## 'INDIRECT function' category

Convert column number to column letter

Use the following formula to convert a column number to a column letter: =LEFT(ADDRESS(1, B3, 4), MATCH(B3, {1; 27; 703})) […]

Use the following formula to convert a column number to a column letter: =LEFT(ADDRESS(1, B3, 4), MATCH(B3, {1; 27; 703})) […]

Highlight cells based on ranges

This article demonstrates a Conditional Formatting formula that lets you highlight cells based on numerical ranges specified in an Excel […]

This article demonstrates a Conditional Formatting formula that lets you highlight cells based on numerical ranges specified in an Excel […]

Highlight a column in a stacked column chart

This interactive chart allows you to select a country by press with left mouse button oning on a spin button. […]

This interactive chart allows you to select a country by press with left mouse button oning on a spin button. […]

Find empty dates in a set of date ranges

The formula in cell B8, shown above, extracts dates not included in the specified date ranges, in other words, dates […]

The formula in cell B8, shown above, extracts dates not included in the specified date ranges, in other words, dates […]

Working with overlapping date ranges

This article demonstrates formulas that calculate the number of overlapping ranges for all ranges, finds the most overlapped range and […]

This article demonstrates formulas that calculate the number of overlapping ranges for all ranges, finds the most overlapped range and […]

How to calculate overlapping time ranges

I found an old post that I think is interesting to write about today. Think of two overlapping ranges, it […]

I found an old post that I think is interesting to write about today. Think of two overlapping ranges, it […]

Permutations with and without repetition

I discussed the difference between permutations and combinations in my last post, today I want to talk about two kinds […]

I discussed the difference between permutations and combinations in my last post, today I want to talk about two kinds […]

How to use the INDIRECT function

The INDIRECT function returns the cell reference based on a text string and shows the content of that cell reference. […]

The INDIRECT function returns the cell reference based on a text string and shows the content of that cell reference. […]

Highlight unique values in a filtered Excel table

This article demonstrates a conditional formatting formula that allows you to highlight unique values based on a set of filtered […]

This article demonstrates a conditional formatting formula that allows you to highlight unique values based on a set of filtered […]

Prevent duplicate records in a worksheet

This article demonstrates how to set up Data Validation in order to control what the Excel user is allowed to […]

This article demonstrates how to set up Data Validation in order to control what the Excel user is allowed to […]

Compare data in an Excel chart using drop down lists

I will in this article demonstrate how to set up two drop down lists linked to an Excel chart, the […]

I will in this article demonstrate how to set up two drop down lists linked to an Excel chart, the […]

Highlight duplicates in a filtered Excel Table

The image above demonstrates a conditional formatting formula applied to an Excel Table containing random data. The Excel Table has […]

The image above demonstrates a conditional formatting formula applied to an Excel Table containing random data. The Excel Table has […]

Heat map yearly calendar

The calendar shown in the image above highlights events based on frequency. It is made only with a few conditional […]

The calendar shown in the image above highlights events based on frequency. It is made only with a few conditional […]

Highlight a column in a stacked column chart

I discovered this chart from Google Public policy blog and it got me thinking if I could do the same […]

I discovered this chart from Google Public policy blog and it got me thinking if I could do the same […]

Highlight a bar in a chart

This article demonstrates how to highlight a bar in a chart, it allows you to quickly bring attention to a […]

This article demonstrates how to highlight a bar in a chart, it allows you to quickly bring attention to a […]

How to change cell formatting using a Drop Down list

This article demonstrates how to apply different cell formatting to a cell range based on a Drop Down list, column […]

This article demonstrates how to apply different cell formatting to a cell range based on a Drop Down list, column […]

Prevent overlapping date and time ranges using data validation

The picture above shows an Excel Table with Data Validation applied. An error dialog box appears if a user tries […]

The picture above shows an Excel Table with Data Validation applied. An error dialog box appears if a user tries […]

Highlight lookups in relational tables

This article demonstrates a worksheet that highlights lookups across relational tables. I am using Excel defined Tables, if you add […]

This article demonstrates a worksheet that highlights lookups across relational tables. I am using Excel defined Tables, if you add […]

How to use an Excel Table name in Data Validation Lists and Conditional Formatting formulas

This article demonstrates different ways to reference an Excel defined Table in a drop-down list and Conditional Formatting. There are […]

This article demonstrates different ways to reference an Excel defined Table in a drop-down list and Conditional Formatting. There are […]

Use a calendar to filter an Excel defined Table

This article demonstrates how to filter an Excel defined Table based on the selected cell in a calendar. The calendar […]

This article demonstrates how to filter an Excel defined Table based on the selected cell in a calendar. The calendar […]

Plot date ranges in a calendar part 2

I will in this article demonstrate a calendar that automatically highlights dates based on date ranges, the calendar populates names […]

I will in this article demonstrate a calendar that automatically highlights dates based on date ranges, the calendar populates names […]

Add or remove a value in a drop down list programmatically

This article demonstrates how to add or remove a value in a regular drop down list based on a list […]

This article demonstrates how to add or remove a value in a regular drop down list based on a list […]

Watch schedule that populates vacation time

This schedule uses the year and month in cell D1 and K1 to highlight activities like vacation specified in the […]

This schedule uses the year and month in cell D1 and K1 to highlight activities like vacation specified in the […]

Count weekday within date range except holidays

Steve asks: Right now I'm using the following formula to tell me how many of a specific defined day, ie […]

Steve asks: Right now I'm using the following formula to tell me how many of a specific defined day, ie […]

True round-robin tournament

Mark G asks in Create a random playlist in excel: Can this example be modified to create a true round-robin […]

Mark G asks in Create a random playlist in excel: Can this example be modified to create a true round-robin […]

Find empty hours in a weekly schedule

The image above demonstartesÂ an array formula in cell B34 that extracts empty hours in a weekly calendar. I have created […]

The image above demonstartesÂ an array formula in cell B34 that extracts empty hours in a weekly calendar. I have created […]

How to use absolute and relative references

What is a reference in Excel? Excel has an A1 reference style meaning columns are named letters A to XFD […]

What is a reference in Excel? Excel has an A1 reference style meaning columns are named letters A to XFD […]

How to calculate a date based on specific weekday in a month

Question: How to calculate the date of the third Monday of a given month? Answer: Column B contains dates of […]

Question: How to calculate the date of the third Monday of a given month? Answer: Column B contains dates of […]

Choose between two data sets to VLOOKUP

Question: How doÂ I search a specific data set, I have two tables to choose from? Answer: Formula in cell C13: […]

Question: How doÂ I search a specific data set, I have two tables to choose from? Answer: Formula in cell C13: […]

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## Excel categories

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More than 300 Excel functions with detailed information including syntax, arguments, return values, and examples for most of the functions used in Excel formulas.

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Excel Tables simplifies your work with data, adding or removing data, filtering, totals, sorting, enhance readability using cell formatting, cell references, formulas, and more.

Allows you to filter data based on selected value , a given text, or other criteria. It also lets you filter existing data or move filtered values to a new location.

Lets you control what a user can type into a cell. It allows you to specifiy conditions and show a custom message if entered data is not valid.

Lets the user work more efficiently by showing a list that the user can select a value from. This lets you control what is shown in the list and is faster than typing into a cell.

Lets you name one or more cells, this makes it easier to find cells using the Name box, read and understand formulas containing names instead of cell references.

The Excel Solver is a free add-in that uses objective cells, constraints based on formulas on a worksheet to perform what-if analysis and other decision problems like permutations and combinations.

An Excel feature that lets you visualize data in a graph.

Format cells or cell values based a condition or criteria, there a multiple built-in Conditional Formatting tools you can use or use a custom-made conditional formatting formula.

Lets you quickly summarize vast amounts of data in a very user-friendly way. This powerful Excel feature lets you then analyze, organize and categorize important data efficiently.

VBA stands for Visual Basic for Applications and is a computer programming language developed by Microsoft, it allows you to automate time-consuming tasks and create custom functions.

A program or subroutine built in VBA that anyone can create. Use the macro-recorder to quickly create your own VBA macros.

UDF stands for User Defined Functions and is custom built functions anyone can create.

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