Data validation to help you limit the content of your forms

Uploaded time: August 17, 2022 Difficulty Beginner

Data validation to help you limit the content of your forms

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The key points of this lesson

As we need the help of others to enter a datasheet together, how can we make the collected data formatstandardized and accurate?In this lesson, we've learned how to restrict the cells' contents through Data Validation.

1. What is Data Validation?

Select the cell area and click the Data tab> Validation,  there you can select different conditions in the dialog such as Date, Text length, Whole number, or limit the duplicate values. Through different conditions, you can limit the formats and contents of cells.

2. How to turn on the Error Alert of Data Validation?

If the cell entry rules are limited in advance, it is best to set the corresponding error alert, which can remind you to enter the correct format according to the alert. In the dialog box of Validation, click the Input Message and Error Alert to set the corresponding reminders.

Also, we can circle incorrect data against rules in the table. Select the table area, click the Data tab> Validation> Circle Invalid Data, then you get it.

PS: At the end of this case, we also learned how to create an associated multi-level drop-down menu through the INDIRECT function.

You'll Learn

The basics of WPS Spreadsheet.

The most commonly-used batch processing skills for increasing productivity.

Process large data in WPS Spreadsheet.

Master the popular PivotTables to create dynamic reports.

Nest dynamic formulas, including the IF, VLOOKUP, SUMIF, and MATCH functions to impress your leader.

Acquire skills in improving security, sharing, co-editing, and printing files.

Course Content

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Basics of WPS Spreadsheet

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3592  minutes

This chapter covers some basics about WPS Spreadsheet, including the interface and common format types. You will learn how to enter and process data, customize formats, and make a data table starting from 0.

How to make a table efficiently

6  lectures

3664  minutes

Filter, Search, locate and View are all the basics in a table. Do you really know how to use them? Knowing how they work can help you make tables quicker. This chapter covers the usage of "Text to Columns" and "Split and Merge." These two tools will boost your productivity by more than thrice.

Most commonly-used Formula Skills

5  lectures

3471  minutes

80% of beginners think that functions are too much for entry-level. They can't remember the syntaxes, make mistakes all the time, and make tables manually. A few key functions can solve most of the working issues. This chapter covers the statistical functions SUM and SUMIF; logical functions IF ,AND, OR; time function DATEIF and NETWORKDAYS; And the magical power of the VLOOKUP function.


2  lectures

1329  minutes

This chapter covers the basics of PivotTables and PivotCharts. You can immediately apply what you've learned to your work in real cases. You can also learn how to create and beautify the dynamic PivotTables, thus impressing your leader.

Data Visualization

6  lectures

3709  minutes

Charts have advantages in presenting data. This chapter covers the usages of conditional format, column charts, line charts, pie charts, combo charts, and sparklines. You can learn how to pick charts for various situations. There are also useful strategies to beautify your chart and make it more appealing.

Security and Painting

3  lectures

1896  minutes

This chapter focuses on three things: how to protect the security and privacy of sheets, how to share, collaborate and track changes in the table; how to solve typical printing issues at work.

You'll Get

  • 300+ Mins Videos
  • 100+ Real Cases
  • 40+ Practice Files


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