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VanArsdel Overview

Please review this information carefully. VanArsdel sales data will be used throughout the course, especially in the lab exercises.


VanArsdel is a company that manufactures and sells sporting goods. The company has offices in the United States and several other countries. Its sales are comprised of US sales and international sales. VanArsdel’s sales come from its own manufactured products, as well as other manufacturers’ products.

VanArsdel’s Canada office has sent you their sales dashboard for the year 2015 up to the end of June, in the form of an Excel file.

The company uses a logical operator in the column/field named VanArsdel to track whether sales come from their manufactured products or other manufacturers’ products. The logic operators use includes a ‘Y’ (for Yes) to represent a record (a row in the table) of a sales transaction for a VanArsdel manufactured product, and an ‘N’ (for No) to represent a record of a sales transaction for another manufacturer’s product.

Move onto the next step to access this file in the lab. You will use it to review VanArsdel’s sales in Canada.

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