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Excel 2010: Data Validation in Depth
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Excel 2010: Data Validation in Depth

with Dennis Taylor

Video: Welcome

Hi, I am Dennis Taylor, and welcome to Excel 2010: Data Validation in Depth. If you need your data to be accurate and you want to enter it quickly, then this is the right course for you. I'll be showing you how to limit the types of numbers you can enter, and how to set up error and warning messages. We will look at dropdown lists as a way to ensure valid data entry and save a lot of typing effort, and we will examine methods for controlling the entry of date/ time information, as well as limiting the length of text entries.

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Excel 2010: Data Validation in Depth
59m 45s Intermediate Feb 28, 2011

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In Excel 2010: Data Validation in Depth, author Dennis Taylor shows how to use the data validation tools in Excel to control how users can input data into workbooks and ensure data is entered consistently and accurately. The course covers creating dropdown lists, preventing duplicate entries, and controlling the format of numeric data, dates and times, and text entered into worksheets. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:
  • Testing for whole numbers and decimals
  • Using the input message box
  • Sequencing and placing lists
  • Creating multi-tiered lists
  • Setting date and time limitations
  • Limiting text length
  • Locating data validation rules
Subjects:
Business Data Analysis
Software:
Excel Office
Author:
Dennis Taylor

Welcome

Hi, I am Dennis Taylor, and welcome to Excel 2010: Data Validation in Depth. If you need your data to be accurate and you want to enter it quickly, then this is the right course for you. I'll be showing you how to limit the types of numbers you can enter, and how to set up error and warning messages. We will look at dropdown lists as a way to ensure valid data entry and save a lot of typing effort, and we will examine methods for controlling the entry of date/ time information, as well as limiting the length of text entries.

These are quick and easy ways to greatly increase data accuracy. Let's get to it with Excel 2010 Data Validation in Depth.

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