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## What is XLOOKUP and how to use it in Excel?

Published on Mar 12, 2024 in Excel Howtos

Think of XLOOKUP as an improved version of VLOOKUP. In this article, learn all about the XLOOKUP function, it’s syntax, parameters with real-world xlookup examples.

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## VLOOKUP(), MATCH() and INDEX() – explained in plain English

Published on Feb 11, 2024 in Featured, Learn Excel

VLOOKUP may not make you tall, rich and famous, but learning it can certainly give you wings. It makes you to connect two different tabular lists and saves a ton of time. In my opinion understanding VLOOKUP, INDEX and MATCH worksheet formulas can transform you from normal excel user to a data processing beast. Today, […]

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## Speed up your Excel Formulas [10 Practical Tips]

Published on Apr 14, 2023 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel

Excel formulas acting slow? Today lets talk about optimizing & speeding up Excel formulas. Use these tips & ideas to super-charge your sluggish workbook. Use the best practices & formula guidelines described in this post to optimize your complex worksheet models & make them faster.

1. Use tables to hold the data
2. Use named ranges & named formulas
3. Use Dynamic Array formulas
5. Use manual calculation mode

… and more. Read on to learn these top 10 tips & ideas to improve performance of your excel formulas.

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## Range Lookup in Excel – How to lookup the pricing tier? [Formulas]

Published on Dec 17, 2022 in Learn Excel

Excel formula to get a match from a given value in excel when you have start and end values in lookup table. This technique is useful for looking up a matching price from a pricing tier table or date in a range of start and end dates.

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## Write a formula to get Department Budget for a Month [Homework]

Published on Mar 12, 2021 in Excel Challenges

Time for another homework. You got a spreadsheet of department budgets and need to write a formula to get budget for a given department, month combination.

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## Image Lookup – How-to show dynamic picture in a cell [Excel Trick]

Published on Dec 16, 2020 in Learn Excel

Do you ever want to have an image or picture lookup in Excel? Something like the depiction above.

In this article, learn how to set up an image lookup using Excel. You can use this to display staff details, product images or machine parts etc.

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## Top 10 Excel formulas for IT people

Published on Jun 18, 2020 in Learn Excel, Project Management

Are you in IT & use Excel often? This article explains top 10 formulas for IT professionals. Useful for project managers, IT analysts, Testing people and BAs.

We cover a 10 practical situations and explore various Excel formulas to solve them. Example workbook provides more details too.

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## Lookup last non blank value – Excel Challenge

Published on Jun 12, 2020 in Excel Challenges, Learn Excel

I have a fun Excel lookup challenge for you. You have data as shown below and want to find the last non blank value for a given account number. For example, for acct number 2015, the answer would be Freedom. How would you solve this? Refer to this workbook for 3 possible answers. Just move […]

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## VLOOKUP or INDEX+MATCH? – Excel Interview Question – 01

Published on Aug 15, 2019 in Interview Questions, Learn Excel

This is part of our Excel Interview Questions series.

VLOOKUP or INDEX+MATCH? When you should use each function and why?

This is such a great question to ask in interviews. So in my first installment of Excel interview questions, let me answer it.

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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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## Lenient lookup [Advanced Formula Trick]

Published on Sep 13, 2018 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel

We all know VLOOKUP (or INDEX+MATCH) as an indispensable tool in our Excel toolbox. But what if you want the lookups to be a little gentler, nicer and relaxed?

Let’s say you want to lookup the amount \$330.50 against a list of payments. There is no exact match, but if we look 50 cents in either direction, then we can find a match. Here is a demo of what I mean.

Unfortunately, you can’t convince VLOOKUP to act nice.

Hey VLOOKUP, I know you are awesome and all, but can you cut me some slack here?

VLOOKUP is tough, reliable and has a cold heart. Or is it?

In this post, let’s learn how to do lenient lookups.

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## Mutual Fund Portfolio Tracker using MS Excel

Published on Jul 6, 2018 in Learn Excel, personal finance, Power Query, technology

Would you like to spend next 5 minutes learning how to create an mutual fund tracker excel sheet?

Make a live, updatable mutual fund portfolio tracker for Indian markets to keep track of your investments using this example.

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## Beautiful Budget vs. Actual chart to make your boss love you

Published on May 16, 2018 in Charts and Graphs

Call them by any name – Budget vs. Actual, Target vs. Actual, Goal vs. Progress, KPIs, Performance charts, but they are the bread and butter of business charting. So how about a drop dead gorgeous and insightful chart for your next meeting with the folks upstairs? Something like above.

Read on to learn how to create this chart in Excel.

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## VLOOKUP that fat table with ease [3 quick tips]

Published on Sep 18, 2017 in Learn Excel

Time for some good, old fashioned VLOOKUP love. Let’s say you are writing VLOOKUP()s to get data from an unusually fat table, ie one with heaps of columns. You want to get to lookup ID in first column and get thingamajig in what is that column number. Well, better get counting from 1 and after 19 seconds and lots of squinting you arrive at column number 53 – which has thingamajig.

If this sounds like your VLOOKUP routine, check out these three amazingly simple tips to save some time and effort with your lookups.

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