Microsoft Excel

2.1 Opening Microsoft Excel 2.2 Microsoft Excel Startup Screen 2.4 Introduction to the Excel Interface 2.5 Customizing the Excel Quick Access Toolbar 2.6 More on the Excel Interface 2.7 Understanding the Structure of an Excel Workbook 2.8 Saving an Excel Document 2.9 Opening an Existing Excel Document 2.10 Common Excel Shortcut Keys 3.1 Entering Text to Create Spreadsheet Titles 3.2 Working with Numeric Data in Excel 3.3 Entering Date Values in Excel 3.4 Working with Cell References 3.5 Creating Basic Formulas in Excel 3.6 Relative Versus Absolute Cell References in Formulas 3.7 Understanding the Order of Operation 4.1 The structure of an Excel Function 4.2 Working with the SUM() Function – Excel 4.3 Working with the MIN() and MAX() Functions 4.4 Working with the AVERAGE() Function 4.5 Working with the COUNT() Function 4.6 Adjacent Cells Error in Excel Calculations 4.7 Using the AutoSum Command 4.8 Excel’s AutoSum Shortcut Key 4.9 Using the AutoFill Command to Copy Formulas 5.1 Moving and Copying Data in an Excel Worksheet 5.2. Inserting and Deleting Rows and Columns 5.3. Changing the Width and Height of Cells 5.4 Hiding and Unhiding Excel Rows and Columns 5.5 Renaming an Excel Worksheet 5.6. Deleting an Excel Worksheet 5.7 Moving and Copying an Excel Worksheet 6.1 Working with Font Formatting Commands 6.2. Changing the Background Color of a Cell 6.3. Adding Borders to Cells 6.4. Formatting Data as Currency Values 6.5. Formatting Percentages 6.6. Using Excel’s Format Painter 6.7. Creating Styles to Format Data 6.8. Merging and Centering Cells 6.9. Using Conditional Formatting 7.1 Inserting Images and Shapes into an Excel Worksheet 7.2 Inserting Shapes In Excel 7.3 Formatting Excel Shapes 7.4. Working with Excel SmartArt 8.1. Creating an Excel Column Chart 8.2. Working with the Excel Chart Ribbon 8.3. Adding and Modifying Data on an Excel Chart 8.4. Formatting an Excel Chart 8.5. Moving a Chart to another Worksheet 8.6. Working with Excel Pie Charts 9.1. Viewing your Document in Print Preview 9.2. Changing the Margins, Scaling and Orientation 9.3 Adding Header and Footer Content 9.4 Printing a Specific Range of Cells 10.1. Intro to Excel Templates 10.3. Opening an Existing Template 10.4. Creating a Custom Template 13.1 Understanding Excel List Structure 13.2 Sorting a List Using Single Level Sort 13.3 Sorting a List Using Multi-Level Sorts 13.4 Using Custom Sorts in an Excel List 13.5 Filter an Excel List Using the AutoFilter Tool 13.6 Creating Subtotals in a List 13.7 Format a List as a Table 13.8 Using Conditional Formatting to Find Duplicates 13.9 Removing Duplicates in Excel 14.1 Excel DSUM Function Single Criteria 14.2 Excel DSUM Function with OR Criteria 14.3 Excel DSUM Function with AND Criteria 14.4 Excel Function: DAVERAGE() 14.5 Excel Function: DCOUNT() 14.6 Excel Function: SUBTOTAL() 15.1 Creating an Excel Data Validation List 15.2 Excel Decimal Data Validation 15.3 Adding a Custom Excel Data Validation Error 15.4 Dynamic Formulas by Using Excel Data Validation Techniques 16.1 Importing Data from Text Files into Excel 16.2 Excel 2019

16.1 Importing Data from Text Files into Excel

You may have data from other sources such as text files, CSV files databases.

Whether that’s an Access database or some other database in the back end maybe it’s a web page that you want to build a pull data from.

But you’ve got external data that you now want to import and work with inside of Microsoft Excel.

One of the most common sources to import data from, we’re going to take a look at importing from a text file or a CSV file, really the imports the same for both.

In this instance we’re going to be importing data from a tab delimited text file.

I’m going to show you what the text file looks like. I going to open it up on my computer and the need of application in this case Notepad.

Microsoft changed the way that imports happen from various sources in the new editions of Microsoft Excel.

Now inside the newer releases and like I said I’m actually open up the text file in front of you, I’ve got one called sales data text import and this is what it looks like.

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I’ve got column headers along the top rows the records down below and each column is separated by a tab on keyboard. Ultimately that tab delimiter is going to help Excel identify the data and how it should be structured inside and document where the column breaks should take place and so on. this is tab delimited but another very common one is a comma separated document where each column or each value will be separated by a comma.

There’s actually several different types of delimiter and we’ll actually see that as we start to import data.

I’m going to go to Data tab and I’m going to find the Get External Data (Get & transform data) section which has all of your import options here.

Ultimately once we start importing this is going to take us into Excel Power query where we can ultimately do some additional transforming of the data or you can just start to load it and dump it directly into Excel.

Go to Data tab-> From Text-> Select text file -> then select Import

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Select My data has headers if your data contain header, click Next

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At Delimiters, check on your separator data, click Next

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Select column data format, then click Finish

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Then Click OK

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Now I can start calculating it sorting or filtering it creating pivot tables whatever I need to do all based off of that text file that we saw earlier.