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In this course, author Dennis Taylor shows how to use Excel for creating a simple database. The course explains the limits of Excel as a data management tool and spells out the design considerations for creating a database. It also demonstrates using tables to simplify database creation as well as the Form and Data Validation tools to manage data.
Upon completion of this course, you may want to check out additional courses available at lynda.com. For related courses, there's Cleaning Up Your Excel Data and also Managing and Analyzing Data in Excel. For a review of basic Excel functions, take a look at Excel 2010 Essentials. And if you want to become a more proficient user of this powerful software, check out the Excel 2010 Power Shortcuts course. And check back from time to time for additional courses added to this series.
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