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Tuesday, May 17 • 9:30am - 10:45am
32AH Accelerate Your Excel!

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Are you intimidated by spreadsheets? Do you use Excel for the basics, but know you could be so much more productive with it if only you knew how? Do you cringe when other business people within your company ask for data in spreadsheet form? Excel is a wonderful tool, especially when paired with the IBM i! It's incredibly powerful, and can save you lots of time.

This session will begin with the basics and then progress through more advanced Excel topics such as functions, pivot tables, and array formulas. Using real life examples, you'll see how these new skills will help you in your career. Finally, we'll review powerful methods of pulling data from your IBM i directly into Excel spreadsheets! You'll even leave with sample code you can leverage within Excel to give you one click access to run an SQL statement from your desktop and have the results returned in a spreadsheet.

Learning Objectives: After participating in this session, attendees should have the skills and techniques to:


  • Understand the benefits of using Excel

  • Use spreadsheets to improve your own productivity as well as that of your company

  • Pull data from your IBM i directly into a spreadsheet in a varity of ways



This is session 590517

Speakers
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Steve Wolk

CTO, PC Richard & Son
Steven Wolk is the CTO for PC Richard & Son, a 108 year old family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance, electronics, and mattress superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Steve's deep background in retail began on the sales floor while in college, and he's applied those... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Grand Salon 3&6 | First Floor
  • Session Content Level All
  • Operating System IBMi
  • Audience: Anyone who has ever had to work with a spreadsheet will benefit from the skills gained during this session. We will start with the basics, but even experienced Excel users will find useful information in this session.

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