## 'MID function' category

How to decode URL-encoded strings

This formula decodes a URL-encoded string, replacing specific percentage symbol (%) and a hexadecimal number with non-alphanumeric characters. Excel 365 […]

This formula decodes a URL-encoded string, replacing specific percentage symbol (%) and a hexadecimal number with non-alphanumeric characters. Excel 365 […]

Count a given pattern in a cell value

The formula in cell B6 counts how many times the string (D3) is found in a cell value (B3) even […]

The formula in cell B6 counts how many times the string (D3) is found in a cell value (B3) even […]

Extract n-th word in cell value

The formula displayed above in cell range D3:D9 extracts a word based on its position in a cell value. For […]

The formula displayed above in cell range D3:D9 extracts a word based on its position in a cell value. For […]

DATEVALUE function not working

The DATEVALUE function returns an Excel date value (serial number) based on a date stored as text. However, it must […]

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 […]

This article demonstrates how to match a value containing both text and digits to ranges. The search value is specified […]

How to extract numbers from a cell value

The following array formula, demonstrated in cell C3, extracts all numbers from a cell value: =TEXTJOIN(, 1, TEXT(MID(B3, ROW($A$1:INDEX($A$1:$A$1000, LEN(B3))), […]

The following array formula, demonstrated in cell C3, extracts all numbers from a cell value: =TEXTJOIN(, 1, TEXT(MID(B3, ROW($A$1:INDEX($A$1:$A$1000, LEN(B3))), […]

How to remove unwanted characters in a cell

Cell B3 contains a few odd characters and the formula in C3 shows the ANSI equivalent of each character in […]

Cell B3 contains a few odd characters and the formula in C3 shows the ANSI equivalent of each character in […]

Identify all characters in a cell value

Table of Contents Identify all characters in a cell value Identify all characters in a cell value - Excel 365 […]

Table of Contents Identify all characters in a cell value Identify all characters in a cell value - Excel 365 […]

Extract last word in cell

Table of Contents Extract the last word Extract the last letter Extract the last number Get Excel *.xlsx file 1. […]

Table of Contents Extract the last word Extract the last letter Extract the last number Get Excel *.xlsx file 1. […]

How to remove numbers from a cell value

This article demonstrates an array formula that extracts all characters except numbers from a cell, cell C3 contains the formula […]

This article demonstrates an array formula that extracts all characters except numbers from a cell, cell C3 contains the formula […]

How to use the MID function

The MID function returns a substring from a string based on theÂ starting position and the number of characters you want […]

The MID function returns a substring from a string based on theÂ starting position and the number of characters you want […]

Find last value in a column

This article demonstrates formulas that return the last value in a given cell range or column. The image above shows […]

This article demonstrates formulas that return the last value in a given cell range or column. The image above shows […]

List permutations with repetition and how many to choose from

This article demonstrates a macro that lets you create a list of permutations, repetitions are allowed, based on a number […]

This article demonstrates a macro that lets you create a list of permutations, repetitions are allowed, based on a number […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sort and return unique distinct single digits from cell range

This article demonstrates a formula that filters unique distinct single digits from a cell range containing numbers. Cell range B3:B6 […]

This article demonstrates a formula that filters unique distinct single digits from a cell range containing numbers. Cell range B3:B6 […]

How to create name initials

The array formula in cell C3 extracts the first character from first, middle and last name. The formula works fine […]

The array formula in cell C3 extracts the first character from first, middle and last name. The formula works fine […]

Fuzzy vlookup [Array formula]

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

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 […]

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

Exact word in string

I read an interesting blog post Is A Particular Word Contained In A Text String? on Spreadsheetpage. That inspired me […]

I read an interesting blog post Is A Particular Word Contained In A Text String? on Spreadsheetpage. That inspired me […]

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 […]

How to extract email addresses from an Excel sheet

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

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

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## Excel categories

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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