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Category Archives: Excel Tips
Sorting is easy, when the orientation of data is vertical. Although we are expecting data in a vertical layout, it is not uncommon that we still encounter data in a horizontal layout in real world. Don’t you? With data in a row, … Continue reading
Got the following question from a reader: Under data validation, is it possible for me to restrict the time duration (in a cell) to be 30mins or less? Example: 9.00 – 9.30 (accepted) 10.15 – 10.50 (rejected) Obviously, the answer … Continue reading
Here’s the situation: You have many pictures on a spreadsheet, how can you go to a specific picture quickly? Selection and Visibility Pane is on the top of my mind…… but as you see from the above screenshot, you won’t succeed … Continue reading
A well-drawn flowchart or a well-organized table helps you write a successful formula effectively Continue reading
If you do Pivot Table, I believe you should have experienced the following too. GETPIVOTDATA is good. But sometimes we just want a simple cell reference. We may disable the GETPIVOTDATA easily by going to Pivot Table Option –> Uncheck … Continue reading
Do not reference a label (be it on row or column) back to the calculation thread used when setting up Data Table. Continue reading
If you have tried to move a cell from one sheet to another sheet by dragging it to the Sheet tab, you would be frustrated it just keeps you (going) DOWN. 😛
We know that SUBTOTAL allows us to perform some basics functions like SUM, COUNT, AVERAGE, etc. that apply to visible rows only. However, there is no similar function for visible columns only. If we need to SUM visible columns only, we will need … Continue reading
This is about using SUBTOTAL and CELL function to detect whether a row and a column is hidden respectively. When rows are hidden by Data–>Group, you will see a +/- button on the leftmost of spreadsheet to remind you that … Continue reading
Did you encounter a task like this? I did. Actually it is not as difficult as you may expect. It could be done in just a minute IF the data is not too bad, like the one shown above. I … Continue reading
If you think Ctrl+A does merely Select All, then you are likely not using it frequently. Let’s me take you through how to boost your efficiency working with Excel with Ctrl+A under different situations.
This is about using wildcards in referencing cells on other worksheets. If you know the basic rule about naming a worksheet, you should know that we cannot use ? or * in any part of a worksheet’s name. So there … Continue reading
This is about how to clean up data for a simple VLOOKUP task. To be more specific, how to separate data delimited by line break in a cell, as you see in the following screen shot. The one who input … Continue reading
… Ctrl+D or Ctrl+R is ready to help 🙂 Ctrl+Enter is one of my favorite shortcuts. It helps me to input a value or a formula to a range simultaneously. As usual, Ctrl+Enter won’t let me down. But many times, … Continue reading
This is about how to filter a particular date, say 1st of January regardless year, from a list of dates. As a matter of fact, not many people are aware of the Date Filter feature in Excel. This is true at … Continue reading
Have you ever encountered a filtered range without Filter drop-down buttons available on the top? No idea what I am talking about? Take a look at the following screenshot. Without the Filter buttons on the top, I tried to show hidden … Continue reading
In the process of writing my previous post, I found something wrong with Filter… when Column A contains formula starts with SUBTOTAL, Auto Filter refuses to take the last row.
How to display a column of sequential number to visible rows only? Got this question from a friend. Her task is simple as shown below: I guess many people wanted to achieve the same thing but have no idea at all. Are … Continue reading