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Newbie, Question Regarding Function

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    Question Newbie, Question Regarding Function

    Hello. I use Mappoint 2009 to plot some data points for work. Currently, I have a different map for each week that I need to track. Eventaully, I would like to be able to have one map for the week, one to keep track of the month, and a running total for the year. Is this possible to do on one map (only show certain data sets) or do I need a new map for each week, and simply update the month and year by hand? Thanks in advance for any tips you can give!

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    Re: Newbie, Question Regarding Function

    If you keep your data in a database table, you can just set up queries for the periods of interest. In Excel, you could use named ranges.

    Mike Mattys

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    Re: Newbie, Question Regarding Function

    I am confused about how to do that. I just been putting a pushpin on the map by searching for addresses. (I need to plot roughly 60 points a week). Is there a site that will walk me through how to use a database for entry? The tutorial in the program does not explain it very well. Thanks for the help!

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    Re: Newbie, Question Regarding Function

    Cadet,

    Open Excel - you have Excel, yes? - and enter the label for each column in the first row:
    Name, Address, City, State, Zip

    Enter your data below each column label for each point.
    Hint: Type a name into the tab at the bottom of the sheet so you know what is there.

    Save the Excel somewhere and close Excel.

    Open MapPoint and use MapPoint's data import wizard to select the file and the name of the sheet you want to import.

    You should read the MapPoint Help.

    Mike Mattys

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    Re: Newbie, Question Regarding Function

    Thanks a lot. I tried reading the help, and I was still confused. I tried it using the steps you listed, and it went a it smoother. I have a lot of learning to do! Thanks again.

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