Excel Data Management Tools
Webinar ID: 501365
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Microsoft says that up to 70% of users surveyed use Excel to maintain a database or large lists. To be truly proficient in Excel, you must be familiar with these tools to manage data efficiently.
It’s all the more important as data collection has become more automated and you’re getting swamped with tons of data. But what can you do with all that data? You need to know how to re-arrange the data (sort), see just what you want to see (filter), create quick summaries (subtotals), restructure fields containing too much data (using Flash Fill tool and Text to Columns features) and eliminate redundant records. If you are setting up new lists, you need to know the powerful validation tools that keep out bad data from the start and how to drastically reduce data entry with drop-down clickable lists.
Why should you Attend:
Master the tools of Data Management – Sorting, Automatic Subtotals, and Filtering, as well as other techniques that provide clarity and quick answers so that you can understand your data better and faster.
You can do more with Microsoft Excel worksheets than just calculate data you can tackle powerful data management needs with ease too! With just a bit of know-how, you can take advantage of the power of Excel to validate data, sort data (based on content, color, or icon), insert automatic subtotals, filter the data to see just what you need to see, restructure columnar data that has been improperly grouped, eliminate duplicate records in a flash, and use powerful expanded functions to analyze the data in any list, regardless of size.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- Learn the fastest, most efficient ways to sort data; sort by content, by color, or based on the order of data in a custom list; sort in random order or by re-arranging columns left-to-right
- Re-structure improperly grouped columnar data with Flash Fill or the Text to Columns feature
- Master the myriad ways of filtering data to display just the data you need
- Eliminate duplicate records from a large database
- Insert a row of subtotals in a sorted list without tediously creating new rows and formulas
- Create drop-down lists to accelerate data entry, with improved accuracy and consistency
- Convert lists into tables – gain easier data-handling and enhanced visual features
- Learn valuable functions that help you understand your data - COUNTIF, SUMIF, and more
- Learn how to use the new UNIQUE function to extract unique data from a list
- Learn how to use the new FILTER function to extract filtered data from a list while leaving the source data untouched
- Learn how to use the new SORT and SORTBY functions to create sorted lists of data while leaving the source list unaltered
- Any Excel user who deals with large lists needs these tools and techniques to effectively manage the lists and become more productive. Nearly all Excel users, except for those just getting started, are candidates for this webinar
Dennis Taylor has worked extensively with Microsoft Excel since the mid-1990s. He's traveled the United States and Canada presenting seminars and classes to help attendees unlock the full potential of Excel.
Accomplishments: Dennis has authored and presented nearly 700 webinars on various Excel topics in the past 11 years. He has also produced numerous Excel courses on video, CD, and DVD and has taught more than 500 seminars and over 5,000 classes on the subject. Dennis is the author/presenter of over 200 hours of online Excel courses available at LinkedIn Learning. Dennis also authored Teach Yourself Microsoft Office 2000 and coauthored five other titles in this field.
He's taught for numerous corporations, government agencies and colleges and universities, including: Northrop-Grumman, Raytheon, Levi Strauss, Chevron, BP, IBM, Apple, Driscoll's, Amgen, AT&T, Qwest, Anheuser-Busch, Starz-Encore, University of Phoenix, University of Colorado, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Land Management, Great-West Life Insurance, Texaco, Lexmark, Time-Warner, Environmental Protection Agency, National Seminars, and the Cities of Denver, Boulder, Longmont, and Westminster, CO.