1.6.1 Data Processing – CCC – Course on Computer Concepts
Concept of Data Processing
Data processing is the process in which the information is gathered/collected and stored in the form of electronic media and manipulated into a more useful form.
Data Processing Cycle
The Data Processing Cycle consists of the following steps:
Storage: Store and Retrieve
Input: Sorting, calculating, summarizing, comparing
Data: Collection, Conversion
Output: Communicate and Reproduce
In this step the input data are coded or converted into machine readable form, so that it can be proceed through a computer.
Functions of Data Processing
The Four major functions of Data Processing of a computer are:
Validation: Validating of data helps
Sorting: Arranging data in specific order is called sorting. Sorting- Alphabetical order. For example- Names in telephone book are sorted in alphabetical order.
Analyzing: It is the process in which data is organized, reviewed, verified and interpreted.
Reporting: In this