# Posts tagged "Excel functions", page 5

## 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 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 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 copy formula in Excel: down a column, without changing references, etc.

In this tutorial, you will learn a few different ways of copying formulas in Excel: how to copy formula down a column, to all of the selected cells, copy a formula exactly without changing cell references or formatting, and more. Continue reading

## How to hide and lock formulas in Excel

This tutorial shows how to hide formulas in Excel so they do not show up in the formula bar. Also, you will learn how to quickly lock a selected formula or all formulas in a worksheet to protect them from being deleted or overwritten by other users. Continue reading

## How to show formulas in Excel

In this short tutorial, you will learn an easy way to show formulas in Excel 2016, 2013, 2010 and older versions. Also, you will learn how to print formulas and why sometimes Excel shows a formula, not result, in a cell. Continue reading

## How to make formulas in Excel

The tutorial explains how to write formulas in Excel, beginning with very simple ones. You will learn how to create a formula in Excel using constants, cell references and defined names. Also, you will see how to make formulas using … Continue reading

## Microsoft Excel formulas with examples

Can Microsoft Excel formulas be easy to learn? Yep! This tutorial explains the very basics of Excel formulas for beginners, with detailed steps on how to write and use them. It also provides a number of advanced formula examples for experienced users. You will be amazed how simple creating formulas in Excel actually is. Continue reading

## Circular reference in Excel - how to check, find, enable, or remove

This short tutorial explains the basics of Excel circular reference and why you should beware of using them. You will also learn how to check, find and remove circular references in Excel worksheets, and if none of the above is an option, how to enable and use circular formulas. Continue reading

## 3-D reference in Excel: reference the same cell or range in multiple worksheets

This short tutorial explains the essence of Excel 3-D reference and shows how you can calculate multiple worksheets with a single 3-D formula. Continue reading

## How to create external reference in Excel to refer to another sheet or workbook

This short tutorial explains the basics of an external reference in Excel, and shows how to reference another sheet and workbook in your formulas. Continue reading

## Why use dollar sign (\$) in Excel formulas - absolute and relative cell references

When writing an Excel formula, \$ sign in cell references confuses many users. But the explanation is very simple. The dollar sign in an Excel cell reference serves just one purpose - it tells Excel whether to change or not to change the reference when the formula is copied to other cells. And this short tutorial provides full details about this great feature. Continue reading

## Using REPLACE and SUBSTITUTE functions in Excel - formula examples

The tutorial explains the Excel REPLACE and SUBSTITUTE functions with examples of uses. See how to use the REPLACE function with text strings, numbers and dates, and how to nest several REPLACE or SUBSTITUTE functions within one formula. Continue reading

## Excel FIND and SEARCH functions with formula examples

The tutorial explains the syntax of the Excel FIND and SEARCH functions and provides formula examples of advanced non-trivial uses. Continue reading

## Calculating moving average in Excel

In this short tutorial, you will learn how to quickly calculate a simple moving average in Excel, what functions to use to get moving average for the last N days, weeks, months or years, and how to add a moving average trendline to an Excel chart. Continue reading

## How to calculate weighted average in Excel

The tutorial demonstrates two easy ways to calculate weighted average in Excel - by using the SUM or SUMPRODUCT function. Continue reading

## How to calculate average (mean) in Excel with or without formulas

In Microsoft Excel there are a handful of different functions for calculating the average for a set of numeric values. Moreover, there is an instant non-formula way. In this article, you will find a quick overview of all the methods illustrated with examples of use and best practices. Continue reading

## How to compare two columns in Excel for matches and differences

The tutorial demonstrates a number of techniques to compare and match two or more columns in Excel with formulas, conditional formatting and the specialized wizard. Continue reading

## Most useful Excel functions with formula examples

This page can be your entry point to learning Microsoft Excel functions. It lists the most essential text, math, statistical, logical and other functions along with formula examples and links to related resources. Continue reading

## How to round numbers in Excel: ROUND, ROUNDUP, ROUNDDOWN functions

The tutorial explains the uses of ROUND, ROUNDUP, ROUNDDOWN, FLOOR, CEILING, MROUND and other Excel rounding functions and provides formula examples to round decimal numbers to integers or to a certain number of decimal places, extract a fractional part, round to nearest 5, 10 or 100, and more. Continue reading

## How to merge cells in Excel without losing data

The tutorial demonstrates different techniques to quickly merge two cells in Excel and combine multiple cells without losing data in Excel 2016, 2013, 2010 and lower. Continue reading

## CONCATENATE in Excel: combine text strings, cells and columns

In your Excel workbooks, the data is not always structured according to your needs. Often you may want to split the content of one cell into individual cells or do the opposite - combine data from two or more columns into a single column. Continue reading

## How to generate random numbers in Excel: RAND and RANDBETWEEN functions

The tutorial explains the specificities of the Excel random number generator algorithm and demonstrates how to use RAND and RANDBETWEEN functions in Excel to generate random numbers, dates, passwords and other text strings. Continue reading

## How to convert time to decimal number, hours, minutes or seconds in Excel

The tutorial demonstrates different ways to convert time to decimal in Excel. You will find a variety of formulas to change time to hours, minutes or seconds as well as convert text to time and vice versa. Continue reading

## How to calculate time in Excel - time difference, adding / subtracting times

The tutorial explains different ways to calculate times in Excel and demonstrates several methods of adding times and calculating time difference. You will learn a few useful formulas to sum times and add hours, minutes or seconds to a given time. Continue reading

## Excel time format: 12/24 hour, custom, default

Microsoft Excel has a handful of time features and knowing them in depth can save you a lot of time. To leverage powerful time functions, it helps to know how Excel stores times. Continue reading

## Excel date functions with formula examples

This is the final part of our Excel Date Tutorial that offers an overview of all Excel date functions, explains their basic uses and provides lots of formula examples. Continue reading

## Using DATE function in Excel - formula examples to calculate dates

The tutorial explains the syntax and uses of the Excel DATE function and provides formula examples for calculating dates. Continue reading

## Excel DATEDIF to calculate date difference in days, weeks, months or years

In this tutorial, you will find a simple explanation of the Excel DATEDIF function and a few formula examples that demonstrate how to compare dates and calculate the difference in days, weeks, months or years. Continue reading