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Financial Modeling School is now Open – Register today!

Published on Oct 18, 2010 in Financial Modeling

Hi all,

A very quick announcement. We have opened Financial Modeling School for registrations now. Click here to learn more about the program and sign-up.

You get $100 discount if you are one of the first 100 students to sign-up. So go ahead and enroll today.

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Are you a Solver Virgin? Watch this tutorial video …,

Published on Oct 15, 2010 in Featured, Learn Excel

Do you ever think about questions like this?
1) What is the maximum profit we can make?
2) What is the best way to schedule employees in shifts?
3) What the best combination of tasks we can finish in a given time?

You might have heard about Excel Solver tool while trying to find solutions to questions above. If you have never used Solver or have little idea about it, then this post and video are for you.

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Financial Modeling School Coming on Monday [Details Inside]

Published on Oct 14, 2010 in Financial Modeling, products
Financial Modeling School Coming on Monday [Details Inside]

Financial modeling is a no catwalk. You can not look pretty, wear ridiculous outfits and expect to find if a project is worth investing money in. That is why I am very happy to announce Financial Modeling School.

Please read this short post to learn more about the program.

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Insert Currency Symbols & Other Special Characters in Excel [Quick Tip]

Published on Oct 11, 2010 in Excel Howtos
Insert Currency Symbols & Other Special Characters in Excel [Quick Tip]

Often, we need to input special symbols like €£¥©½» in to our Excel sheets. Now, how do we do that? Simple, you can use Insert > Symbol to add several different kinds of symbols. See this animation to understand how you can add symbols to an excel cell. (the file is kind of big, so […]

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Finding 2nd Largest Item in a List that meets a Criteria [Excel Array Formulas]

Published on Oct 8, 2010 in Learn Excel
Finding 2nd Largest Item in a List that meets a Criteria [Excel Array Formulas]

Excel Array Formulas have subtle beauty and raw power. Today I want to share how you can use Excel Array Formulas to find-out the 2nd largest sale amount corresponding to a particular product.

Lets say you have sales data like this:
Now, we all know that, to get 2nd largest sale amount, we can use the LARGE() formula. Like this: =LARGE(RANGE,2)

But, how do we know what is the 2nd largest sale amount for the product “bricks”?

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Thanks half a million… (and 2 excel tips)

Published on Oct 1, 2010 in blogging, Excel Howtos
Thanks half a million… (and 2 excel tips)

I have a happy news to share with you!!! For the first time since starting this website, we got 500,000 + page views in the month of September 2010. Half-a-million! Thank you so much. To put this in context, in Sept 2009, we got 245,000 views. Traffic grew by more than 100% in last 12 […]

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Excel School Closing in a Few Hours – Join Now!

Published on Sep 29, 2010 in Charts and Graphs, products
Excel School Closing in a Few Hours – Join Now!

As some of you know, I run an online Excel Training Program called as Excel School. I have opened registrations for 3rd batch of this program on September 14th. Thank you very much for supporting this program wildly. In a few hours, I will be closing the registrations for Excel School.

Click here to sign up for Excel School

Read the rest of the post to learn more about Excel School and also download time across world chart template.

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Show Zebra Lines when Value Changes [Excel Conditional Formatting Homework]

Published on Sep 28, 2010 in Featured, Learn Excel
Show Zebra Lines when Value Changes [Excel Conditional Formatting Homework]

Here is a quick home work on excel conditional formatting. Lets say you have data as shown below to left and you need to show zebra lines whenever the value changes (see right). Your home work is simple. Just figure out how to write conditional formatting rules to add zebra lines. The data set is […]

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Remove duplicates & sort a list using Pivot Tables

Published on Sep 27, 2010 in Analytics, Learn Excel, Pivot Tables & Charts
Remove duplicates & sort a list using Pivot Tables

Removing duplicate data is like morning coffee for us, data analysts. Our day must start with it. It is no wonder that I have written extensively about it (here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8). But today I want to show you a technique I have been using to dynamically extract and sort […]

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Displaying & Selecting a Scenario using VBA [Modeling in Excel]

Published on Sep 24, 2010 in Financial Modeling, VBA Macros
Displaying & Selecting a Scenario using VBA [Modeling in Excel]

If you are building financial models or any other type of excel based decision models, chances are, there will be multiple scenarios in your model. Whenever you have multiple scenarios, you may want an easy, intuitive way to select one of them. In this post, I will present an interesting scenario display & selection technique that I received by email from our reader Itay Maor.

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How I Analyze Excel School Sales using Pivot Tables [video]

Published on Sep 22, 2010 in Charts and Graphs, Pivot Tables & Charts

Some of you know that I run an online excel training program called Excel School. If you want to join, click here. Only 8 days left.

I run excel school mainly to meet new students, understand their problems and learn new ways to solve them. But, Excel School also presents me with an interesting analytics challenges. In this post, I will share 2 pivot table based analytic techniques I used just yesterday to answer few questions I had about Excel School sign-ups.

Watch this 15 min. video to see how I analyzed the data

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Putting it all together – Final Project Evaluation Model [Part 6 of 6]

Published on Sep 21, 2010 in Financial Modeling, Learn Excel

This is a guest post written by Paramdeep from Pristine. Chandoo.org is partnering with Pristine to bring an excel financial modeling online training program for you. This is Part 6 of 6 on Financial Modeling using Excel In this tutorial we are going to learn how to build assumptions & input sheets in our excel […]

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Show all the names & their References [Spreadsheet Audit]

Published on Sep 20, 2010 in Excel Howtos
Show all the names & their References [Spreadsheet Audit]

We all have been there. You started to build a simple workbook to keep track of an ongoing project or dashboard or something equally complicated. Even before you realize the workbook has 23 sheets and 41 named ranges all going from one place to another, like flying spaghetti monster, only less awesome. Now, how do […]

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A round-up on Circular References

Published on Sep 16, 2010 in Learn Excel
A round-up on Circular References

Here is a little experiment to freak out excel.

Go to cell C3 and write =C3 and press Enter. Excel would throw up nasty message saying, “Microsoft did not know what to do. We have a sent a support engineer to your home, but he is stuck at the round-about near your house.”

Well, not really. But what you did when you wrote the formula =C3 in cell C3 was, you created a circular reference.

A circular reference is created when you refer to same cell either directly or indirectly.

See Mona Lisa, in circular reference style.

Learn more about Excel Circular References, how to use them, examples, how to avoid them, how to deal with them in this article.

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Excel School is Open – Join Today

Published on Sep 15, 2010 in Learn Excel, products
Excel School is Open – Join Today

Hello reader, my friend & supporter,

I am happy to announce that Excel School is open and ready for registrations.

Visit Excel School page to learn more and sign-up.

In this post, you can find some information about the program and links to sign-up.

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