## 'SUM function' category

How to use the asterisk character

The asterisk character allows you to multiply numbers and boolean values in an Excel formula. It can also be used […]

The asterisk character allows you to multiply numbers and boolean values in an Excel formula. It can also be used […]

How to sum a cell range

I will in this article demonstrate different ways to sum values, the first method is so easy and fast it's […]

I will in this article demonstrate different ways to sum values, the first method is so easy and fast it's […]

How to count blank cells

The image above shows the COUNTBLANK function counting empty cells in cell range B3:B14. Note that the COUNTBLANK function ignores […]

The image above shows the COUNTBLANK function counting empty cells in cell range B3:B14. Note that the COUNTBLANK function ignores […]

Count cells with text

Table of Contents Count cells with text Count cells with text excluding cells containing a space character Count text values […]

Table of Contents Count cells with text Count cells with text excluding cells containing a space character Count text values […]

How to sum overlapping time

The worksheet above shows four different time ranges in column B and C, the formula in cell C10 counts the […]

The worksheet above shows four different time ranges in column B and C, the formula in cell C10 counts the […]

Count cells containing text from list

The array formula in cell F3 counts cells in column B that contains at least one of the values in […]

The array formula in cell F3 counts cells in column B that contains at least one of the values in […]

Sum by group

To extract groups from cell range B3:B10 I use the following regular formula in cell B13.

To extract groups from cell range B3:B10 I use the following regular formula in cell B13.

If cell contains text

This article demonstrates different formulas based on if a cell contains a given text. Formula in cell C3: =B3=$E$3 The […]

This article demonstrates different formulas based on if a cell contains a given text. Formula in cell C3: =B3=$E$3 The […]

How to create running totals

This article demonstrates a formula that calculates a running total. A running total is a sum that adds new numbers […]

This article demonstrates a formula that calculates a running total. A running total is a sum that adds new numbers […]

Count unique distinct values based on a condition

This article demonstrates how to construct a formula that counts unique distinct values based on a condition. The image above […]

This article demonstrates how to construct a formula that counts unique distinct values based on a condition. The image above […]

How to use the SUM function

The SUM function in Excel allows you to add values, the function returns the sum in the cell it is […]

The SUM function in Excel allows you to add values, the function returns the sum in the cell it is […]

How to use Excel Tables

An Excel table allows you to easily sort, filter and sum values in a data set where values are related.

An Excel table allows you to easily sort, filter and sum values in a data set where values are related.

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 […]

This article demonstrates a formula What's on this page Question Formula Array formula Explaining array formula Get the Excel File […]

List all permutations with a condition

I got a question a while ago about permutations, in essence how to find every permutation between 0 and 9 […]

I got a question a while ago about permutations, in essence how to find every permutation between 0 and 9 […]

Count identical values if they are on the same row

This article describes a formula that counts values in two columns if they are duplicates on the same row. What's […]

This article describes a formula that counts values in two columns if they are duplicates on the same row. What's […]

Count overlapping days across multiple date ranges

This post demonstrates a formula in cell D16 that counts overlapping dates across multiple date ranges. The date ranges are […]

This post demonstrates a formula in cell D16 that counts overlapping dates across multiple date ranges. The date ranges are […]

Sum numerical ranges between two numbers

This article explains how to build an array formula that sums numerical ranges. Example, I want to know how to […]

This article explains how to build an array formula that sums numerical ranges. Example, I want to know how to […]

Count overlapping days in multiple date ranges

The MEDIAN function lets you count overlapping dates between two date ranges. If you have more than two date ranges […]

The MEDIAN function lets you count overlapping dates between two date ranges. If you have more than two date ranges […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

This article demonstrates two ways to calculate expenses evenly split across multiple people. The first one is a formula solution, […]

Count comma separated values

This article demonstrates formulas that count values in cell based on a delimiting character. The image above shows a formula […]

This article demonstrates formulas that count values in cell based on a delimiting character. The image above shows a formula […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Count specific multiple text strings in a given cell range

This article demonstrates an array formula that counts how many times multiple text strings exist in a cell range. The […]

This article demonstrates an array formula that counts how many times multiple text strings exist in a cell range. The […]

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 […]

I will in this article demonstrate four formulas that do lookups, extract unique distinct and duplicate values and sums numbers […]

Lookups in relational tables

Excel 2010 has a PowerPivot feature and DAX formulas that let you work with multiple tables of data. You can […]

Excel 2010 has a PowerPivot feature and DAX formulas that let you work with multiple tables of data. You can […]

Count unique distinct values in a filtered Excel defined Table

This article demonstrates a formula that counts unique distinct values filtered from an Excel defined Table. Debra Dalgleish described in […]

This article demonstrates a formula that counts unique distinct values filtered from an Excel defined Table. Debra Dalgleish described in […]

Count groups of repeated values per row

Joe asks: I have a worksheet that has rows, each containing sequential groupings of values of "1" and "0". These […]

Joe asks: I have a worksheet that has rows, each containing sequential groupings of values of "1" and "0". These […]

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 […]

Bill Truax asks: Hello Oscar, I am building a spreadsheet for tracking calls for my local fire department. I have a […]

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 […]

Michael asks: I need to identify the duplicates based on the Columns D:H and put in Column C a small […]

Count unique distinct values that meet multiple criteria

This post demonstrates how to build an array formula that counts unique distinct values based on criteria. What's on this […]

This post demonstrates how to build an array formula that counts unique distinct values based on criteria. What's on this […]

Count unique distinct records with a date and column criteria

davidlim asks: re: Count records between two dates and a criterion based on the example, i was looking for 1 […]

davidlim asks: re: Count records between two dates and a criterion based on the example, i was looking for 1 […]

Count digits and ignore duplicates

Question: I have a question that I can’t seem to find an answer to: I want to make a full […]

Question: I have a question that I can’t seem to find an answer to: I want to make a full […]

Sort a list in random order in excel

Overview The array formula in cell range C2:C6 creates a random list from the values in cell range A2:A6. Array […]

Overview The array formula in cell range C2:C6 creates a random list from the values in cell range A2:A6. Array […]

Schedule recurring expenses in a calendar in excel (Personal Finance)

Below is an excel table containing recurring expenses and corresponding amounts, dates and recurring intervals. An excel table allows you to […]

Below is an excel table containing recurring expenses and corresponding amounts, dates and recurring intervals. An excel table allows you to […]

Count unique distinct values within same week, month or year

The array formula in cell E3 counts unique distinct items for all dates within the same week. Example, week 2 […]

The array formula in cell E3 counts unique distinct items for all dates within the same week. Example, week 2 […]

How to count unique distinct values based on a date

The array formula in cell D3 calculates the number of unique distinct items based on the given date in column B. […]

The array formula in cell D3 calculates the number of unique distinct items based on the given date in column B. […]

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 […]

Introduction In this post I am creating a spreadsheet that will calculate stock portfolio performance. To do this I am […]

Sum based on OR – AND logic

Question: It's easy to sum a list by multiple criteria, you just use array formula a la: =SUM((column_plane=TRUE)*(column_countries="USA")*(column_producer="Boeing")*(column_to_sum)) But all […]

Question: It's easy to sum a list by multiple criteria, you just use array formula a la: =SUM((column_plane=TRUE)*(column_countries="USA")*(column_producer="Boeing")*(column_to_sum)) But all […]

Using Excel Solver to schedule employees

This is a question I found at the bottom of this page Using Solver to schedule your workforce Bank 24 […]

This is a question I found at the bottom of this page Using Solver to schedule your workforce Bank 24 […]

Find positive and negative amounts that net to zero

I found this excel question: I am a Controller in a multinational company. We have many transactions (sales, credits, debits, […]

I found this excel question: I am a Controller in a multinational company. We have many transactions (sales, credits, debits, […]

Sum values between two dates and based on a condition

In this post, I will provide a formula to sum values in column (Qty) where a column (Date) meets two […]

In this post, I will provide a formula to sum values in column (Qty) where a column (Date) meets two […]

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 […]

The formula in cell D3 extracts unique distinct values from B3:B20 sorted based on the number of characters, it works […]

Sum cells containing numbers and text based on a condition

Question: I want to sum cells that have a "C" and a decimal number. The cells have other numbers and […]

Question: I want to sum cells that have a "C" and a decimal number. The cells have other numbers and […]

Highlight more than once taken course in any given day

Question: My scenario is tracking employees who complete online training. I capture their name, id, class taken, and date. Any […]

Question: My scenario is tracking employees who complete online training. I capture their name, id, class taken, and date. Any […]

Count text string in a range (case sensitive)

Question: How do I count the number of times a text string exists in a column? The text string may […]

Question: How do I count the number of times a text string exists in a column? The text string may […]

Count a specific text string in a cell

Table of Contents Count a specific text string in a cell Count text string in a range (case sensitive) Count […]

Table of Contents Count a specific text string in a cell Count text string in a range (case sensitive) Count […]

Count unique distinct values in two columns

Formula in C12: =SUM(1/COUNTIF($B$3:$B$8, $B$3:$B$8))+SUM(IF(COUNTIF($B$3:$B$8, $D$3:$D$8)=0, 1/COUNTIF($D$3:$D$8, $D$3:$D$8), 0)) How to create an array formula Double press with left mouse […]

Formula in C12: =SUM(1/COUNTIF($B$3:$B$8, $B$3:$B$8))+SUM(IF(COUNTIF($B$3:$B$8, $D$3:$D$8)=0, 1/COUNTIF($D$3:$D$8, $D$3:$D$8), 0)) How to create an array formula Double press with left mouse […]

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 […]

This article describes how to count unique distinct values. What are unique distinct values? They are all values but duplicates are […]

Sum unique numbers

Table of Contents Sum unique numbers Get Excel *.xlsx file Sum unique distinct numbers Get Excel *.xlsx file Sum number […]

Table of Contents Sum unique numbers Get Excel *.xlsx file Sum unique distinct numbers Get Excel *.xlsx file Sum number […]

Count dates inside a date range

How do I automatically count dates in a specific date range? Array formula in cell D3: =SUM(IF(($A$2:$A$10<$D$2)*($A$2:$A$10>$D$1), 1, 0)) + […]

How do I automatically count dates in a specific date range? Array formula in cell D3: =SUM(IF(($A$2:$A$10<$D$2)*($A$2:$A$10>$D$1), 1, 0)) + […]

Sort a column alphabetically

Table of Contents Sort a column - Excel 365 Sort a column using array formula Two columns sorting by the […]

Table of Contents Sort a column - Excel 365 Sort a column using array formula Two columns sorting by the […]

Count how many times a string exists in a cell range (case insensitive)

Question: How do I count how many times a word exists in a range of cells? It does not have […]

Question: How do I count how many times a word exists in a range of cells? It does not have […]

Sum cells with check boxes

I will now demonstrate with the following table how to add check-boxes and sum enabled check-boxes using a formula. Add […]

I will now demonstrate with the following table how to add check-boxes and sum enabled check-boxes using a formula. Add […]

Sum only visible cells

The SUBTOTAL function lets you sum values in a cell range that have some rows hidden or filtered, the picture […]

The SUBTOTAL function lets you sum values in a cell range that have some rows hidden or filtered, the picture […]

## Excel formula categories

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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.

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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