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 […]

Excel Power Tools – The Future of Excel

For years now Accountants and bookkeepers around the globe have used Excel as their Spreadsheet  tool of choice.  It offers massive flexibility, speed and is as accurate and reliable as the users. But to this day, some Excel users never go beyond the basic totting and cross totting of rows and columns. Excel has come […]

SWITCH Function in DAX for Excel Power Pivot and Power BI

The SWITCH function in DAX can be used to replace nested IF statement.  It is both easier to read and easier to write. SWITCH was introduced in PowerBI in Nov 2016 and it is also available in updated versions of Excel 2016 By the end of this article and examples you will Understand the syntax […]

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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 […]