data entry



Direct input of data in the appropriate data fields of a database, through the use of a human data-input device such as a keyboard, mouse, stylus, or touch screen, or through speech recognition software. See also data capture and data logging.

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  • A job as a data entry worker may be incredibly boring, but simply logging data in a company can open the door to much more rewarding careers in information technology.

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  • You must have a good team to do data entry so that you can rely on all of the information that your company stores.

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  • The accountant for the company does data entry every day to make sure all the company's financial data is up to date.

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