The Secret Power of SUMPRODUCT in Excel

SUMPRODUCT in Excel works by multiplying value pairs together and then adding the results together.  However, SUMPRODUCT is a function that accepts arrays, making it a very powerful function beyond its basic use. In this video, you will learn the secret power of SUMPRODUCT as we work through 5 different examples Basic traditional use SUMPRODUCT […]

Tips for Analyzing Categorical Data in Excel

It is often necessary to analyze different data types in Excel, including analyzing categorical data in Excel. Having opened up some blog posts to questions from you, the reader and Excel learner, Jeff sent me on this question: ” I am new to Excel and using it to start my learning journey in basic data […]

Excel’s Map Charts

Map charts can be used to visually display values and category’s across the geographical area.  These charts can be worldwide, and they can also be much closers such as your state, county or city.  In Office 365 or Excel 2019, you now have the option to use Map visualizations to view your geographical data. How […]

The CHOOSE function in Excel

The CHOOSE function in Excel is very versatile.  It can be used as a lookup and it can be combined with many other functions that make it extremely useful. “Uses index_num to return a value from the list of value arguments. Use CHOOSE to select one of up to 254 values based on the index […]

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4 Excel Tricks to Make Life Easier

Excel is an amazing tool that can do so much, from keeping basic lists to more complex data analysis and visualizations. In this article today you are going to learn 4 Excel tips that will make your life easier and you more efficient in Excel. In this article we are going to look at Simple […]

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How to carry out a VLOOKUP within Text in Excel

In a previous article we covered The Basics of VLOOKUP.  VLOOKUP is a very versatile function that can be combined with other functions.  When you learn to combine VLOOKUP with with other functions it makes it super powerful. In this article we will look at combining VLOOKUP with TEXT functions. Lets quickly refresh some basics […]

How to Parse Custom JSON Data using Excel

How to Parse Custom JSON Data using Excel

Excel is a powerful tool that allows you to connect to JSON data and read it.  However sometimes this data might require a little manipulation to be fully understood and analysed in Excel.  In this article you will learn What is JSON Data How to Connect to JSON data from Excel How to Parse simple […]

Learn to use VLOOKUP in Excel

The VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP formula in Excel allow you look up a value in one column or row and return a corresponding value from a different column or row. VLOOKUP is a vertical lookup and HLOOKUP is a horizontal lookup The table of data below contains 4 columns.  A Product Number, the Supplier, the quantity […]