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How to learn Python as an “Excel person”?

Published on May 24, 2022 in Learn Excel, Python

Python is a great programming language to learn for anyone in data profession. For people with prior Excel skills and a little bit of programming bent, Python is a valuable skill to acquire. Using Python, we can: Automate data collection, clean-up and manipulation Create machine learning models, complex data analysis systems Produce interesting and advanced data visualizations […]

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Can you split “The Hangover” expenses? [Excel Homework]

Published on May 19, 2022 in Excel Challenges, Excel Howtos
Can you split “The Hangover” expenses? [Excel Homework]

Can you split the atom? No, ok, how about splitting the expenses then?
In this homework challenge, can you take a look at the expenses of wolf-pack and tell me who owes who & how much?

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What is LAMBDA? 4 Practical examples to REALLY understand it

Published on Apr 8, 2022 in Learn Excel
What is LAMBDA? 4 Practical examples to REALLY understand it

Excel’s LAMBDA() Function let’s you create and share your own functions. It is a true game changer. Learn how to use it with 4 practical examples in this article.

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FREE 2022 Calendar & Monthly Planner Printable Template

Published on Jan 5, 2022 in Learn Excel, Templates
FREE 2022 Calendar & Monthly Planner Printable Template

Do you want a stylish, interactive and useful monthly calendar & planner template? Then please use below link to download it. A new year gift to you from Chandoo.org ?

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2022

Published on Dec 23, 2021 in personal
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2022

On behalf of my family, our staff, volunteers & well-wishers, Let me wish you a very happy Christmas & prosperous new year 2022. Here is a small holiday card from Chandoo.org HQ.

About this year’s card: We went to the beautiful Queenstown this October to celebrate my 40th (XL Birthday!!!) and took this picture just before sunset. The kids are now taller than mum and as tall as me. We will be taking family pictures sitting down from now on, so that they don’t look like giants.

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How to write complex Excel formulas (hint: it’s a lot like LEGO)

Published on Dec 9, 2021 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
How to write complex Excel formulas (hint: it’s a lot like LEGO)

Writing advanced formulas is a lot like LEGO. Use what you already have and combine them in creative ways. Let me demo with 5 examples.

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Sorting values in Olympic Medal Table style [Quick Tip]

Published on Aug 2, 2021 in Excel Howtos
Sorting values in Olympic Medal Table style [Quick Tip]

It is Olympic season. Everyone I know is tracking the games and checking their country’s performance. One thing that we notice when looking at medal tally is,

A single Gold medal is worth more than any number of Silver medals. Like wise, a single Silver medal is worth more than any number of Bronze medals.

So, when you look at the ranking of countries, you see countries with single Gold medal higher up than countries with lots of Silver and Bronze medals (but no Gold).

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How to use Date & Time values in Excel – 10 + 3 tips

Published on Jul 28, 2021 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
How to use Date & Time values in Excel – 10 + 3 tips

Excel date time features are very handy and knowing how to use Excel date values can help you save a ton of time in your day to day spreadsheet chores. Let us prepare for your date with the sheet using these 10 handy tips.

Before jumping on to the tips, it helps to know how excel represents the date and time.

Microsoft Excel stores dates as sequential numbers … January 1, 1900 is serial number 1, and 28 July, 2021 is serial number 44405 because it is 44,405 days after January 1, 1900. Excel stores times as decimal fractions because time is considered a portion of a day.

Read on to learn more.

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Getting Started with Power BI – Sales Dashboard in one hour

Published on Jun 17, 2021 in Power BI
Getting Started with Power BI – Sales Dashboard in one hour

Learn Power BI and create your own Sales Dashboard with this FREE Masterclass. Details inside.

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6 Essential TEXT functions in Excel with 6 Everyday Examples

Published on Jun 14, 2021 in Learn Excel
6 Essential TEXT functions in Excel with 6 Everyday Examples

Excel text functions are essential for cleaning up data, extracting parts or combining results. Learn the most important functions and their usage in this article.

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How to create a fully interactive Project Dashboard with Excel – Tutorial

Published on Jun 10, 2021 in Charts and Graphs, Learn Excel, Project Management
How to create a fully interactive Project Dashboard with Excel – Tutorial

Do you manage projects? You are going to LOVE ? this one. In this in-depth tutorial, learn how to create a fully interactive & dynamic Excel Project Management dashboard. Sample files & video instructions are also provided.

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Getting Started with Power Pivot & DAX – FREE Live Masterclass

Published on May 21, 2021 in Power Pivot
Getting Started with Power Pivot & DAX – FREE Live Masterclass

Watch the replay Getting Started with Power Pivot & DAX 15 useful measures Sample files Blank data file Completed workbook What is in this event? Overview of Power Pivot & DAX 15 useful measures Data model, relationships & star schema Example file provided Your questions answered Got a question? Leave it here.

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Extract data from PDF to Excel – Step by Step Tutorial

Published on Apr 14, 2021 in Learn Excel, Power Query
Extract data from PDF to Excel – Step by Step Tutorial

Recently I had to extract data from multiple credit card statements and combine them to one Excel table. In this tutorial, let me share you simple steps to deal with PDF data and extracting it to Excel.

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10 Advanced IF formula tricks you must know

Published on Mar 31, 2021 in Learn Excel
10 Advanced IF formula tricks you must know

IF is the most used Excel function out there. Here are 10 advanced IF tricks to take your formulas to next-level ?

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What is XLOOKUP? 13 formula examples to really understand it

Published on Mar 17, 2021 in Excel Howtos
What is XLOOKUP? 13 formula examples to really understand it

Office 365 now boasts a powerful successor to the VLOOKUP function – XLOOKUP formula. Think of XLOOKUP as VLOOKUP 2.0. In this article, learn all about the function, syntax, optional parameters and 13 xlookup examples.

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