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Compare Two Columns with Microsoft Excel Power Query

By Jeff Lenning | July 25, 2023 |

If you’re looking to compare two columns in Excel with Power Query, you’ve come to the right place. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Power Query to compare two lists to find which items appear on both and which items appear on only one list. Plus, you’ll learn how to match on multiple…

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Excel How To Compare Two Columns (3 ways)

By Jeff Lenning | July 18, 2023 |

Using Microsoft Excel to compare two columns is a great way to look for discrepancies or similarities between two different sets of data. This post provides 3 different ways to accomplish this so that you can use the one that is most appropriate for your data and workbook. Video Step-by-step guide Let’s work through each…

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Excel How To Get Help with ChatGPT

By Jeff Lenning | July 11, 2023 |

Microsoft Excel can feel overwhelming with its vast array of features, commands, and tools. When you are trying to do something in Excel, and aren’t sure how … what do you do? Traditionally, this is where a Google search happens. And, we can certainly continue using online search. However, we now have another option available…

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Excel How To Write VBA with ChatGPT

By Jeff Lenning | July 4, 2023 |

There are many built-in Excel features and functions. Which is awesome because they enable us to do so many different things. But … what happens when we want to do something for which there is no built-in feature? Are we stuck? No … we can typically get help from a macro. Macros are written in…

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Excel How To Understand VBA Macros with ChatGPT

By Jeff Lenning | June 27, 2023 |

Whether you’re trying to decipher a macro created by someone else in your organization, or you’re trying to make sure a code sample you found online is safe to run, ChatGPT can help you understand the VBA code. If you’re not a programmer, understanding macro VBA code can be a daunting task. In this post,…

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Excel How To Write a Formula with ChatGPT

By Jeff Lenning | June 20, 2023 |

Microsoft Excel is one of the most powerful and versatile software programs available. It allows users to quickly and accurately organize, analyze, and present data. With the help of ChatGPT, learning how to write Excel formulas just got easier. While ChatGPT may not be able to write formulas that are always 100% accurate, it can…

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Excel How To Understand a Formula with ChatGPT

By Jeff Lenning | June 13, 2023 |

Have you ever tried to reverse engineer or understand a complex Excel formula? Perhaps you inherited a workbook, and you encounter functions that you haven’t used before. Or, there are multiple functions in a single formula. It would really be nice if the person who created the formula could walk you through it. When this…

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Excel How To Freeze Rows

By Jeff Lenning | June 6, 2023 |

When you scroll down an Excel worksheet, you may lose the ability to see the column labels. Not the Excel column labels like A and B … but the column headers of your data like ID and Amount. This can be annoying because depending on the data, you may lose track of which data is…

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Excel How To Remove Duplicates (3 Easy Ways)

By Jeff Lenning | May 30, 2023 |

This post demonstrates how to remove duplicates from your Microsoft Excel worksheets. As with just about anything in Excel, there are multiple ways. I’ll show you 3 of the easiest and fastest ways to do it, specifically: the Remove Duplicates command, the UNIQUE function, and Power Query. Video Narrative We’ll just walk through each of…

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Man holding dice that represent how to random sort in Excel

Random Sort in Excel

By Excel University | May 23, 2023 |

Despite the many ways you can shuffle rows, columns, and cells, there’s no built-in option to random sort in Excel. That can be useful for randomly assigning tasks or responsibilities, selecting samples, and much more. Instead, you can write a formula that allows you to randomly sort any data you select. Video How to Random…

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