 # All articles with 'Microsoft Excel Formulas' Tag

## What is LAMBDA? 4 Practical examples to REALLY understand it

Published on Apr 8, 2022 in Learn Excel 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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## How to write complex Excel formulas (hint: it’s a lot like LEGO)

Published on Dec 9, 2021 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel 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 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 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.

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## What is XLOOKUP? 13 formula examples to really understand it

Published on Mar 17, 2021 in Excel Howtos 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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## 5 Simple & Useful Conditional Formatting Tricks

Published on Feb 15, 2021 in Learn Excel Oh, I *LOVE* conditional formatting. It is such a powerful feature. In this post, let me share 5 of my favorite CF secrets with you all.

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## Excel formula to convert calendar format to table

Published on Sep 3, 2020 in Learn Excel Got some data in a calendar format and just wished you can get it in tabular format?

You can use Excel formulas or Power Query to do this. In this article, let’s review formula based approach with two excellent choices.

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## Highlight due dates in Excel – Show items due, overdue and completed in different colors

Published on May 18, 2020 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel Congratulations to you if your job does not involve dead lines. For the rest of us, deadlines are the sole motivation for working (barring free internet & the coffee machine in 2nd floor, of course). So today, lets talk about a very familiar problem.

How to highlight due dates in Excel?

The item can be an invoice, a to do activity, a project or anything. So how would you do it using Excel?

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## Excel Dynamic Array Functions – What are they, how to use them, Examples and FAQs

Published on Apr 11, 2020 in Learn Excel Excel Dynamic Array Functions are a true game changer. These newly introduced DA functions can filter, sort, remove duplicates and do much more. The output of these functions can go to a range of cells. Hence the name – dynamic array functions.

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## Make a random sentence with Excel formulas

Published on Jan 28, 2020 in Learn Excel Ever wanted to make a random sentence or text? You can use Excel formulas to make totally random sentences. This is a great way to generate test data or dummy data-sets.

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## Weighted Average in Excel [Formulas]

Published on Sep 19, 2019 in Learn Excel Learn how to calculate weighted averages in excel using formulas. In this article we will learn what a weighted average is and how to Excel’s SUMPRODUCT formula to calculate weighted average / weighted mean.

What is weighted average?

Wikipedia defines weighted average as, “The weighted mean is similar to an arithmetic mean …, where instead of each of the data points contributing equally to the final average, some data points contribute more than others.”

Calculating weighted averages in excel is not straight forward as there is no built-in formula. But we can use SUMPRODUCT formula to easily calculate them. Read on to find out how.

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## #awesome trick – Extract word by position using FILTERXML()

Published on Sep 12, 2019 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel This is CRAZY!!!. I stumbled on a weird use for FILTERXML() while reading a forum post earlier today. So I couldn’t wait to test it. I am happy to share the results.

Say you have some text (sentence / phrase / keyword etc.) in a cell and you want to extract the nth word. Unfortunately Excel doesn’t have SPLIT() formula. So we end up writing obscenely long array formulas or use gazillion helper columns.

Here is the super sneaky trick. Use FILTERXML() instead.

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## How to trace precedents in Excel formulas? [tip+music from Prague]

Published on May 22, 2019 in Excel Howtos Here is a very useful and almost secret Excel tip for you. Imagine you are looking at a big, complex workbook with lots of calculations. You want to understand where everything is pointing to and how the workbook is set up.

You can use trace precedents in Excel to do this. Read this tip to learn how it works.

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## VLOOKUP multiple matches – trick

Published on Apr 16, 2019 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel We all know that VLOOKUP can find first match and return the results. But what if you want all the matches? Use this simple trick instead.

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## Top 10 Excel Formulas for any situation

Published on Mar 27, 2019 in Learn Excel Excel has hundreds of formulas. But as a new learner or user, you may want to just focus on top 10 formulas to get the most out of it. Assuming you already know the basics (check out Beginner Excel page if you are complete newbie), here is a list of top 10 Excel formulas for you.

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