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How to sum a cell range
The easiest way to sum a cell range is to simply select the cell range and read the values in […]
INDEX MATCH – Last value
INDEX and MATCH are more versatile than the VLOOKUP function in terms of lookups, however, it only gets the first […]
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})) […]
Get date ranges from a schedule
The above picture shows you two formulas that extract names (column B) and date ranges (column C and D) based […]
Extract unique distinct records from two data sets
The picture above shows an array formula in cell B9:C13 that extracts unique distinct records from two tables in cell […]
DATEVALUE function not working
The DATEVALUE function returns an Excel date value (serial number) based on a date stored as text. However, it must […]
Match a range value containing both text and numerical characters
This article demonstrates how to match a value containing both text and digits to ranges. The search value is specified […]
Get the latest revision
Column B contains document names, many of them are duplicates. The adjacent column C has the revision of the documents […]
Highlight opposite numbers
Pamela asks: I would like to ask you how to identify PAIR of same numbers, but with a different sign. […]
INDEX and MATCH – multiple criteria and multiple results
This article demonstrates how to use INDEX and MATCH functions to match multiple conditions and return multiple results. The Excel […]
SMALL function – INDEX MATCH
This article demonstrates how to extract multiple numbers based on a condition and return a sorted list from small to […]
SMALL function for text
This article demonstrates a formula that sorts text values based on character length, the Excel 365 dynamic array formula is […]
INDEX MATCH – Case sensitive
The picture above demonstrates a formula in cell F3 that allows you to look up a value in column B […]
INDEX MATCH – multiple results
This article demonstrates how to use INDEX and MATCH functions to lookup and return multiple results. The lookup value is […]
Match two columns
This article demonstrates formulas that match two conditions in a column each and return another value on the same row […]
If cell contains text from list
This article demonstrates several ways to check if a cell contains any value based on a list. The first example […]
INDEX MATCH with multiple criteria
This article demonstrates formulas that let you perform lookups using two or more conditions. The image above shows two conditions […]
Use IF + COUNTIF to evaluate multiple conditions
The image above demonstrates a formula that matches a value to multiple conditions, if the condition is met the formula […]
Two-dimensional lookup using two tables
The following formula performs a two-way lookup in two different tables.
How to extract a case sensitive unique list from a column
This article demonstrates a formula that extracts unique values from a column also considering upper and lower characters (case sensitive). […]
Lookup based on a date range and a condition return multiple values
This article demonstrates a formula that extracts values from a column based on a date range criteria and another condition. […]
Extract a list of alphabetically sorted duplicates based on a condition
The following image shows you a data set in columns B and C. The formula in cell E2 extracts a […]
Extract duplicate values with exceptions
This article demonstrates formulas that extract duplicate values from a column, however, column D contains values that you don't want […]
Filter duplicate values using criteria
This article demonstrates formulas that extract duplicates based on three conditions. Table of Contents Filter duplicate values using criteria How […]
Unique distinct list sorted alphabetically based on a condition
This article demonstrates how to extract unique distinct values based on a condition and also sorted from A to z. […]
Use VLOOKUP and return multiple values sorted from A to Z
This article demonstrates how to extract multiple values based on a search value and display them sorted from A to […]
Concatenate unique distinct values
This article demonstrates Excel formulas that extract unique distinct values from a cell range and concatenates the values using any […]
Partial match values and return value with highest level
This article demonstrates a formula that searches a cell (partial match) based on values in a table and returns a […]
Use VLOOKUP to calculate discounts, commissions, tariffs, charges, shipping costs, packaging expenses or bonuses
Have you ever tried to build a formula to calculate discounts based on price? The VLOOKUP function is much easier […]
Reverse two-way lookups
This article demonstrates a few different formulas that extract values from the table column header names and the right-most column. […]
Rotating unique groups with no repeat
This article demonstrates a formula What's on this page Question Formula Array formula Explaining array formula Get the Excel File […]
Time sheet for work
I have built a sheet to track time at work. It is very simple, there are 13 sheets, one for […]
How to extract rows containing digits [Formula]
This article describes a formula that returns all rows containing at least one digit 0 (zero) to 9. What's on […]
Sort values by corresponding text arranged in a column
This article describes a formula that sorts values arranged in a column from A to z by every other value. […]
Sort items by adjacent number in every other value
This article demonstrates a formula that sorts items arranged horizontally based on the adjacent numbers, every other column contains a […]
Follow stock market trends – Moving Average
In my previous post, I described how to build a dynamic stock chart that lets you easily adjust the date […]
Dynamic stock chart
This stock chart built in Excel allows you to change the date range and the chart is instantly updated. What's […]
How to color chart bars based on their values
(Chart data is made up) This article demonstrates two ways to color chart bars and chart columns based on their […]
Sort based on frequency row-wise
In this article, I will demonstrate two techniques for counting per row. The first example is simple and straightforward. The […]
Dynamic scoreboard
This article demonstrates a scoreboard, displayed to the left, that sorts contestants based on total scores and refreshes instantly each […]
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 […]
How to build a Team Generator – different number of people per team
JD asks in this post: Dynamic team generator Hi, what if we have different number of people per team? So in […]
Split expenses calculator
This article demonstrates two ways to calculate expenses evenly split across multiple people. The first one is a formula solution, […]
How to automatically add new items to a drop down list
A drop-down list in Excel prevents a user from entering an invalid value in a cell. Entering a value that […]
Find numbers closest to sum
Excelxor is such a great website for inspiration, I am really impressed by this post Which numbers add up to […]
Find the most/least consecutive repeated value [VBA]
This post Find the longest/smallest consecutive sequence of a value has a few really big array formulas. Today I would like to […]
Extract the most repeated adjacent values in a column
The array formula in cell D3 returns the the length of longest consecutive sequence of a value in column A.  Cell […]
Search for a sequence of cells based on wildcard search
This article demonstrates array formulas that perform a wildcard search based on a sequence of values. The formulas return the […]
Search for a sequence of values
This article demonstrates array formulas that identify two search values in a row or in a sequence. The image above […]
How to group items by quarter using formulas
This article demonstrates two formulas, the first formula counts items by quarter and the second formula extracts the corresponding items […]
Compare two lists and filter unique values where the sum in one column doesn’t match the other column
How would you figure out an unique list where the sum of in one column doesn't match the other column? […]
Working with classic ciphers in Excel
What's on this page Reverse text Insert random characters Convert letters to numbers How to shuffle characters in the alphabet […]
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 […]
Merge tables based on a condition
This article demonstrates techniques on how to merge or combine two data sets using a condition. The top left data […]
Lookup value based on two critera – second criteria is the adjacent value and its position in a given list
This article demonstrates a formula that extracts items based on two conditions. The first condition (Location) is used to find […]
How to animate an Excel chart
This article demonstrates how to create a chart that animates the columns when filtering chart data. The columns change incrementally […]
Sort by multiple columns
This article demonstrates how to sort a data set by multipe columns using the SORTBY function, Ecel Table and Excel […]
Lookup and return multiple sorted values based on corresponding values in another column
This article demonstrates a formula that extracts values based on a condition and sorts the returned values based on values […]
Compare two columns and extract differences
This article demonstrates formulas that extract values that exist only in one column out of two columns. There are text […]
How to filter chart data
What if you want to show a selection of a data set on a chart and easily change that selection? […]
Wildcard lookups and include or exclude criteria
This article demonstrates three different ways to filter a data set if a value contains a specific string and if […]
Lookup with any number of criteria
This article demonstrates a formula that allows you to search a data set using any number of conditions, however, one […]
Easily select data using hyperlinks
The image above shows two hyperlinks, the first hyperlink lets you select a data set automatically based on a dynamic […]
Create a hyperlink linked to the result of a two-dimensional lookup
The image above shows a formula in cell C2 that searches for a value based on two conditions specified in […]
Heat map using pictures
I made a heat map calendar a few months ago and it inspired me to write this article. The heat […]
How to build an interactive map in Excel
This article describes how to create a map in Excel, the map is an x y scatter chart with an […]
Assign records unique random text strings
This article demonstrates a formula that distributes given text strings randomly across records in any given day meaning they may […]
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 […]
How to use the MATCH function
Identify the position of a value in an array.
How to change a picture in a worksheet dynamically [VBA]
Rahul asks: I want to know how to create a vlookup sheet, and when we enter a name in a […]
Lookup using multiple conditions
Debraj Roy asks: Hi Oscar, I failed to search for "Ask" Section.. so submitting my query here.. Apologize for hijacking […]
How to sort a data set using three different approaches, built-in tools, array formulas, and VBA
I will in this article demonstrate three different techniques to sort a data set in Excel. The first method sorts […]
Convert array formula to a regular formula
This article explains how to avoid array formulas if needed. It won't work with all array formulas, however, smaller ones […]
Repeat values across cells
This article explains how to repeat specific values based on a table, the table contains the items to be repeated […]
Merge two relational data sets
This article demonstrates how to merge two relational data sets before creating a Pivot table. A Pivot Table is limited […]
VLOOKUP and return multiple values across columns
This article demonstrates a formula that lets you extract non-empty values across columns based on a condition. The image above […]
How to use VLOOKUP/XLOOKUP with multiple conditions
I will in this article demonstrate how to use the VLOOKUP function with multiple conditions. The function was not built […]
Locate lookup values in an Excel table [HYPERLINK]
Today I'll show you a formula that returns a hyperlink pointing to a location based on a lookup value. When […]
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 […]
Working with three relational tables
I will in this article demonstrate four formulas that do lookups, extract unique distinct and duplicate values and sums numbers […]
Extract unique distinct values from a relational table
In this post, I am going to show you how to extract unique distinct values and duplicates using a formula, […]
Lookups in relational tables
Excel 2010 has a PowerPivot feature and DAX formulas that let you work with multiple tables of data. You can […]
Filter values that exists in all three columns
This article explains how to extract values that exist in three different columns, they must occur in each of the […]
Search related table based on a date and date range
I will in this article demonstrate how to search a table for a date based on a condition and then […]
Excel calendar [VBA]
This workbook contains two worksheets, one worksheet shows a calendar and the other worksheet is used to store events. The […]
Populate drop down list with filtered Excel Table values
This article demonstrates how to populate a drop down list with filtered values from an Excel defined Table. The animated […]
Use drop down lists and named ranges to filter chart values
This article demonstrates how to use drop down lists combined with an Excel defined Table and a chart. This allows […]
Shift Schedule
Geoff asks: Hi Oscar, I have a cross reference table we use for shift scheduling. The x-axis is comprised of […]
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 […]
Extract table headers based on a condition
This article demonstrates an array formula that returns the table header based on a condition. For example, in cell C8 […]
Plot buy and sell points in an Excel Chart based on two moving averages
This article demonstrates how to display buy and sell signals on an Excel chart based on two moving averages, the […]
Lookup multiple values across columns and return a single value
This article demonstrates how to get a value from a dataset based on multiple conditions across multiple columns. S.Babu asks: […]
Unique distinct records sorted based on count or frequency
This article demonstrates how to sort a table based on count meaning the formula counts each record and returns a […]
Auto populate a worksheet
Rodney Schmidt asks: I am a convenience store owner that is looking to make a spreadsheet formula. I want this […]
Partial match and return multiple adjacent values
This article demonstrates array formulas that search for cell values containing a search string and returns corresponding values on the […]
Dependent drop-down lists in multiple rows
This article demonstrates how to set up dependent drop-down lists in multiple cells. The drop-down lists are populated based on […]
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 […]
Find entry based on conditions
Bill Truax asks: Hello Oscar, I am building a spreadsheet for tracking calls for my local fire department. I have a […]
Free School Schedule Template
This template makes it easy for you to create a weekly school schedule, simply enter the time ranges and the […]
Label groups of duplicate records
Michael asks: I need to identify the duplicates based on the Columns D:H and put in Column C a small […]
Use a drop down list to search and return multiple values
I will in this article demonstrate how to use a value from a drop-down list and use it to do […]
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 […]
Extract unique distinct values from a filtered Excel defined Table [UDF and Formula]
This article demonstrates two formulas that extract distinct values from a filtered Excel Table, one formula for Excel 365 subscribers […]
Count cells between specified values
This article demonstrates formulas that calculate the number of cells between two values, the first scenario involves two search values […]
Extract unique distinct values based on a filtered Excel defined Table
This blog post demonstrates how to filter unique distinct values from an Excel table dynamically. When you change or add […]
VLOOKUP in a filtered Excel Table and return multiple values
This post describes how to search filtered values in an Excel defined Table using a condition given in cell 12 and return […]
Remove common records between two data sets
This article demonstrates how to filter records occurring in only one out of two Excel defined tables. It also shows […]
Insert blank rows for missing values
HughMark asks:  I have 2 columns named customer (A1) and OR No. (B1). Under customer are names enumerated below them. […]
Filter unique distinct values, sorted and blanks removed from a range
EEK asks: I am looking for the same formula on this page, but targeting a range of MxN (spanning multiple […]
How to sort a data set in a custom order
Your boss wants you to sort the company's products by a new criterion, quality. You receive a list from your […]
Search each column for a string each and return multiple records – OR logic
RU asks: Can you please suggest if i want to find out the rows with fixed value in "First Name" […]
Filter unique distinct records with a condition
Sean asks: If Tea and Coffee has Americano,it will only return Americano once and not twice. I am looking for a […]
VLOOKUP – Return multiple unique distinct values
This article shows how to extract unique distinct values based on a condition applied to an adjacent column using formulas. […]
How to highlight differences in price lists
Today I am going to show you how to quickly compare two tables using Conditional Formatting (CF). I am going […]
Filter records based on a date range and a text string
Murlidhar asks: How do I search text in cell and use a date range to filter records? i.e st.Dt D1 […]
Merge matching rows
Question: I'm using excel 2003. This is my problem.Sheet 1 COL A contains fruits, col B to H contains there […]
Tracking a stock portfolio in excel (auto update)
Question: I found a question here about tracking a stock portfolio. He would like to automatically create an overview table […]
Create a drop down calendar
The drop down calendar in the image above uses a "calculation" sheet and a named range. You can copy the drop-down […]
Monthly calendar template #2
I have created another monthly calendar template for you to get. Select a month and year in cells A1 and […]
Monthly calendar template
The image above shows a calendar that is dynamic meaning you choose year and month and the calendar instantly updates […]
Filter shared records from two tables
I will in this blog post demonstrate a formula that extracts common records (shared records) from two data sets in […]
Lookup and return multiple values concatenated into one cell
This article demonstrates how to find a value in a column and concatenate corresponding values on the same row. The […]
Automate Excel: Update list with new values
Overview Updating a list using copy/paste is a boring task. This blog article describes how to update values in a price […]
Create dependent drop down lists containing unique distinct values in multiple rows
Sharmila asks: How can i use these list for multiple rows? I would like to use these lists for multiple […]
Compare two columns and return differences
The image above demonstrates an array formula in cell B11 that extracts values that only exist in List 1 (B3:B7) […]
Extract unique distinct values based on the 4 last characters
Sean asks: The good thing about this formula is that it is short and easy to remember. The main drawback […]
Apply dependent combo box selections to a filter
Josh asks: now if i only knew how to apply these dependent dropdown selections to a filter, i'd be set. […]
Create a drop down list containing alphabetically sorted values
This article describes how to create a drop-down list populated with sorted values from A to Z. The sorted list […]
Sort based on frequency and criteria
Andre asks:I am trying to list people with the highest scores based on certain criteria. My data: column A B […]
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 […]
Dynamic team generator
Mark G asks: 1 - I see you could change the formula to have the experssion COUNTIF($C$1:C1, $E$2:$E$5)<5 changed so […]
Create a random playlist
This article describes how to create a random playlist based on a given number of teams using an array formula. […]
Sort records based on two columns
Ralee asks in in this blog post: Sort values in parallel (array formula) If there is information in adjacent columns, […]
Case sensitive lookup and return multiple values
The array formula in cell F5 returns adjacent values from column C where values in column B matches the search […]
Extract a unique distinct list and sum amounts based on a condition
Anura asks: Is it possible to extend this by matching items that meet a criteria? I have a list of […]
Extract a unique distinct list sorted from A to Z ignore blanks
The image above demonstrates a formula in cell D3 that extracts unique distinct numbers and text values sorted from A […]
List all unique distinct rows in a given month
This article demonstrates a formula that extracts unique distinct records/rows for a given month specified in cell C2, see the […]
Sort numeric values based on proximity to a given number
The image above demonstrates an array formula in cell C25 that extracts numbers based on how far off they are […]
Filter duplicates within same date, week or month
The image above demonstrates a formula in cell E3 that extracts duplicate items if they are on the same date. […]
Remove duplicates within same month or year
The array formula in cell B15 extracts dates from B4:B12 if it is not a duplicate item in the same […]
Automate net asset value (NAV) calculation on your stock portfolio
Introduction In this post I am creating a spreadsheet that will calculate stock portfolio performance. To do this I am […]
Match two criteria and return multiple records
This article demonstrates how to extract records/rows based on two conditions applied to two different columns, you can easily extend […]
Create number series
Excel has a great built-in tool for creating number series named Autofill. The tool is great, however, in some situations, […]
Count cells between two values
The formula in cell E16 counts the number of cells between value B and H, Value B is in cell B3 […]
Return multiple values if in range
The image above shows a formula in cell C11 that extracts values from column D if the number in cell […]
How to return a value if lookup value is in a range
In this article, I will demonstrate four different formulas that allow you to lookup a value that is to be found […]
Sort two columns
The image above shows a table with two columns in cell range B3:C16, it contains random text values in column […]
VLOOKUP/XLOOKUP of three columns to pull a single record
Question: Does anyone know how to do a VLOOKUP of three columns to pull a single record? Table of Contents VLOOKUP […]
Vlookup with 2 or more lookup criteria and return multiple matches
VLOOKUP and return multiple matches based on many criteria.
Formula for matching a date within a date range
This article demonstrates how to match a specified date to date ranges. The image above shows a formula in cell […]
Find latest date based on a condition
This article demonstrates how to return the latest date based on a condition using formulas or a Pivot Table. The […]
Search values distributed horizontally and return corresponding value
Table of Contents Search values distributed horizontally and return the corresponding value Filter values distributed horizontally - Excel 365 1. […]
Most frequent value between two dates
In this article I will show you how to extract the most frequent value (text or number) between two dates […]
Lookup min max values within a date range
This article explains how to find the smallest and largest value using two conditions. In this case they are date […]
Lookup two index columns
Formula in B14: =INDEX(D3:D6, SUMPRODUCT(--(C10=B3:B6), --(C11=C3:C6), ROW(D3:D6)-MIN(ROW(D3:D6))+1)) Alternative array formula #1 in B15: =INDEX(D3:D6, MATCH(C10&"-"&C11, B3:B6&"-"&C3:C6, 0)) Alternative array formula […]
5 easy ways to VLOOKUP and return multiple values
This post explains how to lookup a value and return multiple values. No array formula required.
Extract unique distinct values sorted based on sum of adjacent values
Filtering unique distinct text values and sort them based on the sum of adjacent values can easily be done by […]
Filter unique values from a cell range
Unique values are values occurring only once in cell range. This is what I am going to demonstrate in this blog […]
Filter unique values sorted from A to Z
A unique value is a value that only exists once in a list. A unique distinct list contains all cell values […]
Create a list with most recent data available
Question: i have two sets of data - one has an identifier column and one result column. A2 data1 B2 […]
Extract records where all criteria match if not empty
Question: I second G's question: can this be done for more than 3? i.e. (Instead of last name, middle, first) […]
Sort text values by length
Array formula in B2: =INDEX($B$3:$B$20, MATCH(LARGE(LEN($B$3:$B$20), ROWS($A$1:A1)), LEN($B$3:$B$20)*(COUNTIF($F$2:F2, $B$3:$B$20)<COUNTIF($B$3:$B$20, $B$3:$B$20)), 0)) copied down as far as needed. To enter an […]
Create unique distinct list sorted based on text length
The formula in cell D3 extracts unique distinct values from B3:B20 sorted based on the number of characters, it works […]
Unique distinct values sorted based on frequency
What's on this page Unique distinct values sorted based on frequency Unique distinct values sorted based on frequency - Excel […]
Unique distinct list from a column sorted A to Z
Question: How do I create a unique distinct list from a column sorted A to Z using array formula? Array […]
Extract unique distinct values A to Z from a range and ignore blanks
This article demonstrates formulas that extract sorted unique distinct values from a cell range containing also blanks. Unique distinct values […]
Identify missing three character alpha code numbers
This blog article answers a comment in this blog article: Identify missing values in two columns using excel formula Question: […]
Reverse a list ignoring blanks
This article demonstrates two different formulas, one for Excel 365 and one for earlier versions. Table of Contents Reverse a […]
List values with past date
Question: I have a column "B" with a last name.. I have another columb with a date in it "C"... […]
Perform multiple partial matches and return records – AND logic
Question: Can expand this equation set into more than two colums of data, say if I had a first, middle […]
Filter common values between two ranges
The image above shows an array formula in cell B12 that extracts values shared by cell range B2:D4 (One) and […]
Filter values occurring in range 1 but not in range 2
The formulas above extracts values that exists only in one or the other cell range, if you are looking for […]
Filter common values from three separate columns
Array formula in B15: =INDEX($B$3:$B$12, MATCH(0, COUNTIF($B$14:B14, $B$3:$B$12)+IF(((COUNTIF($D$3:$D$11, $B$3:$B$12)>0)+(COUNTIF($F$3:$F$12, $B$3:$B$12)>0))=2, 0, 1), 0)) Copy cell B15 and paste it to […]
Filter duplicate values and sort by corresponding date
Array formula in D2: =INDEX($A$2:$A$21, MATCH(SMALL(IF(COUNTIF($B$2:$B$21, $B$2:$B$21)>1, COUNTIF($A$2:$A$21, "<"&$A$2:$A$21), ""),ROWS($A$1:A1)), COUNTIF($A$2:$A$21, "<"&$A$2:$A$21), 0)) Array formula in E2: =INDEX($B$2:$B$21, MATCH(SMALL(IF(COUNTIF($B$2:$B$21, $B$2:$B$21)>1, […]
Sort a range from A to Z [Array formula]
Question: How do I sort a range alphabetically using excel array formula? Answer: Cell range $B$2:$E$5 contains text values in random […]
Extract a unique distinct list sorted from A-Z from range
The image above shows an array formula in cell B8 that extracts unique distinct values sorted alphabetically from cell range […]
Extract a list of alphabetically sorted duplicates from a column
The following array formula extracts duplicate values sorted from A to Z from cell range B3:B21. Excel array formula in […]
Extract duplicates from a multi-column cell range
This article describes two formulas that extract duplicates from a multi-column cell range, the first one is built for Excel […]
Search for a text string in a data set and return multiple records
This article explains different techniques that filter rows/records that contain a given text string in any of the cell values […]
Sort text cells alphabetically from two columns
Table of Contents Sort text from two columns combined (array formula) How to create an array formula How to copy […]
How to create a unique distinct list based on two conditions
Question: How do I create a unique distinct list where other columns meet two criteria using excel array formula? Answer: […]
How to perform a two-dimensional lookup
Question: How would I go about looking up data in a cross-reference table. I have the header row (i.e. 24) […]
Extract a list of duplicates from a column
The array formula in cell C2 extracts duplicate values from column A. Only one duplicate of each value is displayed […]
Extract a list of duplicates from two columns combined
The following regular formula extracts duplicates from column B (List1) and column D (List2) combined, the result is shown in […]
Partial match based on two conditions
Question: I want to search two columns with two search strings? The strings can be anywhere in these two columns […]
Extract a unique distinct list from three columns
Question: How do I extract a unique distinct list from three ranges or lists? The ranges are not necessarily adjacent […]
Extract a unique distinct list from two columns
Question: I have two ranges or lists (List1 and List2) from where I would like to extract a unique distinct […]
Identify missing numbers in a column
The image above shows an array formula in cell D6 that extracts missing numbers i cell range B3:B7, the lower […]
Count unique distinct values
This article describes how to count unique distinct values. What are unique distinct values? They are all values but duplicates are […]
Populate drop down list with unique distinct values sorted from A to Z
Question: How do I create a drop-down list with unique distinct alphabetically sorted values? Table of contents Sort values using […]
Lookup the nearest date
The image above demonstrates an array formula in cell E4 that searches for the closest date in column A to the […]
Partial match with two conditions and return multiple results
This article demonstrates a formula that extracts a row or record from a data table using two strings as criteria. […]
Filter unique distinct values based on a date range
Table of Contents Filter unique distinct values based on a date range How to enter an array formula Filter unique […]
Extract unique distinct values if adjacent cell is text
Question: I want a unique distinct list to be created from a column where an adjacent column has text cell […]
Sort column based on frequency
This article demonstrates a formula that sorts cell values by their frequency, in other words, how many times a value […]
Partial match for multiple strings – AND logic
This article demonstrates formulas that let you perform partial matches based on multiple strings and return those strings if all […]
Extract a unique distinct list sorted from A to Z
The array formula in cell D3 extracts unique distinct values sorted A to Z, from column B to column D. […]
How to quickly find the maximum or minimum value [Formula]
This article demonstrates formulas that will return the largest and smallest numbers, the corresponding column headers, the cell addresses, and […]
5 easy ways to extract Unique Distinct Values
First, let me explain the difference between unique values and unique distinct values, it is important you know the difference […]
Sort a column alphabetically
Table of Contents Sort a column - Excel 365 Sort a column using array formula Two columns sorting by the […]
Extract all rows that contain a value between this and that
Question: I have a list and I want to filter out all rows that have a value (Column C) that […]
Delete blanks and errors in a list
Table of Contents Delete blanks and errors in a list How to find errors in a worksheet 1. Delete blanks […]
Extract unique distinct values from a multi-column cell range
Question: I have cell values spanning over several columns and I want to create a unique list from that range. […]
Extract records between two dates
Question: How to filter rows using dates? Answer: In this post I will describe how to: Filter rows using array […]
How to extract not shared values in two columns
Question: How do i remove common values between two lists? Answer: The solution in this article, removes common values and […]
Extract shared values between two columns
This article demonstrates ways to extract shared values in different cell ranges, two and three cell ranges. The Excel 365 […]
Extract unique distinct records based on a criterion
In a previous article "Automatically filter unique row records from multiple columns", I presented a solution to filter out unique […]
How to extract email addresses from an Excel sheet
Question: How to extract email addresses from this sheet? Answer: It depends on how the emails are populated in your worksheet? […]
How to search for a string in a column
Question: How do i create a flexible search formula to search a list? Answer: The following formula let´s you search […]
Filter unique distinct records
Table of contents Filter unique distinct row records Filter unique distinct row records but not blanks Filter unique distinct row […]
What values are missing in List 1 that exists i List 2?
This article shows how to compare two nonadjacent cell ranges and extract values that exist only in one of the […]
Find closest value
This article demonstrates formulas that extract the nearest number in a cell range to a condition. The image above shows […]
Remove blank cells
In this blog post I will provide two solutions on how to remove blank cells and a solution on how […]
Find latest date in a list
The image above shows a formula in cell D3 that extracts the latest date in cell range B3:B15. =MAX(B3:B15) The MAX […]

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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.
More than 1300 formulas organized in subcategories.
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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