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# Archive for June, 2018

## 100+ Excel Formula Examples + List

Published on Jun 27, 2018 in Excel Howtos

The first step of getting awesome in Excel is to understand that you can ask Excel do things for you. This is done by speaking a special language called as “Excel Formulas”. When you write a formula or function, you are asking Excel to figure out something from the values you have. Say you want to add up a bunch of values in a range A1:A10, you can ask Excel to do this for you by writing =SUM(A1:A10) and bingo, you get the result immediately. The best part is, if your numbers change, the answer changes too.

If you are a beginner, the world of Excel formulas can feel overwhelming. Why not? There are hundreds of different formulas in Excel.  So which formulas should you learn?

This guide gives you the answer. Here are 100+ most common Excel formula examples for every occasion. Each box describes a problem statement, an example, result, some notes and link to learn more. Use this guide to learn formulas quickly.

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## How to undo in Power Query [Quick Tip]

Published on Jun 22, 2018 in Power Query

Ever wondered how to undo in Power Query. If you try to press CTRL+Z or look for undo icon in Power Query (either in Excel or Power BI), you will not find it. The reason is simple. There is no undo in Power Query. So how to undo ?

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## Which two teams qualify to next stage? [Excel Homework]

Published on Jun 15, 2018 in Excel Challenges

Time for some soccer fun in spreadsheets. Given a team points table like above,

How would you figure out in Excel, which teams qualify for next stage. The rules for this exercise are,

• Pick the top two teams by points
• If there is a tie, use Goal Difference (GD) to break ties (more GD is good)
• If there is a tie, use Goals For (GF) to break ties
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## Excel Tables Tutorial & 13 Tips for making you a Data Guru

Published on Jun 13, 2018 in Excel Howtos, Featured, Learn Excel

Excel table is a series of rows and columns with related data that is managed independently. Excel tables, (known as lists in excel 2003) is a very powerful and supercool feature that you must learn if your work involves handling tables of data.

What is an excel table?

Table is your way of telling excel, “look, all this data from A1 to E25 is related. The row 1 has table headers. Right now we just have 24 rows of data. But I can add more later!”

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## Best Excel Books & Power BI Books – 2018

Published on Jun 11, 2018 in Learn Excel, Power BI, Power Pivot, Power Query

So you have decided to up your game with Excel and / or Power BI this year and now ravenously looking for books to read. You have come to the right place. Here is my list of recommended best Excel books, and books on Power BI, visualization, dashboards, VBA, Macros and analytics.

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Published on Jun 7, 2018 in Power Query, Templates

FIFA world cup 2018 is around the corner. I love soccer, I love Excel, Let’s marry them. Here is an awesome, free FIFA world cup Excel Tracker to help you follow this year’s games in Russia.

### What you can do with this FIFA world cup Tracker Excel?

You can use this tracker to,

• View schedules in your local time for group and knockout stages
• View summary and detailed points table
• Refresh live points table. When you refresh, the tracker show updated points based on latest results (You need Excel 2016, Office 365 or older versions of Excel with Power Query)
• View knockout stage matches as a bracket
• See timeline of the matches
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