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Excel formula: If this AND that
To do something specific when two or more conditions are TRUE, you can use the IF function in combination with the AND function to evaluate conditions with a test, then take one action if the r esult is TRUE, and (optionally) do take another if the result of the test is FALSE. In the example shown...Read more
Excel formula: Partial match with VLOOKUP
In this example, the goal is to retrieve employee information from a table using only a partial match on the last name. In other words, by typing "Aya" into cell H4, the formula should retrieve information about Michael Ayala. The VLOOKUP function supports wildcards , which makes it possible to...Read more
Excel formula: Last n days
In the image shown, the current date is August 19, 2019. Excel dates are serial numbers , so you can manipulate them with simple math operations. The TODAY function always returns the current date. Inside the AND function , the first logical test checks to see if the date in B5 is greater than or...Read more
Excel formula: Last n weeks
In the image shown, the current date is August 24, 2019. Excel dates are serial numbers , so they can be manipulated with simple math operations. The TODAY function always returns the current date. Inside the AND function , the first logical test checks to see if the date in B5 is greater than or...Read more
Excel formula: Calculate years between dates
The YEARFRAC function returns a decimal number representing the fractional years between two dates. For example: = YEARFRAC ( "1-Jan-2019" , "1-Jan-2020" ) // returns 1 = YEARFRAC ( "1-Jan-2019" , "1-Jul-2020" ) // returns 1.5 Here are a few examples of the...Read more

Videos

In this video, we show you how to filter your pivot table to show top and bottom values.
Run time: 1:57
In this video, we'll build a dropdown list using dynamic arrays to filter data by color. The dropdown list is created with data validation.
Run time: 2:55
In this video, we'll look at how to build a combo chart. A combo chart is a name for a chart that combines more than one chart type.
Run time: 2:51
This video shows you how to use two text functions, CLEAN and TRIM, to strip extra spaces and remove line breaks from text.
Run time: 2:22
In this video we explain the concept of a relative cell reference; perhaps the most important concept in Excel formulas.
Run time: 2:38

Blog

In this article, I attempt to explain why you see SUMPRODUCT so often in formulas, and when you can use the SUM function instead. The short version: SUMPRODUCT supports array operations natively, which makes it very useful for solving seemingly unrelated Excel problems. In the current version of Excel, you can use the SUM instead, but SUMPRODUCT is better for backwards compatibility.

How to concatenate in Excel

Concatenation is one of the most important operations in more advanced formulas. This article explains how to perform concatenation manually with the ampersand operator (&) and with the three Excel functions designed for concatenation: CONCATENATE, CONCAT, and TEXTJOIN.

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 :) Read on for important information about COUNTIF, COUNTIFS, SUMIF, SUMIFS,  AVERAGEIF, AVERAGEIFS, MINIFS, and MAXIFS.

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.

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