# 7+ WAYS TO LOOKUP NUMBER VALUES

Crispo Mwangi | 5-Oct-17 | 3 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 […]

# HLOOKUP with multiple criteria (OR/AND logic)

Crispo Mwangi | 12-Aug-17 | 1 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 […]

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

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 […]

# HLOOKUP, INDEX & MATCH OR VBA

Crispo Mwangi | 8-Oct-16 | 3 Comments

Having done a series on Verticle lookup  it is only fair to touch on Horizontal lookup. HLOOKUP function is the most popular function for this kind of lookup but it has a number of limitations and thus one may need to know a few other ways you can carry out a Horizontal lookup. For example, […]

# REVERSE LOOKUP WITH DUPLICATES IN EXCEL

It is good to be able to do a Reverse Lookup but it is Awesome if you know how to return Multiple Items. Before you continue with the current article, Please revist the Previous Article on reverse lookup as this is a continuation. Suppose you are managing a project and you have below scheduled dates, […]

# REVERSE LOOKUP IN EXCEL

Crispo Mwangi | 3-Sep-16 | 6 Comments

In my research and tutoring excel, I have found that many people find Reverse lookup concept to be among the top 10 complicated things in excel. This article hopes to shed more light than heat in demystifying the Reverse Lookup in excel. In the normal lookup, we use the Column and/or Row header to return the value that […]

# 2 WAY LOOKUP IN EXCEL

Crispo Mwangi | 20-Aug-16 | 2 Comments

The ability to lookup values is a MUST have skills for all Excel users. If you cannot lookup you cannot excel in data analysis. In this article, I will show you  5  ways you can do a 2-way lookup in Excel. 1. USING SUMPRODUCT Using below sales data lookup and sum the total quantity for ALL items ordered […]