# Posts tagged "Excel formulas", page 6

## How to calculate age in Excel: from date of birth, between two dates

There is no special function to calculate age in Excel, however there exist a few different ways to convert date of birth to age. This tutorial will explain the advantages and drawbacks of each way, shows how make a perfect age calculation formula in Excel and tweak it for solving some specific tasks. Continue reading

## How to insert checkbox in Excel: interactive checklist, to-do list and report

This tutorial will guide you on how to insert a checkbox in Excel and use the check box results in formulas to make an interactive checklist, to-do list, chart or report. Continue reading

## Using Advanced Filter in Excel - criteria range examples with formulas

In our previous article, we discussed different aspects of Excel Advanced Filter and how to use it to filter rows with AND as well as OR logic. Now that you know the basics, let's have a look at more complex criteria range examples that may prove helpful for your work. Continue reading

## Excel Advanced Filter - how to create and use

Excel Filter provides a variety of filtering options for text, numbers, and dates. The inbuilt filters can handle many scenarios. Many, but not all! When a regular AutoFilter can't do what you want, use the Advanced Filter and configure the criteria exactly suited to your needs. Continue reading

## Excel SUMPRODUCT function with formula examples

Excel SUMPRODUCT is a remarkably versatile function with many uses. The aim of this tutorial is to reveal the full power of SUMPRODUCT and teach you how to compare arrays in a clever and elegant way, conditionally sum or count cells with multiple criteria, get a weighted average, and more. Continue reading

## Excel SUBTOTAL function with formula examples

The tutorial explains the specificities of Excel SUBTOTAL function and shows how to use Subtotal formulas to summarize data in visible cells. Continue reading

## How to add, use and remove Subtotals in Excel

Worksheets with a lot of data can often look cluttered and difficult to comprehend. Luckily, Microsoft Excel provides a powerful Subtotal feature that lets you quickly summarize different groups of data and create an outline for your worksheets. Continue reading

## How to calculate CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in Excel

The tutorial explains the basics of the Compound Annual Growth Rate and provides a few formulas to calculate CAGR in Excel. Continue reading

## Use the new Excel IFS function instead of nested IF

From this short tutorial you'll learn about the new IFS function and see how it simplifies writing nested IF in Excel. You'll also find its syntax and a couple of use cases with examples... Continue reading

## How to clear formatting in Excel

Manually changing cell color, font, borders, alignment and other formatting options is tiresome and time-consuming. Luckily, Microsoft Excel provides a couple of quick and simple ways to clear formatting in a worksheet. Continue reading

## Format Painter and other ways to copy formatting in Excel

Microsoft Excel has an amazingly simple way to copy formatting, which is often overlooked or underestimated. This tutorial shows the most efficient ways to use Excel Format Painter, Fill Handle and Paste Special to copy formatting to a selected cell, range, entire column or row. Continue reading

## Custom Excel number format

Custom number formatting in Excel is a very powerful tool, and once you learn how to use it property, your options are almost unlimited. This tutorial explains the basics of the Excel number format and provides the detailed guidance to create custom formatting. Continue reading

## How to format cells in Excel (number, text, scientific notation, etc.)

When it comes to formatting cells in Excel, most users know how to apply basic text and numeric formats. But do you know how to display the required number of decimal places or a certain currency symbol, and how to apply just the right scientific notation or accounting number format? Continue reading

## How to count words in Excel

Excel doesn't provide any function or built-in tool for counting the number of words in a cell or range. Luckily, we can combine serval functions within a formula to get the desired result. In this tutorial, you will find a few useful formulas to count total or specific words in a cell or range. Continue reading

## How to use LEN function in Excel to count characters in a cell

Are you looking for an Excel formula to count characters in a cell? If so, then you have certainly landed up on the right page. This short tutorial will teach you how you can use the LEN function to count characters in Excel, with or without spaces. Continue reading

## How to split text string in Excel by comma, space, character or mask

Splitting text from one cell into several cells is the task all Excel users are dealing with once in a while. Today, we are going to take an in-depth look at how you can break strings into different elements using formulas and the Split Text feature. Continue reading

## Excel Cumulative Sum - easy way to calculate running total

This short tutorial shows how a usual Excel Sum formula with a clever use of absolute and relative cell references can quickly calculate a running total in your worksheet. Continue reading

## How to use AutoSum in Excel

Did you know that Excel SUM is the function that people read about most? No wonder they decided to add a special button to the Excel ribbon that inserts the SUM function automatically. So, if you wanted to know "What is AutoSum in Excel?" you already got the answer. Continue reading

## Excel SUM formula to total a column, rows or only visible cells

The tutorial shows the most effective ways to use Excel's AutoSum feature and write your own Sum formulas to total a column, rows or selected range. You will also learn how to sum only visible cells, calculate running total and find out why your Sum formula is not working. Continue reading

## Excel SWITCH function - the compact form of nested IF statement

This article introduces you to the Excel SWITCH function, describes its syntax and provides a couple of use cases to illustrate how you can simplify writing nested IFs in Excel. Continue reading

## How to get a list of unique and distinct values in Excel

If you want to get a list of unique values in a column, this tutorial offers a number of formulas and will teach you how to tweak them for different datasets. You will also learn how to quickly get a distinct list using Excel's Advanced Filter, and how to extract unique rows with Duplicate Remover. Continue reading

## Distinct and unique values in Excel: how to find, filter, select and highlight

If you want to quickly find, filter and highlight unique or distinct values in your Excel worksheets, this tutorial will show you fast and efficient ways. Continue reading

## How to count unique values in Excel

In this tutorial, you will learn how to count unique values in Excel with formulas, and how to get an automatic count of distinct values in a pivot table. We will also discuss a number of formula examples for counting unique names, texts, numbers, cased-sensitive unique values, and more. Continue reading

## Excel COUNT and COUNTA functions to count cells

This short tutorial explains the basics of the Excel COUNT and COUNTA functions and shows a few examples of using a count formula in Excel. You will also learn how to use the COUNTIF and COUNTIFS functions to count cells that meet one or more criteria. Continue reading

## How to remove duplicates in Excel (duplicate rows, values and partial matches)

The tutorial explains how to remove duplicates in Excel 2010, Excel 2013, and Excel 2016. You will learn a few different techniques to find and delete duplicate values with or without first occurrences, remove duplicate rows, detect absolute duplicates and partial matches. Continue reading

## How to highlight duplicate cells and rows in Excel

Today, we are going to have a close look at how to show duplicates in Excel. You will learn how to shade duplicate cells, entire rows, or consecutive dupes using conditional formatting. Also, you will see how to highlight duplicates with different colors using a specialized tool. Continue reading

## How to find duplicates in Excel: identify, highlight, count, filter

The tutorial explains how to search for duplicates in Excel. You will learn a few formulas to identify duplicate values or find duplicate rows with or without first occurrences. You will also learn how to count instances of each duplicate record individually and find the total number of dupes in a column, how to filter duplicates, and more. Continue reading

## How to compare two Excel files for differences

Learn a variety of methods to compare Excel files and identify differences between them. See how to open two Excel windows side by side, how to use Excel formulas to create a difference report, highlight differences with conditional formatting, and more. Continue reading

## How to lock and unlock cells in Excel

Learn a few useful techniques to lock a cell or a few cells in Excel to protect them from deleting, overwriting or editing. The tutorial also shows how to unlock individual cells on a protected sheet by a password, or allow specific users to edit those cells without password. And finally, you will learn how to detect and highlight locked and unlocked cells in Excel. Continue reading

## Excel formulas not working, not updating, not calculating: fixes & solutions

This tutorial explains the most common mistakes when making formulas in Excel, and how to fix a formula that is not calculating or not updating automatically. Continue reading