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  • Excel Spreadsheet Formulas:The Ultimate Guide

    Excel Spreadsheet formulas are the most important (and sometimes most challenging) part of Excel. Mastering spreadsheet formulas is a key skill but requires a lot of different interests: You need to dive into logical functions, mathematical functions, text handling and much more.

    If youre looking to master Excel Spreadsheet Formulas (and who isnt) then knowing this essential list of Excel formulas is a must.

    Excel Spreadsheet Formulas: Essentials You Have To KnowExcel Spreadsheet formulas are the most important (and sometimes most challenging) part of Excel. Mastering spreadsheet formulas is a key skill but requires a lot of different interests: You need to dive into logical functions, mathematical functions, text handling and much more.

  • The Definitive List of the

    31 Most lmportant Excel Spreadsheet Formulas

    CHAPTERS

    Chapter 1 - Boolean and Logical Functions These Excel spreadsheet formulas will help you to check for conditions. As some of them return TRUE or

    FALSE as a result, they are pretty handy, when it comes to combining them with other functions in Excel.

    Chapter 2 - Conditional Functions These functions from the Conditional & Logic set of Excel spreadsheet formulas allow you to perform several operations - like summaries or to count - based on conditions met. This approach enables you to build interesting subsets of your data.

    Chapter 3 - Date Functions Date functions are some of the most versatile Excel spreadsheet formulas. These MS Excel functions help the data analyst to build easily and structure your information into quarters, fiscal years, days or any other chosen timeframe.

    Chapter 4 - Error Handling Functions lf you really want to enhance your reports and dashboards, you need to apply these particular Excel spreadsheet formulas. They ensure that none of the nasty #N/A or other errors occur in your report, which can also make or break your dashboards.

    Chapter 5 - Mathematical Functions Mathematical functions help you make statements about your data. Summaries or building an average are quite common in today's reporting and greatly benefit dashboards as weil. These Excel spreadsheet formulas tauch the core of the application.

    Chapter 6 - Text Functions Dealing with the text portion of Excel spreadsheet formulas can sometimes be a bit tricky. These spreadsheet formulas are often used in data cleansing and importing tasks, and it's quite important to understand, how Excel handles text.

    Chapter 7 - Reference Functions The reference category of the Excel spreadsheet formulas has been revolutionized with the introduction of PowerPivot in Excel 2010. Nevertheless, these are crucial functions in Excel that - once you "got" them - will help you to save massive amounts of time.

    Chapter a (Bo,nus) - ln-depth tutori,als 0111 Excel In the bonus chapter, which is only available in this download version of Excel Spreadsheet Functions: The Ultimate Guide" 1 share four in-depth tutorials (3 videos and one 9,000+ words blog post). Go through them in order and go from Excel Novice to Ninja

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  • Chapter 1

    Boolean and Logical Functions

    These Excel spreadsheet formulas will help you to check for

    conditions. As some of them return TRUE or FALSE as a result,

    they are pretty handy, when it comes to combining them with other

    functions in Excel.

    AND function: this tutorial explains the syntax and someinteresting use cases for the AN D function in Excel. Anotherinteresting application using AND can be seen in this 16:30 min

    video from Mike Girvin I ExcellsFun

    OR function: Dave Bruns from Exceljet shows the OR functionand how to combine it with IF

    NOT function: In this tutorial , Svetlana Cheusheva from Ablebitsexplains not only the NOT function but also related Excelspreadsheet formulas like XOR

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    http://www.keynotesupport.com/excel-functions/and-function.shtmlhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veyaEaKwHgkhttps://exceljet.net/tips/if-this-or-thathttps://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/2014/12/17/excel-and-or-xor-not-functions/#excel-not-functionhttp://www.excelblog.net

  • Chapter 2

    Conditional Functions

    These functions from the Conditional & Logic set of Excel

    spreadsheet formulas allow you to perform several operations -

    like summaries or to count - based on conditions met. This

    approach enables you to build interesting subsets of your data.

    SUMIF & SUMIFS function: In this tutorial Ankit Kaul explains

    the structure of the SUMIF and SUMIFS formula and also has

    some interesting examples of its application. 1 also have created

    this short YouTube video (length 8:52 mins)

    COUNTIF function: Here are fourteen great examples (mixed

    maths and text conditions) that show how to apply "counting"

    under certain conditions

    COUNTA function: Ted French from About.com explains how to

    use this feature, that focusses on using "textual" conditions

    SUBTOTAL function: This post on the amazing Chandoo Excel

    blog covers not only five reasons why you should use

    SUBTOTAL but also shows how to apply it

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    http://www.exceltrick.com/formulas_macros/excel-sumif-and-sumifs/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_M4-qtL-_4http://best-excel-tutorial.com/58-excel-functions/129-countif-functionhttp://spreadsheets.about.com/od/excelcountfunctions/ss/excel-counta-function.htmhttp://chandoo.org/wp/2010/02/09/subtotal-formula-excel/http://www.excelblog.net

  • Chapter 3

    Date Functions

    Date functions are some of the most versatile Excel spreadsheet

    formulas. These MS Excel functions help the data analyst to build

    easily and structure your information into quarters, fiscal years,

    days or any other chosen timeframe.

    DAYS function: In this amazing article by Svetlana Cheusheva

    an Ablebits the DAYS formula is explained in detail. Also, have a

    look not only at the rest of the post but also at the comments.

    Same gems are hidden there :)

    NETWORKDAYS function: Mike Girvin from ExcellsFun explains

    the syntax of this formula in this 1 :45 mins short YouTube video

    TODAY function: Another great tutorial by Svetlana from Ablebitsan the TODAY function. She also shares some common uses andkeyboard shortcuts. See also this fantastic 4:46 min video fromAldo Mencaraglia on YouTube (although I would have used

    INDEX I MATCH instead of VLOOKUP - see below)

    YEAR I MONTH I DAY function: Frederic Le Guen shares the

    use of these three similar excel date functions in his well-written

    blog post

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    https://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/2015/04/16/excel-weekday-day-functions/#excel-days-functionhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUg_C51Kyoohttps://www.ablebits.com/office-addins-blog/2015/06/10/excel-date-functions/#TODAYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m22s0TUaNMshttp://www.excel-exercise.com/function/date-time/date-year-month-day/http://www.excelblog.net

  • Chapter 4

    Error Handling Functions

    lf you really want to enhance your reports and dashboards, you

    need to apply these particular Excel spreadsheet formulas. They

    ensure that none of the nasty #N/A or other errors occur in your

    report, which can also make or break your dashboards.

    ISERROR function: Jim Tanous explains a very common use of the

    ISERROR formula in this blog an TekRevue by combining it with IF (see

    above)

    ISBLANK function: Dave Bruns from ExcelJet shows how to check for

    blank cells first only with IF and then explains another approach using the

    ISBLANK function. Following this idea, may be significant if you don't

    want to fill empty cells (e. g. with ZERO) for visualization purposes in

    dashboards.

    IFERROR function: Chandoo explains why you should use IFERROR in

    your spreadsheets. Make sure to read the comments as well, as some of

    them are quite funny :)

    ISTEXT function: Read this interesting post by Valli an Analysistabs an

    this versatile Excel function

    ISNUMBER function: Very related to the ISTEXT function as mentioned

    above, this formula helps you to determine if a cell content is numeric or

    not returning TRUE or FALSE (which you then can use in other functions)

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    http://www.tekrevue.com/tip/how-to-hide-excel-errors-if-iserror/https://exceljet.net/formula/if-cell-is-blankhttp://chandoo.org/wp/2011/03/11/iferror-formula/http://analysistabs.com/excel-formulas/istext-function/http://www.addictivetips.com/microsoft-office/excel-2010-categorizing-numeric-text-data/http://www.excelblog.net

  • Chapter 5

    Mathematical Functions

    Mathematical functions help you make statements about your data.

    Summaries or building an average are quite common in today's

    reporting and greatly benefit dashboards as well. These Excel

    spreadsheet formulas tauch the core of the application.

    RANDBETWEEN function: Another fabulous post by Ted Frenchan About.com for the RANDBETWEEN function. Tip: use thisvolatile formula if you quickly need some example data

    SUM function: Debra Dalgleish from Contextures explains SUMand related Excel spreadsheet formulas in this very detailed post

    an her blog

    AVERAGE function: Laran Joseph shares how to "average yourdata" an the Udemy blog

    SUMPRODUCT function: A real great video (36:27 mins) byMike Girvin from ExcellsFun an YouTube. He shares 14 (!)

    examples of how to use SUMPRODUCT in your spreadsheets.

    Chandoo also has an interesting