumnArranger. It is used to automatically re-arrange the order of columns in MS Excel to a predefined format.

For example, you receive a report for Accounts-Opportunity in MS Excel.

In this scenario, ColumnArranger utility comes handy. Instead of re-arranging columns manually, only specify the column header in desired sequence and run an embedded macro.


Origin Of The Tool

During EIM Load, we used to receive data extracts from Data Conversion Team. They designed their own SQL and used to send the data in MS Excel sheet. And in parallel, my team was working on the design of EIM Loads and developed the CTL files with data order not in sync with select part of SQL statements. Therefore, data in received sheets could not be fed to the EIM loads directly.

At this point, I developed ColumnArranger tool. Instead of manually ordering the columns in Excel, I utilized it eliminating the manual efforts.


Presentation And User Guide

For additional details and user guide, please refer this document >> ColumnArranger – Presentation


Tool Setup

To download this tool, click here >> ColumnArranger – Setup


MS Excel – Finding Repeated Values



Sometimes it is required to verify a particular column for repeated values in MS Excel sheet. It would be similar to the use of distinct clause in SQL statement.



We can use CountIF function to determine repeated values as shown below:


The syntax is: =CountIF (Range, Value to search for) > 1

where Range >> Specified as $A$2:$A$20. It means all cells from Row: 2 to 20 and Column: A.

Value to search for >> Specified as A2. It means value in the cell – A2 should be looked for in above range.


Press Enter. Then drag the value of cell B2 to all other cells below it. System will automatically update the formula and value of the cell. All cells with value = TRUE signifies that corresponding column A values has repetitions in the list.


Utility Tool – Column To Query


Hi All,

Please have a look at new utility – ColumnToSQL.

It is used to convert data from MS Excel columns to below formats:

  • SQL Query. For example – select * from S_org_ext where row_id IN (‘a’,’b’,’c’,’d’……)
  • Siebel Query. For example – In Last Name column, you may query as “= ‘a’ Or =’b’ OR =’c’ OR …….”


Origin Of The Tool

In data migration phase, while loading data for various entities we had fallout records (i.e. Records that failed to load successfully). We needed to re-extract these records. These count of fallout records was generally in hunderds and it used to take huge amount of time to put those Records Ids in the below shown format. Thus I designed ColumnToQuery macro tool.


Presentation and User Guide

For detailed insight and user guide, please download Powerpoint presentation here >> ColumnToQuery – Presentation


Tool Setup

Please download the setup of ColumnToQuery tool here >> ColumnToQuery – Setup