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Loan Amortization Schedule in Excel – FREE Template

Published on Feb 20, 2024 in Financial Modeling, Learn Excel
Loan Amortization Schedule in Excel – FREE Template

Do you want to calculate loan amortization schedule in Excel? We can use PMT & SEQUENCE functions to quickly and efficiently generate the full loan amortization table for any number of years.

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How-to create Dependent Drop Downs in Excel [Dynamic & Multiple]

Published on Feb 14, 2024 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
How-to create Dependent Drop Downs in Excel [Dynamic & Multiple]

Do you want to create a dynamic dependent drop down list in Excel like below? You can use XLOOKUP and data validation to set this up quickly. It is fully dynamic and works across a full column too.

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VLOOKUP(), MATCH() and INDEX() – explained in plain English

Published on Feb 11, 2024 in Featured, Learn Excel
VLOOKUP(), MATCH() and INDEX() – explained in plain English

VLOOKUP may not make you tall, rich and famous, but learning it can certainly give you wings. It makes you to connect two different tabular lists and saves a ton of time. In my opinion understanding VLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH worksheet formulas can transform you from normal excel user to a data processing beast. Today, […]

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Beautiful Staff Roster Excel Template [FREE Download]

Published on Feb 6, 2024 in Learn Excel, Templates
Beautiful Staff Roster Excel Template [FREE Download]

Do you want to manage your staff’s allocations, shift schedules and view the results in a 4 week grid fashion (like below)? Then you are going to love my FREE Staff Roster Excel Template. What can you do with this template? Template Compatibility This template is designed to work with modern Excel only. You need […]

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How to calculate time between two dates in Years, Months & Days [Excel Formula]

Published on Jan 29, 2024 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
How to calculate time between two dates in Years, Months & Days [Excel Formula]

Let’s say you have two dates in the cells D4 & D5 as above. You want to find out the duration in years, months & days between both. We can use the good-old DATEDIF formula for this.

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35 shortcuts & tricks to make you an #AWESOME Data Analyst

35 shortcuts & tricks to make you an #AWESOME Data Analyst

Analyst’s life is busy. We have to gather data, clean it up, analyze it, dig the stories buried in it, present them, convince our bosses about the truth, gather more evidence, run tests, simulations or scenarios, share more insights, grab a cup of coffee and start all over again with a different problem.

So today let me share with you 35 shortcuts, productivity hacks and tricks to help you be even more awesome.

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FREE Calendar & Planner Excel Template for 2024

Published on Jan 7, 2024 in Learn Excel, Templates
FREE Calendar & Planner Excel Template for 2024

Here is a fabulous New Year gift to you. A free Calendar & Activity planner made entirely in Excel. A fully customizable and flexible calendar for all your planning needs.

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CP05: Interview with MrExcel – Bill Jelen (on his incredible work ethic)

Published on Dec 7, 2023 in Chandoo.org Podcast Sessions
CP05: Interview with MrExcel – Bill Jelen (on his incredible work ethic)

Bill Jelen is one of my most favorite people on earth. That is why I wanted to have him as my first guest when I restarted the podcast. Even though I recorded this few weeks ago, only now I got around to publishing it. Please enjoy the conversation with Bill.

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Who went to both USA & UK? [Excel Challenge]

Published on Nov 10, 2023 in Excel Challenges, Learn Excel
Who went to both USA & UK? [Excel Challenge]

How about a fun Excel challenge? I have data in below format in the table named trips I want to know which employees visited both USA & UK? How would you solve this problem? Post your solutions in the comments. Need sample data & my solution? Click here to download the file. Want more challenges […]

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Top 10 Power BI Interview Questions & Answers

Published on Oct 31, 2023 in Interview Questions, Power BI
Top 10 Power BI Interview Questions & Answers

I recently interviewed people for Power BI analyst roles and here are my top 10 favorite questions to assess the skills (with answer cues).

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SQL vs. Power Query – The Ultimate Comparison

Published on Oct 13, 2023 in Chandoo.org Podcast Sessions, Power Query, SQL
SQL vs. Power Query – The Ultimate Comparison

On the left side, we have a veteran warrior with 37 years of data battle scars and redundant six pack. They call him SQL.

On the right side, there is a young challenger with transformative powers and “never say undo” attitude. He goes by the moniker Power Query.

Who is going to win this battle?!?

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Calculating Critical Path using Excel Formulas [Project Management]

Published on Oct 3, 2023 in Learn Excel, Project Management
Calculating Critical Path using Excel Formulas [Project Management]

Do you know that we can easily calculate the critical path for a project using Excel formulas?

For a long time, it has been tricky to calculate the Critical Path using Excel formulas. But thanks to the arrival of new Dynamic Array functionality in Excel, we can now calculate critical path. In this article let me describe the approach with an example.

Put on your hardhats, this one is going to blow your minds.

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How to make a pivot table when you have data in multiple sheets [Tutorial]

Published on Sep 26, 2023 in Learn Excel, Pivot Tables & Charts, Power Query
How to make a pivot table when you have data in multiple sheets [Tutorial]

Recently I had to create a Pivot report from monthly data. But there is a twist. The data is spread across multiple sheets, one for each month. Let me explain how I built the pivot for that scenario.

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Python is in Excel! – Here is a complete getting started guide for you

Published on Sep 5, 2023 in Learn Excel, Python
Python is in Excel! – Here is a complete getting started guide for you

Python ? is in Excel now! Learn how to use Python in Excel with Sample data, 10 Code Examples and tips with this complete guide.

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CP03: The Ugly Truth About Power BI (actually, 4 of them)

Published on Aug 24, 2023 in Chandoo.org Podcast Sessions, Power BI
CP03: The Ugly Truth About Power BI (actually, 4 of them)

Power BI is one of the most prominent data analytics technology out there.

Power BI is also one of the most marketed and hyped technology out there.

Unfortunately, both of these statements are true.

In a world where data is the buzz word, Power BI (or other similar platforms like Tableau) appeal to CXOs as panacea for all their data troubles.

But, just as any technology, Power BI too has it’s own shortcomings. So in this episode of my podcast, let’s uncover 4 ugly truths of Power BI.

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