On behalf of my family, our staff, volunteers & well-wishers, Let me wish you a very happy Christmas & prosperous new year 2021. Here is a small holiday card from Chandoo.org HQ. The kids school had a cultural festival a month ago and we got this beautiful picture at a photo booth. So much better than timer controlled DSLR on dining table I must say.Continue »
Do you ever want to have an image or picture lookup in Excel? Something like the depiction above.
In this article, learn how to set up an image lookup using Excel. You can use this to display staff details, product images or machine parts etc.Continue »
9 box grid is a popular method for talent mapping. Download this free excel template for tracking and visualizing your employee performance & potential data.
In this article, I explain about powerful excel features like FILTER(), SORT() and CONCATENATEX() to create a similar 9 box talent map grid for your data.Continue »
Line charts in Excel are essential for trend analysis, spotting distribution and outliers. Use these 6 variations to get more out your line chart.
- Indexed Line Chart
- Spaghetti Line Chart
- Smoothed Line Chart
- Forecast Line Chart
- Line Chart Combinations
Ever wanted to create a two-level data validation list? You can use this simple trick to make two-level or cascading drop-down validation lists in Excel. You need some data, a pivot table and simple IF formulas to get this. Read on to understand the process and create your own two-level drop down lists in Excel.Continue »
Got some data in a calendar format and just wished you can get it in tabular format?
You can use Excel formulas or Power Query to do this. In this article, let’s review formula based approach with two excellent choices.Continue »
Power Query (Get & Transform data in Excel) is a true game changer ?. It can simplify and automate various data activities. In this in-depth blog tutorial, learn all about this powerful time-saving technology. You will learn:
* What is Power Query and how to launch it from Excel or Power BI?
* How to connect and load data from any type of sources – excel files, CSVs, text files, web pages, PDF, folders etc.
* How to perform common data cleansing activities with Power Query
* Adding columns using rules
* Automating data collection, clean-up and publishing processes with Power Query
* Web scraping with Power Query
* SQL style Joins, merges, appends and unions with Power Query
* Consolidating data in a folder
* Data load, save & publish process
* Tips & tricks on using Power Query efficiently
Create a gantt chart with ability to filter by levels. This drill-down gantt chart in Excel is useful for seeing activities by module or team. Read on for full instructions + downloadable template.Continue »
Introducing Power BI Play Date – Online class to master Power BI (oh yeah, Power Query & Power Pivot too)
It’s here. Power BI Play Date – our online training program is now ready for your consideration. Please take a few minutes to read this to know all about the program. If you are ready to join, click here.
Check out below slideshow to see some of the reports you can create in our course. It is #AWESOME.Continue »
A stream graph or stream plot is an area chart that looks like a stream. In this post, let me show you how to create an interactive stream graph using Excel area charts. The original design for this graph is inspired from Cedric Scherer.Continue »
Pivot tables are powerful. Use these 6 tricks to save time when working with them. New to Pivot Tables? Check out this intro Are you new to Pivot Tables or just used them a few times? Then check out this excellent getting started with Pivot Tables guide. 1 – Double click to see details Ever […]Continue »
Hello folks. 50% of 2020 is behind us. Let me share a few updates with you all. First check out this awesome double rainbow outside our house on 30th June. MVP I am thrilled and humbled to tell you that I have been re-awarded Microsoft MVP for 2020 year. This is my 12th year in […]Continue »
Are you in IT & use Excel often? This article explains top 10 formulas for IT professionals. Useful for project managers, IT analysts, Testing people and BAs.
We cover a 10 practical situations and explore various Excel formulas to solve them. Example workbook provides more details too.Continue »
I have a fun Excel lookup challenge for you. You have data as shown below and want to find the last non blank value for a given account number. For example, for acct number 2015, the answer would be Freedom. How would you solve this? Refer to this workbook for 3 possible answers. Just move […]Continue »
Use TEXTJOIN function to combine text values with optional delimiter. It is better than CONCATENATE because you can pass a range instead of individual cells and you can ignore empty cells too. Here is a sample use of TEXTJOIN Excel function.Continue »