Data entry and types (date, alphanumeric)
The information or data we enter in a cell can be of the following types
The text entries in Excel start with a single inverted quote (‘). The default alignment of a text entry is left. Alphanumeric entries are all taken as text entries.
The numeric entries in Excel start with a number and all the characters in this type should consist of the numbers. The default alignment of the numeric entry is right.
The formula entry in Excel start with a plus (+) sign or an equal to (=) sign.
The date entry in Excel is right aligned, and date when entered will change into the preset date format.