Excel: Using string functions to manipulate data

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Madi Alexander of Bloomberg Government
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 15 at 9:00am
  • Location: River Oaks B
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Maybe you converted a PDF or imported a table into Excel -- or maybe an agency gave you a poorly formatted file. You can use string functions to reformat your data and get your spreadsheets working for you.

This session is good for: Anyone comfortable with using formulas in Excel.

Speaker Bios

  • Madi Alexander is a data reporter for Bloomberg Government in Washington D.C., where she covers Congress, elections and campaign finance. She is originally from Moore, Oklahoma, and has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. Madi keeps a database of the national parks and historical sites she's visited, which so far is 38. @MadiLAlexander

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