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Create a Data List in Excel 2003

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Rows are Records
A data record in an Excel table

A data record in an Excel table

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Rows are Records

As mentioned, rows of data, are known as records. When entering records keep these guidelines in mind:

  • Leave no blank rows in the table being created, not even between the headings and the first row of data.

  • A record can contain data about only one specific item.

  • A record must also contain ALL the data in the list about that item. There can't be information about an item in more than one row.

  • To create a list, a table of data needs to contain at least two data records.

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