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Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Data
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Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Data

with Dennis Taylor

Video: Welcome

(bright music) Hi, I'm Dennis Taylor, and welcome to Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Data. This course is designed to confront the myriad of problems associated with stream-lining your data by providing you with quick, easy-to-use solutions. First, we'll look at how to readjust column and row placement, the simple dragging techniques for easy viewing of all your data. Then we'll examine how to transpose and adjust data using tools like the Replace and Substitute functions, the Text to Columns command, and the new Flash Fill feature.
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  1. 1m 16s
    1. Welcome
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      23s
  2. 12m 53s
    1. Moving and inserting rows and columns of data with a simple drag
      3m 6s
    2. Transposing row-column layouts into column-row layouts
      3m 11s
    3. Using Sort to eliminate empty rows and columns
      6m 36s
  3. 19m 46s
    1. Replacing data with the Replace command and SUBSTITUTE function
      4m 32s
    2. Dealing with special characters, wildcards, and the REPLACE function
      6m 59s
    3. Removing leading single quotes
      6m 1s
    4. Removing trailing minus signs while converting data to negative values
      2m 14s
  4. 24m 43s
    1. Splitting unusual date formats into columns
      7m 39s
    2. Using the Text to Columns command for selected date formats
      2m 43s
    3. Using the DATEVALUE and TIMEVALUE functions
      3m 15s
    4. Converting between time units: Day/hour, year/day, etc.
      5m 40s
    5. Converting to and from Julian dates
      5m 26s
  5. 12m 54s
    1. Converting text data to values
      3m 29s
    2. Using error-checking options to convert text data to values
      3m 3s
    3. Adding leading zeros
      6m 22s
  6. 9m 21s
    1. Correcting multiple misspellings
      3m 20s
    2. Creating data-entry shortcuts via the AutoCorrect feature
      6m 1s
  7. 38m 31s
    1. Using text functions
      4m 28s
    2. Filling in missing title information
      7m 28s
    3. Combining data via concatenation and Flash Fill
      11m 16s
    4. Splitting data into multiple columns with Text to Columns
      8m 13s
    5. Understanding Text to Columns and Flash Fill differences
      7m 6s
  8. 35s
    1. Next steps
      35s

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Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Data
1h 59m Appropriate for all Jul 07, 2014

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Need to get data from a business-management system file, database software, text file, or poorly designed Excel worksheet into optimal shape for Excel 2013? This course can help. Dennis Taylor explores the functions, commands, and techniques in Excel that restructure data, remove unwanted characters, convert data into the desired format, and prepare data for efficient analysis. He'll cover adjusting row and column placement; transposing data with Replace and Substitute functions, the Text to Columns command, and the new Flash Fill; and formatting and converting text, numbers, and other values.

Topics include:
  • Moving or inserting rows and columns of data with a simple drag
  • Transposing row-column layouts into column-row layouts
  • Replacing data at the character level
  • Dealing with special characters and wildcards during search and replace
  • 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 or Flash Fill
Subjects:
Business Data Analysis Spreadsheets
Software:
Excel Office Office 365
Author:
Dennis Taylor

Welcome

(bright music) Hi, I'm Dennis Taylor, and welcome to Cleaning Up Your Excel 2013 Data. This course is designed to confront the myriad of problems associated with stream-lining your data by providing you with quick, easy-to-use solutions. First, we'll look at how to readjust column and row placement, the simple dragging techniques for easy viewing of all your data. Then we'll examine how to transpose and adjust data using tools like the Replace and Substitute functions, the Text to Columns command, and the new Flash Fill feature.

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 and Value to Text conversions. So let's get started with cleaning up your Excel 2013 data.

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