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You can create a data entry form in Microsoft Excel without using VBA or even recording a macro. If those terms don’t mean anything to you, don’t worry. You won’t need to learn them. Excel has a hidden tool you can use to make dreaded data entry fast and easy. Using a data entry form lets you view one record at a time while entering the data, but also makes it easy to analyze multiple records in a tabular format.
1. Open an Excel file.
2. Place the Form tool in your Quick Access Toolbar.
3. Click the Form command to bring up the data entry form view (no other step is needed for this).
4. Use the Find Prev and Find Next buttons to analyze your data one row at a time.
To use the data entry form, simply put the data in the following format:
You can add the Forms… command to Excel’s Quick Access Menu for convenient usage. Here’s how to do that:
Here are some quick tips for navigating the data block created by your entries.