VLOOKUP IS DEAD

VLOOKUP IS DEAD–OR IS IT?

Crispo Mwangi | 20-Jan-18 | Leave a Comment

In the year 1882, a German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche made a claim that has revolutionalized Philosophical and Theological discussions since then. His Claim–God is Dead. There has been a similar discussion in the Excel world, not about God, but about VLOOKUP. Of all the over 450 functions in Excel, VLOOKUP is one of the most popular […]

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7 EXCEL TABLES BEST KEPT SECRETS

Crispo Mwangi | 29-Dec-17 | Leave a Comment

When was the last time you used excel tables? If you have never or not recently used excel tables, it could be because you have not realized how powerful they are in data analysis. By reading below 7 excel table’s secrets, your answer to above question will always be recent. Simple to create —Ctrl + […]

LOOKUP NUMBERS

7+ WAYS TO LOOKUP NUMBER VALUES

Crispo Mwangi | 5-Oct-17 | 2 Comments

The ability to lookup number values in excel is a must have for all data analysts. Some Excel users just know the basic VLOOKUP function but there are 7 more functions to lookup values. The more lookup function you know the better you become in retrieving numbers like sales for a certain month, a balance for a […]

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HLOOKUP with multiple criteria (OR/AND logic)

Crispo Mwangi | 12-Aug-17 | Leave a Comment

When is the last time you comprehensively looked at HLOOKUP function and its alternative? To look up data horizontally, many excel users tend to use HLOOKUP but it has its limitations. So what are the alternatives? In this article, we shall look at? Horizontal lookup using HLOOKUP, VBA & INDEX & MATCH How to return multiple items in a Horizontal Lookup How […]

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FOMC Dot Plot Chart Using REPT Function

Crispo Mwangi | 4-Aug-17 | 2 Comments

On Linkedin, a user commented on how he has been struggling to recreate Federal Reserve dot Plot. After being puzzled for almost 2 years, he came to realize how REPT function in excel can be of great help. After searching the web, I have found there is no comprehensive article on how to recreate this […]

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7 WAYS TO USE EXCEL REPT FUNCTION

Crispo Mwangi | 29-Jun-17 | 7 Comments

When is the last time you used REPT function in Excel? REPT  is one of excel’s little-known, overlooked and underutilized function, yet very useful. Generally, REPT  returns a specific text string a specified number of times. =REPT(“Text”, Number of times) Here are 7 ways you can start using REPT function. ADD LEADING ZEROS CREATE INLINE […]

NESTED IF

7 ALTERNATIVES TO NESTED IF FUNCTION

Crispo Mwangi | 16-Jun-17 | 13 Comments

IF function is one of the most used functions in Excel. In my opinion, it is the foundation of all programming and Excel’s formulae mastery.  However, it is also one of the most misused functions, especially Nested IF. Especially now with Excel 2007 and beyond, you can nest up to 64 IF functions to form complex, […]

FIND N using multiple criteria

FIND THE LAST OR Nth OCCURENCE IN EXCEL USING MULTIPLE CRITERIA

Crispo Mwangi | 3-Feb-17 | 1 Comment

In the previous article, we looked at 7 ways to find the last or Nth occurrence in a Sorted list in excel. Unsorted list poses a challenge since you need to find the occurrence using multiple criteria. To show the different methods I have created a list of Customers and their Purchase Orders (P.O). You can download […]

FIND NTH IN EXCEL

FIND THE LAST OR Nth OCCURENCE IN EXCEL (SORTED LIST)

Crispo Mwangi | 27-Jan-17 | Leave a Comment

Finding the Nth or the Last value in a sorted or unsorted list can pose a challenge if you do not understand which functions to use. This article will show you different ways to carry out this sort of find and retrieve in a sorted list. How to handle unsorted list will be tackled in […]

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Highlight a Sample In a Range or Text that contain certain Values

Crispo Mwangi | 14-Jan-17 | Leave a Comment

Learning how to use conditional formatting in excel can save you a lot of time when you need to visually highlight important information in a worksheet. At basic level, it can be used to highlight duplicates, values within certain threshold, Top or Bottom N items etc.  However, to get the full potential of conditional formatting, you […]