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Mastering Excel® Database Management Tools

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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


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

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

What You Will Learn

  • 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


  • Build and maintain a database with the Form feature


  • 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


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


  • 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


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


  • 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 You Will Benefit

After completing this course, you will understand and be able to apply a variety of Excel data manipulation tools to solve a variety of database analysis and management problems.

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 a single-user license to access a recorded archive of the program for a full year.

Please note that AMA Webinars are designed to provide a one-to-one learning experience for an individual and are not designed to be viewed in a group setting. Program access is available only via the MYAMA account of the registered attendee.

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 the author of Teach Yourself Microsoft Excel 2000 and coauthor of six books on using spreadsheet software.

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Technical Requirements

http://event.on24.com/view/help/ehelp.htmlTo 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

  • Windows 7+ (Microsoft Edge, Latest Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome)
  • Apple Mac OS 10.9+ (*Latest Firefox, Safari, or Chrome)
  • Ubuntu Linux (Firefox only)
  • Android 4.x (Chrome Browser Only)
  • Apple iOs (*Latest version, Safari Browser Only)

* Official support for the "latest" version of a newly released browser, among those noted above, will be added within 8 weeks of public release. Until then, the previous version will continue to be supported instead.

If you are using an unsupported version of a Windows, Mac, or Linux operating system, you may experience difficulty in viewing and/or listening to the event.

Test Your Computer

The audio portion of this AMA web event will be delivered directly through your computer’s speakers or attached headphones. To fully participate in this electronic, interactive, live session, please test your system and review the requirements (or ask your IT department) before the program begins:


Additional Requirements:

  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 512 kbps for meeting attendees
  • In order to access the event, your computer must have cookies and JavaScript enabled. If your operating system currently does not have cookies or JavaScript enabled, contact your network administrator.
  • POP-UP Blockers must be turned off to access the program.

Still need Help? Additional technical information can be found here. You can also view these tips in Spanish and French.

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing!