Getting on the Data List
In This Chapter
Setting up a data list in Excel
Entering and editing records in the data list
Sorting records in the data list
Filtering records in the data list
Importing external data into the worksheet
The purpose of all the worksheet tables that I discuss elsewhere in this book has been to perform essential calculations (such as to sum monthly or quarterly sales figures) and then present the information in an understandable form. However, you can create another kind of worksheet table in Excel: a data list (less accurately and more colloquially known as a database table). The purpose of a data list is not so much to calculate new values but rather to store lots and lots of information in a consistent manner. For example, you can create a data list that contains the names and addresses of all your clients, or you can create a list that contains all the essential facts about your employees.
Creating Data Lists
Creating a new data list in a worksheet ...