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Extract file name from full path using formulas

Published on Oct 23, 2012 in Excel Howtos, Formula Forensics
Extract file name from full path using formulas

Today lets tackle a very familiar problem. You have a bunch of very long, complicated file names & paths. Your boss wants a list of files extracted from these paths, like below:

Of course nothing is impossible. You just need correct ingredients. I cannot help you with a strong cup of coffee, so go and get it. I will wait…

Back already? well, lets start the formula magic then.

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Formula Forensics No. 031 – Production Scheduling using Excel

Published on Oct 11, 2012 in Excel Howtos, Formula Forensics, Posts by Sajan
Formula Forensics No. 031 – Production Scheduling using Excel

Your the production manager and have a need to schedule uneven resource across uneven requirements, how can you do that?
Well today we’ll look at Resource Allocation and Scheduling using Excel to do the hard work

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Formula Forensics No. 030 – Extracting a Sorted, Unique List, Grouped by Frequency of Occurrence

Published on Oct 4, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Posts by Sajan
Formula Forensics No. 030 – Extracting a Sorted, Unique List, Grouped by Frequency of Occurrence

Today at Formula Forensics, Guest author Sajan shows us how to extract a sorted, unique list of items, displaying the most frequently occurring items first, while restricting the output based on some additional criteria.

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Formula Forensics No. 029 SumIf with Inconsistent Column Layouts

Published on Sep 20, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Huis, Posts by Hui
Formula Forensics No. 029 SumIf with Inconsistent Column Layouts

How do we perform a Sumif on seemingly randomly spaced columns?
Today in Formula Forensics we look at a solution to do just that.

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Formula Forensics No. 028 – It’s Just a Jump to the Left

Published on Sep 6, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Huis, Posts by Hui, Random
Formula Forensics No. 028 – It’s Just a Jump to the Left

VLookup is often seen as the poor cousin in the lookup function family and often gets overlooked when it comes to looking up values due to a common misconception that Vlookup doesn’t or can’t lookup values to the left of the reference value.
Today at Formula Forensics we will explode this myth and see how to make VLookup, lookup to the Left and we’ll explain how it works.

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Formula Forensics No. 027 – Remove Leading Zeroes

Published on Aug 23, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Huis, Posts by Hui
Formula Forensics No. 027 – Remove Leading Zeroes

Today in Formula Forensics we look at how to strip away leading zeroes from strings with this simple array formula

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Formula Forensics No. 026 – Highlight Only Duplicate Entries

Published on Aug 9, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Huis, Posts by Hui
Formula Forensics No. 026 – Highlight Only Duplicate Entries

Today Formula Forensics looks at a formula that Highlights Only the Duplicate Entries in a range.

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Formula Forensics 025. Count Unique Values in a Range

Published on Jul 26, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Huis, Posts by Hui, wonder why
Formula Forensics 025. Count Unique Values in a Range

Need to count how many unique values occur in a range?
Learn how to do this and how the formula works right here.

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Formula Forensics 024. Is this number a Prime Number ?

Published on Jul 12, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Huis, Posts by Hui
Formula Forensics 024. Is this number a Prime Number ?

Is my number a Prime Number?
What is a Prime Number?

Today in Formula Forensics we answer both questions.

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Find the last date of an activity

Published on Jul 3, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Learn Excel
Find the last date of an activity

We know that using VLOOKUP, we can find a value corresponding to a given item. For example Sales of x. But what if you have multiple sales for each item and you want the last value?

Today lets understand how to find the last date of an activity, given data like above.

Like everything else in Excel, there are multiple ways to finding last date. If cats can use computers, they would hate Excel. You see, Excel is overflowing with unlimited ways to skin a cat.

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Formula Forensics 023. Count and Sum a Filtered List according to Criteria

Published on Jun 7, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Huis, Posts by Hui
Formula Forensics 023. Count and Sum a Filtered List according to Criteria

Today at Formula Forensics, we look at how to Count and Sum data using Criteria on Filtered data sets.

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Formula Forensics 022. Sum the Odd Numbers between 1 and 100

Published on May 24, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Huis, Posts by Hui
Formula Forensics 022. Sum the Odd Numbers between 1 and 100

How can we Add Up the Odd numbers between 1 and 100 ?

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Formula Forensic No. 021 – Find the 4th Slash !

Published on May 17, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Huis, Posts by Hui
Formula Forensic No. 021 – Find the 4th Slash !

No, Not that Slash !

How do I find the 4th Slash in a text string?
Today at Formula Forensics we take a look at 4 different methods.

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Formula Forensic 020. Bhavik’s Monthly Workingdays Formula

Published on May 3, 2012 in Formula Forensics, Huis, Posts by Hui
Formula Forensic 020. Bhavik’s Monthly Workingdays Formula

Bhavik’s has presented us with a neat formula to determine how many working days are in a month.
This functionality has a wide range of uses in accounting, payroll, staff scheduling, accommodation planning & reporting and general scheduling activities.

Today in Formula Forensics we pull Bhavik’s Formula apart and see what is going on inside and the offer some extensions to increase the functionality of his formula.

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Formula Forensic No 019. Converting uneven Text Strings to Time

Published on Apr 19, 2012 in Excel Howtos, Formula Forensics, Huis, Posts by Hui
Formula Forensic No 019. Converting uneven Text Strings to Time

I have imported some data that comes in as a number that I need to convert to h:mm. The data string will be either 1,3,4,5,6 integers long and looks like this…

Help

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