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About MF

An Excel nerd who doesn’t work on Excel most of the time at current job...... 🤔 Recently in love with Power Query and Power BI.😍 Keep learning new Excel and Power BI stuffs and be amazed by all the new discoveries.

#Excel Power Query solves a real life problem – Who eats what?

Interesting application of Power Query for real life problem – See how to transform table into different layout using Power Query I came across this Power Query Challenge from Computergaga and I found it really interesting as it seems that … Continue reading

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Start the new decade with Goal Seek in #Excel

Happy New Year of 2020!  Wish you all an Excellent year decade ahead! 😉 Have you made your new year resolutions? Or you are relying on Excel to set your goals of the year? Did you know that Excel has … Continue reading

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Free Template: Party Expense Calculator

Christmas has just passed while New Year is just around the corner.  Party must go on! As a token of appreciation for you visiting my blog, I am going to present you a free gift – Party Expense Calculator,  in … Continue reading

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Insert Current Time or Today using #Excel functions or shortcuts

It’s not uncommon to insert a date stamp or time stamp on a spreadsheet.  We may use the following functions to get the results easily: =TODAY() ‘to get the date of today =NOW() ‘to get both the date of today … Continue reading

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Create in-cell chart with Sparklines in #Excel

🎵🎤Do you wanna build the Sparklines? Sparklines is not a new feature of Excel.  It was introduced in Excel 2010.  Yes, almost a decade ago.  But I am quite sure it’s still something new to a lot of regular Excel … Continue reading

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Be cautious when using XLOOKUP

Can you spot the error in the above formula? It’s not about the new function of XLOOKUP.  It’s about inevitable human error… If you are an Excel fan, you should be aware of the exciting XLOOKUP function in Office 365.  … Continue reading

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Create in-cell chart with Conditional Formatting in #Excel

Have you ever seen an Excel sheet with in-cell bars to visualize the data like the ones below, and wonder how they are made? Believe it or not, you can do it in one less than a minute with Conditional … Continue reading

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Last Chance for Dashboard Course and Free Webinars

Just a quick reminder that registration for the awesome Excel Dashboard and Power BI courses by Microsoft Excel MVP, Mynda Treacy, closes on Thursday Nov 21, 8pm in Los Angeles, to be exact. With demand for Data Visualization skills and … Continue reading

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Are you tired with data dump Excel Report?

that takes you long to prepare; and is hard for report consumers to get insight… If you’ve ever felt like: “My Excel reports take way too long to update each month/week” “I spend hours collating and cleaning data, updating formulas … Continue reading

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The power of Dynamic Arrays in #Excel 365

… in creating dynamic drop-down with conditions Making a dynamic drop-down list is not difficult.  It may require multiple steps, helper formula and/or helper tables though.  And the number of helper tables depends on the complexity of the requirement.  I … Continue reading

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Get a list of A to Z in #Excel

Have you ever tried to input “A” and then drag it down with a hope of getting a list of A to Z? If you tried (and without success), you may be wonder how I did it? You may find … Continue reading

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Add Data Labels for Total to Stacked Columns in #Excel

When we create stacked columns in Excel, we exclude Total from the data as it may give an extra stack that we don’t want.  However, we may want a data label for Total on the stacked columns, like the one … Continue reading

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You think you know Copy and Paste in #Excel?

11 Excel Copy and Paste Tips and Tricks you should know Perhaps Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V are the pair of shortcuts you use on a daily basis.  And probably you learned that on the first day your learned Excel.  Nonetheless, do … Continue reading

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Suggestion: Adding a button for number formats in thousand/million/billion in #Excel

Did you know what you may submit your ideas to improve Excel through UserVoice? The recent HOT news in the Excel community – the new XLOOKUP function is also resulted from an idea submitted in UserVoice. While everyone is super exciting … Continue reading

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CTRL A to Z – Learn 25 #Excel Shortcuts with demonstrations

Do you know how many keyboard shortcuts we have in Excel?  Honestly, I don’t know.  I just know the shortcuts that I need to use.  Believe it or not, from Ctrl+ A to Z, I use them all but M, … Continue reading

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The proper way of copying worksheet in #Excel

It is not uncommon for people to copy entire worksheet to another sheet (be it on the same workbook, or another workbook, even a new workbook). Nevertheless, are we doing it the right way? Many people would do so by … Continue reading

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Copy chart formats to other charts in Excel

If you know Format Painter, the on top of your mind solution should be using Format Painter to copy Chart Formats to other charts.  However, it doesn’t work… 😦 No worries.  Copy and Paste comes to recuse!! Really?!

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Four Text to Columns tricks you cannot miss in Excel

Have your heard about “Text to Columns”?  A big icon grouped into Data Tools of Data Tab of Excel?  Be your answer Yes or No, you do not want to miss the following tricks that may help you transform data … Continue reading

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Multiple short videos about using Fill in #Excel

If you have followed my blog for a while, you should know that I have created my YouTube channel recently.   And a playlist – Excel Magic in One Minute was created in early June this year.  So far, I’ve created 25 videos in … Continue reading

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Free Excel Dashboard Webinars you should not miss

Have you ever had an Excel moment like this? “My Excel reports take way too long to update each month/week” “I spend hours collating and cleaning data, updating formulas and charts and then no one reads my reports anyway, what’s … Continue reading

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