How many formulas should you learn? [Weekend Poll]
Over at twitter, @forthemoves asks,
@For_the_moves Same as growing your vocabulary. Remember, words (or functions) = ideas. the more you know, the better you can think.
— Chandoo.org (@r1c1) October 12, 2016
That got me thinking. How many functions should you care to learn?
Simple. Think of functions as words. The more you know, the better you can communicate with Excel. It is just like building your vocabulary. That said, there is no point memorizing every last one of them. And let’s be honest, its not like you are going to suddenly start using ACOTH(), BAHTTEXT() or COMPLEX(). But learning just SUM() and IF() is going to get you in to trouble quickly. Go beyond the basics and pick up necessary formulas to become awesome at work.
What do you think?
How many formulas should you learn? What formulas are must everyone working with Excel know? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.
Note: It is a long weekend in NZ (labor day). Although every week is a long weekend for me (I don’t go to work, I am happily self-employed). That said, this one is special as kids get an extra day to enjoy. So we are going on our first ever overnight tramp (hike + stay in woods). We are heading to Rimutaka forest park. Next transmission will be on Tuesday. Enjoy your weekend. And if you get bored, you know what to do.
My name is Chandoo. Thanks for dropping by. My mission is to make you awesome in Excel & your work. I live in Wellington, New Zealand. When I am not F9ing my formulas, I cycle, cook or play lego with my kids. Know more about me.
Thank you and see you around.
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