Sinara Blog Archive

Month: September 2014

Sinara at 25: the rise of the internet (1997 to 1999)

In 2014, Sinara Consultants are celebrating our 25th anniversary. This is the 4th blog in a series to mark this significant milestone, and covers our initial steps into product development and the opportunities presented by the rise of the information superhighway. 1997 Our client base expanded, most notably with an injection of blue-blood as we carried (more…)


Dynamically Generating Excel Workbooks

Recently, developers here at Sinara have built a number of applications that have involved dynamically generating large numbers of Excel spreadsheets from database tables. In some cases, the spreadsheets had simple layouts, with just raw numbers in cells, whilst others had more sophisticated formatting and charts. In addition to the core functionality, the performance of the (more…)