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Jeff Lenning

Excel IF Function (and multiple conditions)

By Jeff Lenning | April 25, 2023 |

Do you want to learn how to use Excel’s IF function, including how to consider multiple conditions? If yes, then you have come to the right place! The IF function is one of the most commonly used functions in Excel, and it is essential for data analysis and decision making. In this post, we’ll walk…

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Excel SUMIF Function

By Jeff Lenning | April 18, 2023 |

In this post, we’re going to dive into one of the most useful techniques in Excel … conditional summing. We will discuss the SUMIF function, what it does, what its arguments are, and how it compares to SUMIFS, VLOOKUP, and COUNTIF. Video What the SUMIF Function Does So, what is SUMIF in Excel? SUMIF is…

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Write Excel Formulas with Built-In AI (Not ChatGPT)

By Jeff Lenning | April 11, 2023 |

Today we’re going to be discussing how to use AI to write formulas in excel. This new capability is available now in Excel online, and may be available in other versions of Excel in the future. Video Note At the time of this post, this feature is available in some version of Excel Online, and…

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Excel How To VLOOKUP Left (3 ways)

By Jeff Lenning | April 4, 2023 |

If you’ve used the VLOOKUP function before, you know that the lookup column is expected to be in the leftmost column within the range. Meaning, it’s going to look for a value in the leftmost column within the range and once it finds its match, it will shoot to the right to return the related…

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Excel How To Get the Last Row and Column Value

By Jeff Lenning | March 28, 2023 |

In this blog post, we are going to learn how to use two Excel functions, TAKE and XLOOKUP, to retrieve data from the very last row of a table. Knowing how to use these two functions can be incredibly handy when you add a new data row every day, week, or month and want your…

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Combine Tables with Different Column Order

By Jeff Lenning | March 21, 2023 |

Combining data from multiple tables in Excel has historically been very manual … especially when the tables have different column orders. In this blog post, we’ll tackle this challenge by getting Excel to combine the tables with a formula that uses the VSTACK and CHOOSECOLS functions. Video Step by step Let’s use a basic example.…

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Excel How To Combine Tables with a Single Formula

By Jeff Lenning | March 14, 2023 |

If you have ever tried to combine data from different tables manually, that is a lot of copy/paste! In this post, I’ll show you how to use Excel’s VSTACK function so you can do it instantly with a single formula. No copy/paste needed!! Video Step by Step Let’s say you have a table in Excel…

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Excel How To Create Banded Rows

By Jeff Lenning | March 7, 2023 |

Creating banded rows in a Microsoft Excel table is a great way to make data easier to read and interpret. Banded rows can also be used to help separate and highlight important information. You don’t need to use VBA, Power Query, or manual formatting – you can do it quickly and easily with just a…

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Excel Tips from 20 Experts

By Jeff Lenning | February 21, 2023 |

My friend John Michaloudis does an annual survey of Excel MVPs and experts and asks for their best Excel tip. He compiles the tips into an audio podcast along with show notes and related links. This is a great resource and I love sharing it every year. This year, he rounded up tips from: You’ll…

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Skipping Excel 3

By Jeff Lenning | December 13, 2022 |

In this third and final post of the Skipping Excel series, we’ll connect all the dots and use Zapier to complete our automation. In case you are just joining the series … I’ve been documenting my journey for getting my e-commerce sales into QuickBooks Online. In an ideal situation, there would be a direct built-in…

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