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Excel Magic Trick #184: Setup Database in Excel

See how to create a simple database in Excel using the List or Table feature.
A simple database can be created in Excel using the Excel 2003 "List" feature or the Excel 2007 "Table" feature.
Fields names must be in first row (no blanks).
Records are in rows (no blanks).
Other data in the sheet cannot be next to the Table/List (at least one blank row or column between other data and the Table/List
Keyboard shortcuts: Excel 2003 List: Ctrl + L. Excel 2007 Table: Ctrl + T.
The ranges are dynamic: formulas, pivot tables, charts will all automatically update

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