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Tag Archives: wildcard
Filter a list of items from a long long list
A simple but practical tip of using Advanced Filter I came across a blogpost from Jon of Excel Campus (one of my favorite Excel sites) last week. In his post, he showed how to filter for a list of items using a reverse … Continue reading
Posted in Excel Tips Tagged Advanced Filter, Filter, wildcard 7 Comments
SUM Time in the end of text strings
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
Posted in Excel Tips, Formula Tagged Array formula, Find and Replace, RIGHT, Sample File, SUBSTITUTE, SUMPRODUCT, Time, wildcard 6 Comments
=SUM(‘???’!C3) Is it a valid formula?? No. It is magical indeed!
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
Posted in Excel Tips, Formula Tagged 3D SUM, Sample File, wildcard 31 Comments
How to lookup only partially-matched value?? – Crazy lookup!!!
This is a real workplace problem. Look at the two tables below, the task was to map the Shop ID from Table 1 (left) to Table 2 (right). In both tables there is a common key “Shop Name”. Sound easy? … Continue reading
Posted in Excel Tips, Formula Tagged INDEX, lookup, MATCH, wildcard Leave a comment
Advanced vlookup – wildcard characters “?” and “*”
Why vlookup gives me wrong answer??? Bugs in vlookup??? I am sure it’s not about text vs. number, but it still fails to give the correct answer!!! I guess many users are not aware of the wildcard characters in Excel. … Continue reading
Posted in Formula Tagged SUBSTITUTE, VLOOKUP, wildcard 27 Comments