All articles in 'Formula Forensics' Category
A clever technique to simplify your long, nested IF formulas
Recently I used an elegant and smart technique to simplify lengthy nested IF formulas and made them 80% shorter. In this article, let me explain the process and share the results.Continue »
Formula Forensics 043: Rankifs or Conditional Rank
Learn how to develop a Conditional Rank or Rankifs formula in ExcelContinue »
Formula Forensics 042: Reverse Text – A Formulaic Solution
Use the new Textjoin() function to reverse a string of characters suing a formulaic solution.Continue »
Formula Forensics No. 041 – Convert a Roman Numeral to a Number
Learn how to convert a Roman Numeral to a Number using this nifty formula. No VBA required.Continue »
Formula Forensics 040 – Apportioning Sales by Criteria
Lets look at how to apportion sales according to multiple criteriaContinue »
Formula Forensics No. 039 – Find the Cell Address for a value (2D & 3D Reverse Lookup)
Find the Cell Address for a value from a 2D or 3D Range
(2D & 3D Reverse Lookup)
Formula Forensics No. 038 – Find Which Worksheet a Max or Min Value is located on
Learn how to find which worksheet a max or min value occurs on using this neat formulaContinue »
Formula Forensics No. 003b – Lukes Reward – Part II
A Formula based solution to extract records from a table that match a number of criteria.Continue »
What is the average speed of this road trip? [Solution & Discussion]
Last week, we had an interesting homework problem – What is the average speed of this road trip?
We received more than 150 answers. But to my surprise, 57 of them are wrong. So today, lets learn how to calculate the average speed correct way.Continue »
Formula Forensics No. 037 – How to Count and Sum Filtered Tables
How to Count and Sum data from Filtered TablesContinue »
Calculating Maximum Change [solutions & discussion]
Last Friday, we had a fun little Excel challenge – Calculate Maximum Change. More than 170 people commented and shared their solutions to this problem.
And the best part?
The best part is the variety of solutions & thinking displayed by our community. So if you are one of those 170, puff your chest & pat yourself on the back. Go ahead, I will wait.
Today, lets take a look at some of these awesome formulas and understand how they work. Read on and watch the video you below to gain few awesomeness pounds.Continue »
Formula Forensics-No. 036: Calculating Costs that Vary by Year and Age
In this episode of Formula Forensics, lets talk about how to build a model where costs vary per year and age. In this example, we are talking about a plantation project. The costs & yields of plants vary by the year they are planted in and the age of plants. In this case, how do we calculate the total costs or returns with formulas?
Formula Forensics No. 035 Average the last 3 values greater than 0
Learn a technique to Average the last 3 values from a range where the values are greater than 0Continue »
Formula Forensics No. 34. Extract words from a cell, where they occur in a list of words.
Use Excel to extract matching words from a list of words from a cell containing a sentence into individual cells in the order they existContinue »
Formula Forensics No. 033 – Interpolation
Today, Formula Forensics examines 3 techniques to determine an interpolated value along a curve.Continue »