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# Project 1

Creating a Three
Dimensional
Jason C. H.Workspace
Chen, Ph.D.
Professor of
Management Information
Systems
Gonzaga University
Spokane, WA 99258, USA
Chen@gonzaga.edu

Excel Skills

Create a list of data
Create a template
Create a workspace
Delete worksheets
Edit a template
Insert workbooks based upon a template
to a new workbook
Rename worksheet tabs
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Key Terms

Data integrity

## A theoretical construct emphasizing the accuracy of

data in a worksheet by minimizing redundant
instances of data in multiple worksheets. You can use
3-D linking and consolidation formulas to minimize
data redundancy, and thereby improve data integrity.

## A formula containing a 3-D reference that displays

data from a specific cell in a worksheet or workbook.
3-D references are updated automatically whenever
the source data changes.

Key Terms

Redundant data

## Data that appears in more than one location in a

worksheet, workbook, or workspace. Conceptually,
data redundancy is inversely related to data
integrity - the more you minimize redundant data,
the greater the integrity of your data.

Template

## A workbook you create and then use as the basis

for other similar workbooks. You can create
templates for workbooks and worksheets.
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Key Terms

Workspace

## A special file in Excel that saves

such as their locations, window sizes, and
screen positions. When you open a
workspace file by using the Open
opens each workbook saved in the
workspace.

Objectives

## Apply seven steps for designing

electronic workbooks to a specific
workbook solution
Create a list of products by copying data
from a web page
Create an Excel template
Edit an Excel template by adding 3-D
references to cells in another workbook
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Objectives

## Insert worksheets based upon an Excel

template into a new workbook
Define a worksheet structure using text
labels and apply basic formatting
Enter linking formulas to display the list
of products in the Sales Summary
worksheet
Save multiple workbooks as a workspace
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Excel Workbooks
7. Print and
Distribute

1. Determine
the purpose

6. Create
Charts

2. Enter
Text

5. Test the
Worksheet

3. Enter
Numbers
4.
Construct
Formulas

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Developing Excel
Workbooks

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Excel Techniques

## Use of Fill Handle (EX 27)

Save as Template (EX 28)
Borders drop-down list (EX 37)

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Running Case

## Selections, Inc. is a national department

store chain with retail stores throughout
Upper management is considering
launching a web-based e-commerce
initiative to market products directly.
The Finance Department wants to see
how Excel might be used to track
quarterly sales.
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Application

## Prototype Microsoft Excel workbook

summarizing the sales of inventory
items from five departments for the five
most productive stores in the following
cities: Boston, Dallas, Denver,
Indianapolis, and Seattle.

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Project 1 Challenge

## Mr. Traylor wants you to design an Excel

solution that minimizes redundant data.
The products must be listed in a
workbook that can be modified
independently from the sales data.
Sales data for each store must include
the first through fourth quarters sales
figures for each product by store, as well
as the annual sales.
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Project 1 Challenge

## Must have a separate worksheet that

summarizes the total sales of each
product by store, sorted by annual
sales.

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Solution Structure

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## Two files you should create

Products.xls
Selections Prototype.xls (not template
file since it will be saved in ..\templates\
(they do not contain any data)

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Project 1
Creating a Three Dimensional
Workspace