Excel formulas, page 3

TEXTJOIN function in Excel - easy way to merge text from multiple cells

Until recently, there were two prevalent methods to merge cell contents in Excel: the concatenation operator and CONCATENATE function. With the introduction of TEXTJOIN, it seems like a more powerful alternative has appeared, which enables you to join text in a more flexible manner including any delimiter in between. Continue reading

Excel COUNTBLANK and other functions to count empty cells

In some situations, you may want to know how many cells do not have anything in them. This tutorial will show you the fastest and most convenient methods to get the number of empty cells in a range as well as totally blank rows. Continue reading

How to select and highlight blank cells in Excel

In a small dataset, you can easily spot all the blanks with your own eyes. But in a huge file containing hundreds of rows, pinpointing empty cells manually is next to impossible. This tutorial will teach you four quick and easy ways to highlight blank cells in Excel so that you can visually recognize them. Continue reading

Excel ISBLANK function to check if cell is empty or not

There are many situations when you need to check if a cell is empty or not. For instance, if cell is blank, then you might want to sum, count, copy a value from another cell, or do nothing. In these scenarios, ISBLANK is the right function to use. Continue reading

Excel ISTEXT and ISNONTEXT functions with formula examples

Whenever you need to get information about the contents of some cell in Excel, you'd typically use the so-called Information functions. Both ISTEXT and ISNONTEXT belong to this category. The ISTEXT function checks if a value is text and ISNONTEXT tests if a value is not text. Continue reading

Excel ISNUMBER function with formula examples

The concept of the ISNUMBER function in Excel is very simple - it just checks whether a given value is a number or not. But the practical uses of the function go far beyond its basic concept, especially when combined with other functions within larger formulas. Continue reading

How to start a new line in Excel cell: 3 ways to insert a line break

In most Office applications, starting a new paragraph is not a problem - you simply press Enter on your keyboard. In Microsoft Excel, however, this work differently - pressing the Enter key completes the entry and moves the cursor to the next cell. So, how do you create a new line in Excel? Continue reading

How to VLOOKUP across multiple sheets in Excel with examples

When looking up some information in Excel, it's a rare case when all the data is on the same sheet. More often, you will have to search across multiple sheets or even different workbooks. The good news is that Microsoft Excel provides more than one way to do this. Continue reading

Excel formula to count cells with certain text: exact and partial match

When analyzing large chunks of information in Excel, you may often want to know how many cells contain specific text. This tutorial explains how to do it in a simple way. Continue reading

How to count cells with text in Excel: any, specific, filtered cells

Initially, Excel spreadsheets were designed to work with numbers. But these days we often use them to store and manipulate text too. Want to know how many cells with text there are in your worksheet? Microsoft Excel has several functions for this. Continue reading

Excel INDEX MATCH MATCH and other formulas for two-way lookup

When searching for something in your Excel spreadsheets, most of the time you'd look up vertically in columns or horizontally in rows. But sometimes you need to look across both rows and columns. This is called a two-dimensional lookup, and this tutorial shows how to do it in 4 different ways. Continue reading

Excel INDEX MATCH with multiple criteria - formula examples

Although Microsoft Excel has special functions for vertical and horizontal lookup, expert users normally replace them with INDEX MATCH, which is superior to VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP in many ways. Among other things, it can look up two or more criteria in columns and rows. Continue reading

XLOOKUP function in Excel for vertical and horizontal lookup

The tutorial introduces XLOOKUP - the new function for vertical and horizontal lookup in Excel. Left lookup, last match, Vlookup with multiple criteria and a lot more things that used to require a rocket science degree to accomplish have now become as easy as ABC. Continue reading

How to use MINIFS function in Microsoft Excel

When it comes to finding the minimum based on conditions, there are several possible solutions. You’ll see different approaches to locate the lowest value and choose the one that suits best for you. Continue reading

Excel MIN function - usage and formula examples

If you have a large range of data to find the lowest value in, the scrolling and looking for it manually is not an option. Please check different ways of locating a minimum number in Excel and choose the best one for your task. Continue reading

MAX IF in Excel to get highest value with conditions

Almost every Excel user is familiar with the good old MAX function that is designed to return the largest value in a dataset. In some situations, however, you may need to drill down into your data further to find the max value based on certain criteria. Continue reading

Excel MAXIFS function - get largest value based on multiple criteria

Traditionally, when you needed to find the highest value with conditions in Excel, you had to build your own MAX IF formula. While not a big deal for experienced users, that might present certain difficulties for novices. Luckily, Microsoft has recently introduced a new function that lets us do conditional max an easy way! Continue reading

MAX function in Excel: formula examples to find and highlight highest value

MAX is one of the most straightforward and easy-to-use Excel functions. However, it does have a couple of tricks knowing which will give you a big advantage. Continue reading

How to use MIRR function in Excel to calculate modified internal rate of return

For many years, finance experts and textbooks have warned about the flaws and deficiencies of the internal rate of return, but many executives keep using it for assessing capital projects. Do they enjoy living on the edge or simply are not aware of the existence of MIRR? Continue reading

Excel XIRR function to find internal rate of return for non-periodic cash flows

Calculating IRR for periodic cash flows is easy. In real life situations, however, cash inflows and outflows often happen at irregular intervals. Thankfully, Microsoft Excel has a special function to find IRR in such cases, and this tutorial will teach you how to use it. Continue reading