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How to ignore error values using the SMALL function

The image above shows you a formula in cell D3 that tries to get the smallest number from cell range […]

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 […]

How to replace part of formula in all cells

This article explains how to substitute part of a formula across all cells in a worksheet. It is easier than […]

SMALL function with multiple cell ranges

Today I learned how to sort numbers from multiple cell ranges thanks to Sam Miller. It is surprisingly simple and easy. […]

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 […]

How to ignore zeros using the SMALL function

This article shows how to create a formula that sorts numbers from small to large excluding zeros. I will also […]

SMALL function – multiple conditions

This article demonstrates how to sort numbers from small to large using a condition or criteria, I will show how […]

SMALL function for text

This article demonstrates a formula that sorts text values based on character length, the Excel 365 dynamic array formula is […]

SMALL function ignore duplicates

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

INDEX MATCH – multiple results

This article demonstrates how to use INDEX and MATCH functions to lookup and return multiple results. The lookup value is […]

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 […]

Distribute values across numerical ranges

This article demonstrates how to distribute values into specific ranges with possible overlapping ranges. I have written articles about filter […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Split expenses calculator

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Identify rows of overlapping records

This article demonstrates a formula that points out row numbers of records that overlap the current record based on a […]

Compare two columns and extract differences

This article demonstrates a formula that extracts values that exist only in one column out of two columns. There are […]

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 […]

Find all sequences of consecutive dates

The image above shows a formula in cell D3 that extract dates from column B. Column B contains dates in […]

How to use the SMALL function

The SMALL function lets you extract a number in a cell range based on how small it is compared to the other numbers in the group.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Use a drop down list to filter and concatenate unique distinct values

Question: Is there a way to have a unique list generated from a list? Meaning I have a sheet that […]

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 […]

Extract week ranges based on a given date range

The formula in cell B7 and C7 extracts whole weeks within the given date range in cell B3 and C3. […]

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 cells between specified values

This article demonstrates formulas that calculate the number of cells between two values, the first scenario involves two search values […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vlookup across multiple sheets

This article demonstrates an array formula that searches two tables on two different sheets and returns multiple results. Sheet1 contains […]

Vlookup a cell range and return multiple values

VLOOKUP a multi-column range and return multiple values.

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" […]

Bill reminder in excel

Brad asks: I'm trying to use your formulas to create my own bill reminder sheet. I envision a workbook where […]

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 […]

Fuzzy vlookup [Array formula]

This formula returns multiple values even if they are arranged differently or have minor misspellings compared to the lookup value.

Text to columns: Split words in a cell

This blog article describes how to split strings in a cell with space as a delimiting character, like Text to […]

Highlight closest number

This post demonstrates how to highlight records with the closest value to a criterion, you can also choose to highlight […]

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 […]

Filter overlapping date ranges

This blog article describes how to extract coinciding date ranges using array formulas, the image above shows random date ranges […]

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 […]

Compare tables: Filter records occurring only in one table

In this example we are going to use two lists with identical columns, shown in the image above. It is […]

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 […]

Extract duplicate records

This article describes how to filter duplicate rows with the use of a formula.  It is, in fact, an array […]

Return multiple matches with wildcard vlookup

Mr.Excel had a "challenge of the month" June/July 2008 about Wildcard VLOOKUP: "The data in column A contains a series […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vlookup with multiple matches returns a different value

Linda asks in this post: How to return multiple values using vlookup in excel I tried using the formula above […]

Extract dates from a cell block schedule

Sam asks: One more question for the Calendar that you have set up above can we have a excel formula […]

Create numbers based on numerical ranges

The image above shows an array formula in cell B3 that calculates numbers based on the numerical ranges in cell […]

Find empty hours in a weekly schedule

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

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 […]

Extract dates from overlapping date ranges

The array formula in cell B3 extracts overlapping dates based on the date ranges in column D and E. Array […]

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 […]

Convert dates into date ranges

The array formula in cell D4 extracts the start dates for date ranges in cell range B3:B30, the array formula […]

List dates outside specified date ranges

The Excel defined table contains start and end dates for each date range in cell range A3:B10. Cell B13 is […]

Merge two columns with possible blank cells

Question: This article is terrific. Thanks so much for posting this solution! I do have one question: Let's say my […]

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 […]

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 […]

Extract records containing negative numbers

Table of Contents Extract negative values and adjacent cells (array formula) Extract negative values and adjacent cells (Excel Filter) Array […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Search values distributed horizontally and return corresponding value

Question: Hi, The formula here works great but I can't figure out how to change it to work with data […]

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.

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 […]

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) […]

Extract all rows from a range that meet criteria in one column

Lookup with criteria and return records.

Identify missing numbers in a range

Question: How do I find missing numbers between 1-9 in a range? 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 8 […]

Extract numbers from a column

I this article I will show you how to get numerical values from a cell range manually and using an […]

Extract unique distinct values A to Z from a range and ignore blanks

This is an answer to a question in this blog post: Extract a unique distinct list sorted from A-Z from […]

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: […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Search for a cell value in a dataset

Question: How do I identify rows that have a specific cell value in an Excel defined table? Array formula 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 […]

Identify missing numbers in two columns based on a numerical range

Question: I want to find missing numbers in two ranges combined? They are not adjacent. Answer: Array formula in cell […]

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 […]

Sort dates within a date range

Array formula in D5: =SMALL(IF(($B$3:$B$12<=$E$3)*($B$3:$B$12>=$E$2), $B$3:$B$12, "A"), ROWS($A$1:A1)) How to create an array formula Copy array formula Select cell D5 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

Sort a column alphabetically

Table of Contents Sort a column using array formula Two columns sorting by the second column Sort alphanumeric values I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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

Table of Contents Extract shared values between two columns Extract shared values between two columns - Excel 365 Extract shared […]

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 […]

What values are missing in List 1 that exists i List 2?

Question: How to filter out data from List 1 that is missing in list 2? Answer: This formula is useful […]

Find closest value

Table of Contents Find closest value How to enter an array formula Find closest value - Excel 365 Find closest […]

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 […]