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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 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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How to Write Formulas in Excel

By Jeff Lenning | May 9, 2023 |

Are you looking to learn how to write Excel formulas? Formulas are the backbone of Excel and allow you to perform calculations, manipulate data, and automate repetitive tasks. This post will guide you through the basics of writing Excel formulas and provide examples to help you get started. Video Narrative Welcome to a tutorial on…

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How to Filter in Excel

By Jeff Lenning | May 2, 2023 |

Hello there! Are you looking to learn how to filter in Excel? You’ve come to the right place! Filtering is an incredibly useful feature in Excel that allows you to quickly and easily sort through large amounts of data to find exactly what you’re looking for. In this article, we’ll explore: Let’s get to it!…

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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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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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