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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