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Mastering Excel® Database Management Tools

Price: $149

Overview

 

Time-Saving Shortcuts for Sorting, Filtering, and More…

Excel users who build and maintain database-like worksheets need to manage their data efficiently and they need to optimize their use of Excel’s many powerful and easy-to-use database commands and techniques. These are critical to anyone who maintains an Excel database. This course explores those features needed to modify, build, and manage an Excel database, including: validating data, using the Table feature, sorting, adding automatic subtotals, filtering, using the Advanced Filter (for complex filtering), and database analysis functions.

For 90-minutes, Excel expert Dennis Taylor will lead you through a full array of powerful and easy-to-use database commands and methods critical to effectively working with Excel databases.

In this webinar, you will learn how to improve your Excel database skills so that you can better summarize info-making better, more-informed business decisions. For example, you’ll discover:

  •  Easy-to-use methods to build and manage your database
  •  Specialized database functions that simplify your job
  •  Techniques to sort and filter data in order to identify business trends
  •  Tips and tricks to validate your data and guarantee accuracy

Schedule

We have 1 webinar(s) available starting between 2/7/2013 - 2/7/2013

Date Location Time Attendees  
Feb 7, 2013 Online Webinar On Demand
For assistance registering more than 4  people, please call 1-877-566-9441.

What You Will Learn

 

DATA VALIDATION

  • Restrict cell content by forcing users to pick entries from a pick list
  • Restrict cell content by value, text, or data/time
  • Restrict cell content by formula
  • Use auditing tools to check the validity of existing data

DATA FORM

  • Build and maintain a database with the Form feature

SORTING

  • Use multiple-key sorts from the menu or from button commands
  • Sort based on rearranging rows or rearranging columns
  • Sort based on cell color, font color, or icon; sort in random order
  • Sort text data based on customized lists—override alphabetical order
  • How to get rid of extra spaces that prevent matching and sorting

CREATING AUTOMATIC SUBTOTALS WITH THE SUBTOTALS COMMAND

  • Set up single and multiple-level subtotals
  • Expand and collapse displays quickly with grouping and outlining symbols

USING POWERFUL FILTERING TOOLS TO VIEW JUST THE DATA YOU WANT TO SEE

  • Set up filtering to see and print a subset of data
  • Create compound selection criteria for filtering data
  • Use Excel’s greatly expanded special filtering tools for Text, Number, and Date fields
  • Use the Advanced Filter to overcome limitations of standard filtering; use complex criteria

OTHER DATA TOOLS

  • Use the Text to Columns command to split data into multiple columns
  • Use the Remove Duplicates command to eliminate redundant records

DATABASE ANALYSIS TOOLS

  • Using SUMIF and COUNTIF and related functions for quick data analysis

Please note: The presenter will be demonstrating these methods and techniques using Excel 2010.

How Do AMA Webinars Work?

AMA Webinars provide you with a cost-effective and convenient way to boost your know-how. You can participate in the comfort of your office without the need for travel costs and time.

Because the Webinar is live, you can ask our expert questions via online chat during the program. In addition, we will be sending you pre-work approximately one day before the program date via email. Please register early to get these materials which will help guide your learning process!

In addition, paid registrants will have access to an archive of the program for one year so you can turn to it again and again to refresh your memory.

Please note that AMA Webinars are designed to provide a learning experience for individual attendees with interactive features that might not be appropriate for group participation.

This webinar does not qualify for CEU credits.

*Microsoft, Excel, and PivotTables are registered trademarks of Microsoft.

About the Presenters

Dennis Taylor is an author and highly-respected computer trainer and facilitator, specializing in Excel. His focus is on those spreadsheet and database techniques that improve business efficiency and productivity. He has taught over 250 Excel seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada, thousands of classes, and over 100 webinars. He has recorded over 50 different Excel training courses. Taylor is author of Teach Yourself Microsoft Excel 2000 and coauthor of six books on using spreadsheet software.

 

Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE, 2000, XP, Windows VistaTM Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, or Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit editions)

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
  • Netscape Navigator 7.1
  • AOL 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4)

  • Safari 1.1 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Linux

  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Solaris

  • Mozilla 1.7 or higher

Additional Requirements:

  • Macromedia Flash Player 8 or higher
  • Macromedia Flash Player 9 or higher for Linux and Solaris
  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 56 kb/sec

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing! Dial-up connectors - please allow more time.