Excel Links – Dilbert is Recession-proof Edition
I guess the title says it all. I have realized that most of the readers here connected with the phrase “pointy haired dilbert” and the logo. So I axed the excel@work and brought the hairy man back.
In this edition of excel links:
Debra shares a very interesting trick that can be handy if you spend a lot of time doing data entry in excel. Just define a named range for all the cells that you need to visit. Now select the named range and then when you tab you will automatically move to the next cell in the defined range.
Here is a sweet array formula trick. We all know a formula like
=SUM((C2:C101="Male")*(D2:D101="Tx")*(E2:E101)) would sum up all the cells in e2:e101 when column C is Male and column D is Tx. But what if you want to match everything in one column but apply conditions on the other columns? Well, the formula
=SUM((D2:D101=H3)*(E2:E101)*(IF(G3="All",TRUE,(C2:C101=G3)))) is for you. More on the DDoE blog.
Peltier teaches us some very neat auto filter tricks, including how you can add the |filter the range based on the selected cell’s value” button to your excel ribbon / menus.
Douglas at Newton Excel Bach realized that he is spending fair bit of time writing lengthy formulas in excel to manipulate text. So he went ahead and made a sweet list of user defined formulas that you can download here.
The functions are, leftw(): Return the first word(s) from a string, rightw(), Midw(), FINDrev(): Find from the right hand end, Leftval(): Extract a value from the left end of a string, Rightval(), Reverse().
Of course we post a lot of tips and trick on using Excel. But an MS Word tip cant hurt you. Here is one I found extremely nifty. Do you know that you can use Find / Replace in MS Word to search patterns?
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Have a great week everyone.
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