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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.

My first video with English Voice Over

Power Query – Full Outer Join Revisit Part 2 If you have been following my blog for a while, you should probably know that I’ve started my YouTube channel about one year ago.  Up to this moment, I’ve uploaded 54 … Continue reading

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Power Query Challenge – Joining two tables fully (Part 2)

Append Queries + Group By = Another alternative for a better Full Join In the previous post, we explored an alternative way to perform FULL OUTER JOIN with Left Outer Join + Right Anti Join, followed by Append Queries in … Continue reading

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Power Query Challenge – Joining two tables fully

Left Outer + Right Anti = A better Full Join A sample file is available below. If you prefer reading to watching, please continue to read this post. The situation: I have two tables.  One is Sales Table; One is … Continue reading

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Idea: Ctrl+M to launch #PowerQuery Editor

To all Power Query Users:  I need your vote! Well… we know that in Excel the language behind Power Query is called M; it takes at least three clicks to launch Power Query Editor; the shortcut CTRL+M is currently unassigned… Then why … Continue reading

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Determine leap year with #Excel

Today is a special day.  Today is February 29th, which happens only once every four years.  And today is Saturday, when I usually post a new blog.  So let’s talk about how to determine if a year is leap year using … Continue reading

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So many different ways. That’s #Excel!

Last week, I posted a video and blogpost in response to a challenge from Mr. Excel .  And this week, Mr. Excel has collected viewers’ solutions and post a video to summarize different techniques used for solving the same question.  … Continue reading

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Power Query Challenge from Mr Excel – Reshaping data

I really like Power Query (in both Excel and Power BI).  Honestly I do not know much about the M behind the scene (still learning it piece by piece).  Nevertheless, I’ve got the POWER simply through the User Interface of … Continue reading

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Compare two #Excel workbooks for changes

In about 5 years ago when I was still using Excel 2010, I wrote a post Compare two documents for changes – Word and maybe Excel.  Lukas left a comment: In the Inquire Add-In you have the option to compare … Continue reading

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What-If analysis in #Excel – Part 2

Basic of Two way Data Table This is an extension of the post What-If analysis in #Excel. If you do not know about Goal Seek or One-Way Data Table, you may read Start the new decade with Goal Seek in #Excel and What-If … Continue reading

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Wanna boost your #Excel Dashboard skill?

Is learning Excel Dashboard one of your 2020 resolutions? If so, then you’re in for a treat because today I’m excited to tell you about Microsoft Excel MVP, Mynda Treacy’s highly acclaimed <Excel Dashboard Webinars> are open for limited time! … Continue reading

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What-If analysis in #Excel

Basic of One way Data Table This is an extension of the post Start the new decade with Goal Seek in #Excel.   In that post, we talked about using Goal Seek to find the initiate savings required to obtain a … Continue reading

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#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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