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Excel tips: formulas

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Tip: How to use SUMIFS with a table
In the video, we build one set of SUMIFS formulas with a table, and one set without. This makes it really easy to see the nice benefits you get when you combine tables and formulas.
Run time: 3:40
Tip: Introduction to Structured References and Tables
In this video gives a brief introduction to structured references. Structured references is just a fancy name for formulas that use table names instead of normal cell references. This...
Run time: 3:35
Tip: Dynamic min and max with data labels
The data labels in Excel charts are flexible and powerful. While you can easily use them to display values from source data, you can also display values from other cells. The video below...
Run time: 3:14
Tip: How to randomly assign people to teams
In this video, we look at a step by step approach to randomly assign people to groups with teams using formulas. Along the way, we use three functions (RAND, RANK, and CEILING), helper...
Run time: 3:49
Tip: Excel formula errors and fixes
In this video, we show examples of the 8 Excel formula errors you're likely to run into, and simple steps you can take to fix them. We look at #NAME?, #DIV/0!, #NUM!, #NULL!, #NA, #...
Run time: 4:22
Tip: How to build a simple dynamic chart
In this video, we look at how to build a chart that automatically includes new data, and dynamically highlights the top and bottom values. This is an easy way to create an interactive chart...
Run time: 3:56
Tip: How to use the CHOOSE function
In this video, we'll look at how you can use the CHOOSE function for simple lookups. The CHOOSE function doesn't need an external table, and can sometimes replace more complicated...
Run time: 3:41
Tip: How to generate random values
In this video, we'll look at a few ways to generate random values with the RANDBETWEEN function. You can use this approach to generate random numbers, random prices, random dates, and...
Run time: 3:39
Tip: Calculate due dates with the WORKDAY function
This video show how to calculate due dates with the WORKDAY and WORKDAY.INTL functions. You can use WORKDAY to calculate intelligent ship dates, delivery dates, and completion dates that...
Run time: 3:40
Tip: How to plot survey data in a bar chart
In this video, we demo how to plot results from a survey question in an Excel bar chart. Along the way, we use the COUNTIF function to build a summary table, and show a simple technique for...
Run time: 3:42
Tip: Shade groups of rows with conditional formatting
In this video, we'll look at how to use conditional formatting to shade alternating groups of rows. For example, you can use this approach to shade groups of 3 rows, groups of 4 rows,...
Run time: 3:01
Tip: How to highlight approximate match lookups
In this video we show how to highlight approximate match lookups with conditional formatting and the LOOKUP function. Highlighting approximate matches is tricky, because you must replicate...
Run time: 3:55
Tip: Two-way lookup with INDEX and MATCH approximate
In this video, we'll look at how to build a two-way lookup with INDEX and MATCH, using approximate matching. This is a classic solution for non-exact lookups like income tax, shipping...
Run time: 3:10
Tip: How to highlight exact match lookups
In this video, we show you how to use conditional formatting to highlight rows and columns associated with exact match lookups. This is a sleek, interactive way to show users matching...
Run time: 4:20
Tip: Simplified formula example - 401k Match
In this video, we simplify two formulas, by replacing several IF function with MIN function and boolean logic. This is a great trick to make annoyingly complex formulas easier to read and...
Run time: 3:43

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