Data Tools in Microsoft Excel are simply tools which make it easy to manipulate data. Some of them are intended to save you time by extracting or joining data and others perform complex calculations. This lesson covers the most commonly used Data Tools.
As you work with Excel, you may find that you repeat certain operations frequently. Instead of performing each step of the operation, you can create a macro that stores these steps. You can then run the macro, or let Excel perform the steps for you, saving you both time and effort.