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Unformatted text preview: off the list • All groups MUST be formed by October 4! – – OMIS2000- Week 4: Quantitative Data Analysis Approaches; Gathering, Collecting and Organizing Data Table/List One thing that we see pretty much every Excel user doing with some frequency is working with tables/lists. Tables/lists can mean different things to different people so let us briefly define what we think of when we use the words table/list. • A list is a collection of data arranged in columns and rows. • Each column of a list is called a field. • Each row is called a record. • The first row in a list is called the label row and helps in identifying each column. Example: Sales spreadsheet Entering Data • Begin by creating a column (with labels for column headings) for each field • Adding a record is as simple as typing in another row • You can always work directly with the data as entered, but sometimes it is advantageous to formally define the range as a TABLE in Excel (we will do this later today…) Error Management - Data Validation 34 Excel Notes Jessica Gahtan OMIS2000 Specify and correct the kind of data that can be entered Specify an input message alerting users when they click a cell that only specific types of data can be entered in that cell • Specify error messages, which appear when others persist and attempt to enter incorrect data Data validation enables you to control the data that can be entered into a cell. It warns and prevents people from entering “wrong” data in a cell. Figure 8.25 displays the Data Validation dialog box and the Settings tab. • • • Specify the type of data that a user can enter, display an input message specifying a message, and display custom error messages when users enter invalid data. • To specify data validation criteria, click Data Validation in the Data Tools group on the Data tab...
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