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Excel formula: Convert decimal minutes to Excel time
In the Excel date system, one day is equal to 1, so you can think of time as fractional values of 1, as shown in the table below: Hours Fraction Minutes Value Time 1 1/24 60 0.04167 1:00 3 3/24 180 0.125 3:00 6 6/24 360 0.25 6:00 4 4/24 240 0.167 4:00 8 8/24 480 0.333 8:00 12 12/24 720 0.5 12:00 18...Read more
Excel formula: Sum by group
The framework of this formula is based on IF, which tests each value in column B to see if its the same as the value in the "cell above". When values match, the formula returns nothing (""). When values are different, the IF function calls SUMIF: SUMIF ( B:B , B5 , C:C ) In each row where SUMIF is...Read more
Excel formula: Change negative numbers to positive
The ABS function is fully automatic. All you need to do is supply a number and ABS will return the absolute value. Convert negative numbers in place If you only need to convert negative numbers once, you can convert in-place with Paste Special : Add -1 to a cell and copy to the clipboard Select the...Read more
Excel formula: Carry-on baggage Inches to centimeters
The CONVERT function requires three arguments: number, from_unit, and to_unit. As long as the units specified are in the same category (weight, distance, temperature, etc.) , CONVERT will automatically perform a conversion and return a numeric result in the specified "to unit". In the example shown...Read more
Excel formula: Count or sum whole numbers only
In this example, the goal is to get a count of people that hold shares in whole numbers. For example, Bob holds 100 shares (even), so he should be included in the whole number count, while Cindy holds 50.5 shares, so she should not be included in the whole number count. The first problem is how to...Read more


In this video, we show you how to make a pivot table fast.
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In this video, we'll look at how to use a simple formula to apply conditional formatting. Formulas allow you to create more flexible and powerful conditional formats.
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In this video, we'll look at shortcuts that let you work with the Ribbon using only your keyboard.
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In this video, we’ll set up the XLOOKUP function with a basic example. Matching on City name, we'll retrieve Country and Population.
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In this video, I'm going to show you the basics of Boolean logic. Boolean logic is a great tool for simplifying formulas, especially those with many IF statements.
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What is an array formula?
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.
Excel's RACON functions
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.
Tracking COVID-19 with Excel
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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