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Setting Up a Database in Excel 2013
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Setting Up a Database in Excel 2013

with Dennis Taylor

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Hi, I'm Dennis Taylor and welcome to Setting Up a Database in Excel 2013. In this course I'll show you the best techniques for structuring data efficiently and coherently, how to display your data as a table for enhanced visual and content control, and how to use the form feature for viewing data on a record by record basis. And I'll also show you the powerful data validation command, so you'll be assured that your data will be entered accurately and with speed, particularly with its powerful pick list technique.

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Setting Up a Database in Excel 2013
49m 24s Intermediate Jul 02, 2014

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Excel isn't just for flat files. You can use it to create a simple database and get even more insights into your data. Join author Dennis Taylor and learn how to create 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 with it. Dennis also shows how to simplify database creation with tables and manage data with the Form and Data Validation tools.

Topics include:
  • Understanding database-design concerns like large lists
  • Converting data into tables
  • Working with formulas
  • Using slicers to facilitate table filtering
  • Using the Form tool to build and view data
  • Using data validation to restrict data entries
Subjects:
Business Spreadsheets Databases
Software:
Excel Office Office 365
Author:
Dennis Taylor

Welcome

Hi, I'm Dennis Taylor and welcome to Setting Up a Database in Excel 2013. In this course I'll show you the best techniques for structuring data efficiently and coherently, how to display your data as a table for enhanced visual and content control, and how to use the form feature for viewing data on a record by record basis. And I'll also show you the powerful data validation command, so you'll be assured that your data will be entered accurately and with speed, particularly with its powerful pick list technique.

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