# Posts tagged "Excel formulas", page 5

## Excel RANK functions with formula examples

When you need to determine the relative position of a number in a list of numbers, the easiest way is to sort the numbers in ascending or descending order. If for some reason sorting is not possible, the Excel RANK function is the perfect tool to do the job. Continue reading

## Excel Data Validation: custom formulas and rules

In yesterday's tutorial we started to look at Excel Data Validation - what its purpose is, how it works, and how to use built-in rules to validate data in your worksheets. Today, we are going to take a step further and talk about the nitty-gritty aspects of custom data validation. Continue reading

## Data validation in Excel: how to add, use and remove

When setting up a workbook for your users, you may often want to control information input into specific cells to make sure all data entries are accurate and consistent. Among other things, you may want to allow only particular data type such as numbers or dates in a cell, or limit numbers to a certain range and text to a given length. Continue reading

## How to flip data in Excel: reverse columns vertically and rows horizontally

Flipping data in Excel sounds like a trivial one-click task, but surprisingly there is no such inbuilt option. In this tutorial, you will find a few quick ways to flip tables vertically and horizontally preserving the original formatting and formulas. Continue reading

## How to create and use dynamic named range in Excel

If you are working with a continuously changing data set, you may want to make your named range dynamic so that it automatically expands to accommodate newly added data. In this tutorial, you will find detailed step-by-step guidance on how to do this. Continue reading

## Excel named range - how to define and use names in Excel

Names in Excel are a paradoxical thing: being one of the most useful features, they are often considered pointless or nerdy. This tutorial will teach you different ways to create a named range in Excel to make your formulas much easier to write, read, and re-use. Continue reading

## Excel calculations: automatic, manual, iterative

To be able to use Excel formulas efficiently, you need to understand how Microsoft Excel calculates them. Not less important are calculation settings that can speed up, slow down or even stop your Excel calculations as well as maintain their accuracy. Continue reading

## How to do calculations in Excel

When it comes to calculations, there is almost noting that Microsoft Excel cannot do, from totaling a column of numbers to solving complex linear programming problems. Apart from that, you can use Excel as a calculator to do math - add, divide, multiply, and subtract numbers as well as raise to power and find roots. Continue reading

## Basic Excel formulas & functions with examples

Being primarily designed as a spreadsheet program, Microsoft Excel is extremely powerful and versatile when it comes to calculating numbers or solving math and engineering problems. This tutorial aims to teach you the essentials of Excel functions and show how to use basic formulas in Excel. Continue reading

## How to square root in Excel: SQRT function and other ways

Squaring a number and finding a square root are very common operations if mathematics. But how do you do square root in Excel? Either by using the SQRT function or by raising a number to the power of 1/2. Continue reading

## Mean, median and mode in Excel

When analyzing numerical data, you may often be looking for some way to find the "typical" value. For this purpose, you can use one of the so-called measures of central tendency such as arithmetic mean, median or mode. Continue reading

## How to calculate median in Excel - formula examples

The median is one of the three main measures of central tendency, which is commonly used in statistics for finding the center of a data sample or population. Continue reading

## How to align text in Excel

By default, Microsoft Excel aligns numbers to the bottom-right of cells and text to the bottom-left. However, you can easily change the default alignment or even align a column of numbers by a decimal point or a specific character. Continue reading

## Lookup in Excel: functions and formula examples

Looking up a specific value within a dataset is one of the most common tasks in Excel. And yet, there exists no "universal" lookup formula suited for all situations. In this tutorial, you will find an overview of the most popular Excel Lookup functions with formula examples and in-depth tutorials linked for your reference. Continue reading

## Show time over 24 hours, 60 minutes, 60 seconds in Excel

When subtracting and adding time in Excel, you may sometimes want to display the resulting time intervals over 24 hours in the hh:mm format, over 60 minutes in the mm:ss format, and over 60 seconds in the ss format. The task is a lot easier than it may sound, and you will know the solution in a moment. Continue reading

## Excel LOOKUP function with formula examples

There are a handful of different ways to look up and match in Excel. This tutorial discusses the LOOKUP function that is designed to handle the simplest cases of vertical and horizontal lookup. Continue reading

## How to use Excel HYPERLINK function to create different link types

There are many ways to create a hyperlink in Excel. If you plan to insert many identical or similar hyperlinks, the fastest way is to use a Hyperlink formula, which makes it easier to insert, copy and edit hyperlinks. Continue reading

## How to Vlookup multiple values in Excel with criteria

When using Microsoft Excel for data analysis, you may often find yourself in situations when you need to get all matches based on a specific id, name, email address or some other unique identifier. An immediate solution that comes to mind is using the Excel VLOOKUP function, but the problem is that it can only return a single match. Continue reading

## Excel MID function to extract text from the middle of a string

MID is one of the Text functions that Microsoft Excel provides for manipulating text strings. At the most basic level, it is used to extract a substring from the middle of the text string. The tutorial explains the specificities of the Excel MID function and shows a few creative uses to accomplish challenging tasks. Continue reading

## Video: Conditional formatting based on another cell

Learn how to quickly highlight entire rows based on another cell value in Excel. Continue reading

## How to use Excel RIGHT function - formula examples

Today our focus is on the RIGHT function, which is designed to return a specified number of characters from the rightmost side of a string. Like other Text functions, RIGHT is very simple and straightforward, nevertheless it has a few unobvious uses that might prove helpful in your work. Continue reading

## Excel LEFT function with formula examples

The tutorial shows how to use the LEFT function in Excel to get a substring from the beginning of the text string, extract text before a certain character, force a Left formula to return a number, and more. Continue reading

The tutorial shows different ways to add leading zeros in Excel: how to keep zeros as you type, show leading zeros in cells, remove or hide zeros. Continue reading

## Excel TEXT function with formula examples

Microsoft Excel is all about numbers, and in your worksheets, you are likely to deal with numbers most of the time. However, there are situations when you do need to convert numbers to text, and it is where the TEXT function steps in. Continue reading

## How to use MATCH function in Excel - formula examples

There exist many different Excel lookup functions for finding a certain value in a range of cells, and MATCH is one of them. Basically, it identifies a relative position of an item in a range of cells, however, the Excel MATCH function can do much more than its pure essence. Continue reading

## How to use HLOOKUP in Excel with formula examples

The tutorial explains the specificities of the Excel Hlookup function and how to use it most efficiently. Among other things, you will learn Hlookup formulas to search with approximate and exact match, from another sheet and workbook, case-sensitive horizontal lookup, and more. Continue reading

## Excel nested IF statement - multiple conditions in a single formula

If someone asks you what Excel function you use most often, what would your answer be? In most cases, it's the Excel IF function. A regular If formula is very straightforward and easy to write. But what if your data requires more elaborate logical tests with multiple conditions? Continue reading

## How to compare two cells in Excel (string comparison)

While Excel formulas are always perfectly true, their results may be wrong because some flawed data penetrated into the system. This tutorial will teach you how to automate the tedious and error-prone task of cell comparison and what formulas are best to use in each particular case. Continue reading

## How to remove spaces in Excel - leading, trailing, non-breaking

There are several ways to remove spaces in Excel, and this tutorial will help you choose the right technique - delete leading and trailing spaces, eliminate extra spaces between words, get rid of non-breaking white space and non-printing characters. Continue reading

## Excel TRIM function - quick way to remove extra spaces

The tutorial demonstrates a few quick and easy ways to trim spaces in Excel – leading, trailing, and excess spaces between words. Continue reading