Accessing and Analyzing Data With Microsoft Excel by Paul Cornell

By Paul Cornell

Observe how one can use Microsoft Excel and different Microsoft place of work instruments to entry and examine the knowledge in spreadsheets, databases, and transaction processing structures for greater company selection making.

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A full treatment of XML is beyond the scope of this book. However, you need to know a few simple XML concepts before you can analyze XML data: Elements and Attributes Elements are the building blocks of XML data. Elements have names, may contain data values, and may be related to other elements. Elements can also carry descriptive information called attributes. Elements and attributes are described by using a special series of symbols. These symbols specify where the information within an element or attribute starts and ends.

Fields are separated into their most basic parts. For instance, instead of a Complete Address field, create separate fields that are named Street Address, City, State (or Province or Region), and Zip (or Postal) Code. This makes data analysis tasks such as sorting and filtering much easier. Working with Relational and Multidimensional Data Data appears not only in data lists, but also in tables, groups of records separated by characters (such as a comma), and so on. When a group of data records (for example a single data list, a data table, or a file of character-separated data values) exists on its own without relying on another group of data records, the data is said to be nonrelational.

On the Data menu, click Subtotals. 4. In the At Each Change In list, select Gold Customer Name. 5. In the Add Subtotal To list, select the Nights Booked and Total Room Service options. 6. Click OK. 7. Click outline button 2 to display subtotals by nights booked and total room service. Compare your results with Figure 3-20. Figure 3-20: Subtotals displayed by nights booked and total room service. Another helpful data analysis task to perform with lists is to quickly display simple function results in the Excel status bar for selected cell groups.

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