Use Define Custom Response Surface Design to create a design from data you already have in the worksheet. You can specify which columns contain your factors and other design characteristics, such as blocks or point type.
Response surface designs allow you to model curvature in your data and identify factor settings that optimize the response. For more information, go to What are response surface designs, central composite designs, and Box-Behnken designs?.
Once you define your design, you can use Analyze Response Surface Design to analyze your data.
For example, an analyst has a response surface design in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and wants to use Minitab to analyze the data. The analyst opens the worksheet in Minitab and defines the design as a custom response surface design. Then, the analyst uses Analyze Response Surface Design to analyze the data in Minitab.