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Cleaning Up Your Excel 2010 Data
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Cleaning Up Your Excel 2010 Data

with Dennis Taylor

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Hi! I am Dennis Taylor, and I'm pleased to present Cleaning Up Your Excel Data. This course designed to confront the myriad of problems associated with streamlining your data by providing quick, easy-to-use solutions. First we'll look at how to re-adjust column row placement with simple dragging techniques for easy viewing all of your data. Then we'll examine how to transpose and adjust data using tools like Find and Replace, and Text to Columns, and we'll also look at how to take full advantage of powerful text functions to deal with unwanted spacing and formatting issues, as well as text-to-value or value-to-text Conversions.

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Cleaning Up Your Excel 2010 Data
1h 26m Appropriate for all Nov 01, 2011

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In this course, Dennis Taylor explores the functions, commands, and techniques in Excel that restructure data, remove unwanted characters, convert date data into the desired format, and prepare data for efficient analysis. This course helps get data from a business management system file, other database software, a text file, or a poorly designed Excel worksheet into optimal shape for working with in Excel.

Topics include:
  • Moving or inserting rows and columns of data with a simple drag
  • Using Text to Columns
  • Harnessing the Find and Replace command to replace data at the character level
  • Dealing with special characters and wildcards during search
  • Converting dates with text functions
  • Converting text data to values/numbers
  • Checking and correcting spelling mistakes
  • Splitting data into multiple columns via the Text to Columns feature
  • Combining data from different columns via concatenation
Subjects:
Business Spreadsheets Databases
Software:
Excel
Author:
Dennis Taylor

Welcome

Hi! I am Dennis Taylor, and I'm pleased to present Cleaning Up Your Excel Data. This course designed to confront the myriad of problems associated with streamlining your data by providing quick, easy-to-use solutions. First we'll look at how to re-adjust column row placement with simple dragging techniques for easy viewing all of your data. Then we'll examine how to transpose and adjust data using tools like Find and Replace, and Text to Columns, and we'll also look at how to take full advantage of powerful text functions to deal with unwanted spacing and formatting issues, as well as text-to-value or value-to-text Conversions.

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