In an excel spreadsheet there are three basic types of data that can be entered:

- Constants – a number, a constant value
- Labels – text with no numerical value
- Formulas – aÂ mathematicalÂ equation used to to calculate; all formulas begin with =

Examples:

Data Type |
Description |
Example |

Constants | Any number | 23 or 10.5 or -75 |

Labels | Name or Days or Month | Anything that is just text |

Formula | Math Equation | =10/2 or =match(A2,$C:$D,0) |