Excel formulas

Case-sensitive SUMIF and SUMIFS in Excel and Google Sheets

The SUMIF and SUMIFS functions available in Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets are case-insensitive by nature. To conditionally sum cells treating lowercase and uppercase letters as different characters, you'll have to come up with something else. Continue reading

How to find sum of largest N numbers in Excel

In some situations, you may need to sum specific numbers in a range, say top 3, 5, 10 or n. That might be a challenge because Excel has no inbuilt function for this. But as always, there is nothing that would prevent you from constructing your own formulas :) Continue reading

How to number columns in Excel and convert column letter to number

The tutorial talks about how to return a column number in Excel using formulas and how to number columns automatically. Continue reading

How to convert column number to letter in Excel

When building complex formulas in Excel, you may sometimes need to get a column letter of a specific cell or from a given number. This can be done in two ways: by using inbuilt functions or your own one. Continue reading

Using ISERROR with VLOOKUP in Excel

VLOOKUP is one of the most confusing Excel functions plagued with many issues. Using VLOOKUP with ISERROR can help you catch all possible errors and handle them in a way most appropriate to your situation. Continue reading

Excel IFNA function to handle #N/A errors

Getting a lot of #N/A errors in your worksheets and are curious to know if there is a way to replace them with a user-friendly message? IFNA formula is the solution you need. Continue reading

ISNA function in Excel with formula examples

When Excel cannot find what it is asked for, a #N/A! error appears in a cell. To intercept and handle such errors, you can use the ISNA function. Continue reading

CONCAT function in Excel to concatenate text strings

Traditionally, string concatenation in Excel is done with the help of the CONCATENATE function or the ampersand symbol. In modern Excel, these old-school methods give way to CONCAT - a newer and improved function to combine text from multiple cells into one cell. Continue reading

How to add text or character to every cell in Excel

When working with text data in Excel, you may sometimes need to add the same text to existing cells to make things clearer. For example, you might want to put some prefix at the beginning of each cell, insert a special symbol at the end, or place certain text before a formula. Continue reading

How to remove characters/text from string in Excel

In this tutorial, we will look at the most common cases of removing characters in Excel. Want to delete specific text from multiple cells? Or maybe strip the first or last character in a string? Or perhaps remove only a specific occurrence of a given character? Whatever your task is, you will find more than one solution for it! Continue reading

How to remove special (unwanted) characters from string in Excel

When importing data to Excel from somewhere else, a whole lot of special characters may appear in your worksheets. Even more frustrating is that some characters are invisible, which produces extra white space before, after or inside text strings. Continue reading

How to delete text before or after a certain character in Excel

In the recent couple of articles, we've looked at different ways to remove characters from strings in Excel. Today, we'll investigate one more use case - how to delete everything before or after a specific character. Continue reading

How to remove first (left) or last (right) characters in Excel

When working with unstructured text data, you often need to parse it to retrieve relevant information. This article will teach you a few simple ways to remove any number of characters from the left or right side of a text string. Continue reading

How to remove text and leave numbers in Excel or vice versa

Imagine this: you receive raw data for analysis and find out that numbers are mixed with text in one column. In most cases, it will certainly be more convenient to have them in separate columns for closer examination. Continue reading

How to find and replace multiple values at once in Excel (bulk replace)

How do people usually search in Excel? Mostly, by using the Find & Replace tool, which works just fine for single values. But what if you have tens or even hundreds of items to replace? Luckily, there are a few more effective methods to perform mass replace in Excel, and we are going to look at each of them in detail. Continue reading

How to write recursive LAMBDA function in Excel with examples

With the introduction of the LAMBDA function, recursive computations in Excel have become available to anyone, not just VBA programmers. To put it simply, you can now construct formulas that behave like a programming language and allow you to achieve so much, with so little, so fast :) Continue reading

Excel LAMBDA function: how to write and use

Until recently, user-defined functions were the prerogative of programmers. The introduction of the LAMBDA function has made them available for everyone. With this wonderful addition to Excel's toolbox, we no longer need VBA skills to create our own custom functions. Continue reading

Using LET function in Excel with formula examples

If you work with lengthy formulas in Excel, then you are certainly familiar with the idea of named ranges that make complex formulas easier to read. And now, Microsoft is making a step further and allows assigning names to calculations and values directly in a formula. Continue reading

How to find and fix broken links in Excel

Excel cells may often link to other workbooks to pull relevant information from there. When a source workbook gets deleted, relocated, or damaged, external references to that file break down and your formulas start returning errors. Obviously, to fix the formulas, you need to find broken links. Continue reading

How to find and remove external links in Excel

External links, or external references, are a very common practice in Excel. After completing a particular task, however, you may want to find and probably break those links. Continue reading

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