Data manipulation

Updated: 07/18/2024 by Computer Hope
Data manipulation

Data manipulation is the changing of data to make it easier to read or be more organized. For example, a log of data could be organized in alphabetical order, making individual entries easier to locate. Data manipulation is used on web server logs to allow a website owner to view their most popular pages, and their traffic sources.

Users in the accounting field or similar fields often manipulate data to figure out product costs, sales trends, or potential tax obligations. Stock market analysts are frequently using data manipulation to predict trends in the stock market and how stocks might perform longer term.

Computers may also use data manipulation to display information to users in a more meaningful way, based on code in a program, web page, or data formatting defined by a user.

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