## 'MIN function' category

How to find the smallest number excluding zeros

Column B contains numbers, the formula in cell D3 calculates the smallest value excluding zeros. Note that all numbers are […]

Column B contains numbers, the formula in cell D3 calculates the smallest value excluding zeros. Note that all numbers are […]

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 […]

How to use the MIN function

The MIN function allows you to retrieve the smallest number in a cell range. The formula in cell D3 extracts […]

The MIN function allows you to retrieve the smallest number in a cell range. The formula in cell D3 extracts […]

SMALL function ignore duplicates

This article demonstrates ways to sort numbers from smallest to largest ignoring duplicate numbers. Table of Contents SMALL function with […]

This article demonstrates ways to sort numbers from smallest to largest ignoring duplicate numbers. Table of Contents SMALL function with […]

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 […]

This article demonstrates a formula that searches a cell (partial match) based on values in a table and returns a […]

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. […]

This article demonstrates a few different formulas that extract values from the table column header names and the right-most column. […]

Compare two columns in different worksheets

This article describes an array formula that compares values from two different columns in two worksheets twice and returns a […]

This article describes an array formula that compares values from two different columns in two worksheets twice and returns a […]

Follow stock market trends – trailing stop

This time I want to demonstrate an alternative way to identify a major trend in the stock market. The previous post […]

This time I want to demonstrate an alternative way to identify a major trend in the stock market. The previous post […]

Find and return the highest number and corresponding date based on a condition

This article describes how to filter records based on the maximum value of a specific item. There are names in […]

This article describes how to filter records based on the maximum value of a specific item. There are names in […]

A beginners guide to Excel array formulas

Array formulas allows you to do advanced calculations not possible with regular formulas.

Array formulas allows you to do advanced calculations not possible with regular formulas.

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 […]

Count overlapping days in multiple date ranges, part 2

In the previous post I explained how to count overlapping dates comparing a single date range against multiple date ranges. […]

In the previous post I explained how to count overlapping dates comparing a single date range against multiple date ranges. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The array formula in cell D3 returns the the length of longest consecutive sequence of a value in column A. Cell […]

Sort by multiple columns

This article demonstrates how to sort a data set by multipe columns using the SORTBY function, Ecel Table and Excel […]

This article demonstrates how to sort a data set by multipe columns using the SORTBY function, Ecel Table and Excel […]

Find earliest and latest overlapping dates in a set of date ranges based on a condition

This article explains how to create a formula that returns the earliest (smallest) and the latest (largest) date of overlapping […]

This article explains how to create a formula that returns the earliest (smallest) and the latest (largest) date of overlapping […]

Hover with mouse cursor to change stock in a candlestick chart

This article demonstrates how to change chart series while hovering with mouse cursor over a series name. The image above […]

This article demonstrates how to change chart series while hovering with mouse cursor over a series name. The image above […]

Repeat values across cells

This article explains how to repeat specific values based on a table, the table contains the items to be repeated […]

This article explains how to repeat specific values based on a table, the table contains the items to be repeated […]

Find smallest and largest unique number

This article explains how to calculate the largest and smallest number based on a condition which is if the number […]

This article explains how to calculate the largest and smallest number based on a condition which is if the number […]

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 […]

I will in this article demonstrate how to use the VLOOKUP function with multiple conditions. The function was not built […]

Change chart axis range programmatically

This article demonstrates a macro that changes y-axis range programmatically, this can be useful if you are working with stock […]

This article demonstrates a macro that changes y-axis range programmatically, this can be useful if you are working with stock […]

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 […]

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 […]

EEK asks: I am looking for the same formula on this page, but targeting a range of MxN (spanning multiple […]

Tracking a stock portfolio #2

This is follow up post to: Tracking a stock portfolio in excel (auto update) In this post we are going to […]

This is follow up post to: Tracking a stock portfolio in excel (auto update) In this post we are going to […]

Extract dates from overlapping date ranges

The array formula in cell B3 extracts overlapping dates based on the date ranges in columns D and E. What's […]

The array formula in cell B3 extracts overlapping dates based on the date ranges in columns D and E. What's […]

Convert date ranges into dates

The array formula in cell B3 creates a list of dates based on the date ranges displayed in D3:E7, it […]

The array formula in cell B3 creates a list of dates based on the date ranges displayed in D3:E7, it […]

Get the smallest number larger than a given number

This article demonstrates how to extract the smallest number larger than a condition and the largest number smaller than a […]

This article demonstrates how to extract the smallest number larger than a condition and the largest number smaller than a […]

Filter duplicate values in a range using “contain” condition

The array formula in cell B10 extracts duplicate values from cell range B2:D4 if they contain string specified in cell […]

The array formula in cell B10 extracts duplicate values from cell range B2:D4 if they contain string specified in cell […]

Extract unique distinct text values containing string in a range

The formula in cell B10 extracts unique distinct values from cell range B2:d4 that contains the string specified in cell […]

The formula in cell B10 extracts unique distinct values from cell range B2:d4 that contains the string specified in cell […]

Filter duplicate values from a range that begins with string

The array formula in cell B10 extracts duplicate values from cell range B2:D4 if they begin with the condition specified […]

The array formula in cell B10 extracts duplicate values from cell range B2:D4 if they begin with the condition specified […]

Extract unique distinct values from cell range that begins with string

The array formula in cell B10 extracts unique distinct values from cell range B2:D4 that begins with a given condition […]

The array formula in cell B10 extracts unique distinct values from cell range B2:D4 that begins with a given condition […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unique values are values occurring only once in cell range. This is what I am going to demonstrate in this blog […]

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 […]

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 […]

This article demonstrates formulas that extract sorted unique distinct values from a cell range containing also blanks. Unique distinct values […]

How to highlight MAX and MIN value based on month

The image above shows rows highlighted based on value in column C being the largest or smallest in that particular […]

The image above shows rows highlighted based on value in column C being the largest or smallest in that particular […]

Find min and max unique and duplicate numerical values

Table of Contents How to find the largest duplicate number How to find the largest duplicate number - Excel 365 […]

Table of Contents How to find the largest duplicate number How to find the largest duplicate number - Excel 365 […]

Sort a range based on value frequency

The formula in cell B8 extracts a list sorted based on frequency. Array formula in B8: =TEXTJOIN("", TRUE, IF(MIN(IF((MAX(IF(COUNTIF($B$7:B7, $B$2:$E$5)=0, […]

The formula in cell B8 extracts a list sorted based on frequency. Array formula in B8: =TEXTJOIN("", TRUE, IF(MIN(IF((MAX(IF(COUNTIF($B$7:B7, $B$2:$E$5)=0, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The formulas above extracts values that exists only in one or the other cell range, if you are looking for […]

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 […]

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 […]

The image above shows an array formula in cell B8 that extracts unique distinct values sorted alphabetically from cell range […]

Highlight smallest duplicate number

Question: How do I highlight the smallest duplicate value in a column using conditional formatting? Answer: Conditional formatting formula in […]

Question: How do I highlight the smallest duplicate value in a column using conditional formatting? Answer: Conditional formatting formula in […]

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 […]

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 […]

This article describes two formulas that extract duplicates from a multi-column cell range, the first one is built for Excel […]

How to highlight duplicate values

Table of Contents How to highlight duplicate values Highlight the smallest duplicate number 1. How to highlight duplicate values The […]

Table of Contents How to highlight duplicate values Highlight the smallest duplicate number 1. How to highlight duplicate values The […]

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 […]

The image above demonstrates an array formula in cell E4 that searches for the closest date in column A to the […]

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 […]

This article demonstrates formulas that will return the largest and smallest numbers, the corresponding column headers, the cell addresses, and […]

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. […]

Question: I have cell values spanning over several columns and I want to create a unique list from that range. […]

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? […]

Question: How to extract email addresses from this sheet? Answer: It depends on how the emails are populated in your worksheet? […]

Find closest value

This article demonstrates formulas that extract the nearest number in a cell range to a condition. The image above shows […]

This article demonstrates formulas that extract the nearest number in a cell range to a condition. The image above shows […]

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 […]

The image above shows a formula in cell D3 that extracts the latest date in cell range B3:B15. =MAX(B3:B15) The MAX […]

Find the smallest value in a list that is larger than a number

Problem: Find the smallest value in a list but it has to be bigger than 45? Answer: MINIFS function [Excel […]

Problem: Find the smallest value in a list but it has to be bigger than 45? Answer: MINIFS function [Excel […]

## 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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