Listware for Excel:Business Coder Tutorial
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After you install Listware and set your License Key, you are ready to use Listware. Follow along with the steps below to perform a sample cleansing on a data set with Business Coder.
Open a Spreadsheet
Open a spreadsheet containing your data in Excel.
Select Business Coder
Select the Listware Ribbon followed by the Business Coder button.
The Business Coder panel will open.
Choose what data you want to use by click-dragging a box around it and clicking the 'Select Data to Process' button.
Once your data has been selected, click 'next' to move on to the Cleansing Operations step.
Choose which options you require.
For more information on Melissa Data Credits, please see Credit Costs.
Click 'next' to continue on to the Input Columns step.
Specify the input columns you want to process.
For example, if your data has Company, Address, City, State, ZIP, and Phone, you should map these columns by selecting the column in the drop-down boxes next to its corresponding column.
Once your input columns have been mapped, click 'next' to continue on to the Output Columns step.
Specify what data you want to output.
Once your output data has been chosen, click 'next' to continue to the Reporting step.
Specify if you want a report created and the contents of that report.
When processing is completed, you have the option of having a new sheet created and inserted immediately following the processed sheet. This reporting sheet will contain statistics and settings summarizing the processing run.
Once you choose what reports you want, click 'next' to continue to the Review Settings step.
Review and finalize your settings.
If there are any warnings, they will be listed here. These will need to be resolved before you can process the data.
Click 'Process!' to begin processing your file. A progress bar will be displayed.
Note: It is strongly recommended that you refrain from editing your spreadsheet while Listware is processing.
Once processing is complete you can 'Map' the data points, 'Restart', or 'Close' the process.
- Map will map the data points on a web page.
- Restart will run the process again.
- Close will close the side bar.
If you chose to create a report in Reporting, you will have a Listware Reporting sheet you can navigate to in your excel book.
Here you will see a detailed breakdown of your data and the cleansing process.
When you are satisfied with your data, use the Excel menu to save your spreadsheet.