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Working from the inside out, EDATE first calculates a date 6 months in the future. In the example shown, that date is December 24, 2015. Next, the formula subtracts 1 day to get December 23, 2015, and the result goes into the WORKDAY function as the start date, with days = 1, and the range B9:B11...Read more
To use the GETPIVOTDATA function, the field you want to query must be a value field in the pivot table, subtotaled at the right level. In this case, we want the grand total of the "sales" field, so we simply provide the name the field in the first argument, and supply a reference to the pivot table...Read more
Net Present Value (NPV) is the present value of expected future cash flows minus the initial cost of investment. The NPV function in Excel only calculates the present value of uneven cashflows, so the initial cost must be handled explicitly. One way to calculate Net Present Value in Excel is to use...Read more
Data validation rules are triggered when a user adds or changes a cell value. When a custom formula returns TRUE, validation passes and the input is accepted. When the formula returns FALSE, validation fails and the input is rejected. In this case, the MOD function is used to perform a modulo...Read more
Starting at the beginning, the formula in H5 is a normal VLOOKUP formula: = VLOOKUP ( G5 , B5:D8 , 3 , 0 ) // returns 3000 Using G5 as the lookup value ("C"), and the data in B5:D8 as the table array , VLOOKUP performs a lookup on values in column B, and returns the corresponding value from column...Read more
In this video, we'll look at how to create a list of random text with the RANDARRAY function and INDEX function.
One of the more confusing aspects of pivot tables is layout options. When you create a pivot table, you have your choice of three layouts. In this video, we'll take a look at each...
Some Excel formulas are complex, but all complex formulas are built from simple steps. In this video we build a more complex formula step-by-step.
In this video, you find your way around an Excel workbook, and how to see where you are now.
In this video, we'll look at how to compare two lists using conditional formatting. This is a great way to visually highlight missing items in a list.
In the world of Excel formulas, the term "array formula" is probably responsible for more confusion than just about any other concept. This is because the definition of an array formula has become mixed up with the requirement to enter some array formulas in a special way, with control + shift + enter.
There are eight functions in Excel that work differently than you might realize. The same features that were supposed to make them easier to use, can actually make them harder to use :)
This article provides examples of public Coronavirus data you can download to Excel with Power Query. Each example has a link, a screenshot to show what the data looks like in Excel after being imported, and an Excel workbook.
A quick example of how to track testing for COVID-19 using Excel and publicly available data. In this project, the data is fetched and "shaped" with Power Query, then dropped back into Excel, where it can be refreshed with a single click.
Dynamic Excel offers 6 brand new functions that solve hard problems in Excel like sorting, filtering, and working with unique values. For those not using Office 365, this page provides some alternative formulas that work in older versions of Excel.
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