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# FILTER

## Turn a Table of Events into a Graphical Calendar

| July 16, 2024 |

Today, we’re tackling the following question: How do you create a calendar that can show multiple events per day in Excel? We’re going to transform a simple table of events into a dynamic, graphical calendar. Let’s dive right in! Objective In summary, we have a list of events stored in a Table named Table1, like…

## Highlight Values Found Multiple Times

| February 27, 2024 |

Today, we’ll highlight recurring values within a dataset in order to answer a recent question. I was asked the following “I’m trying to get it to recognize if a specific letter, like X, is in a column at least three times. What could the formula look like?” And I’ll answer that question in this post.…

## XLOOKUP and FILTER with Wildcard

| November 21, 2023 |

The objective of this tutorial is to show how to use wildcards with the XLOOKUP and FILTER functions in Excel. We will learn how to perform partial matches and search for specific patterns within a dataset. Video Walkthrough Let’s take it one exercise at a time, starting with our XLOOKUP warm-up. Exercise 1: XLOOKUP warm-up…

## How to Filter in Excel

| 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!…

## How to Get Better at Excel (Without Wasting Time)

| April 25, 2022 |

Wondering how to get better at Excel? Whether you’re a new user or a pro, these are some easy steps to help you quickly master new skills.

## These Are the Top 9 Most Useful Advanced Excel Functions

| March 15, 2022 |

Looking to make work easier? Instead of trying to do it all, focus on learning these nine useful advanced Excel functions.

## PivotTable Text Values Alternative with FILTER

| October 12, 2021 |

This is the third and final post in the PivotTable Text Values Alternative series, where we are discussing alternatives to displaying text values in PivotTables. In the first post, we used Power Query as an alternative. In the second post, we combined multiple text values. In this post, we’ll use the FILTER function as an…

## Mapping Table without a Helper Column

| September 7, 2021 |

A mapping table is a handy way to automatically translate labels between systems and reports. As with just about anything in Excel, there are many ways to implement a mapping table. For example, we could create a helper column to store the amounts with the SUMIFS function as I discussed in this Journal of Accountancy…

## Aggregate with OR Logic

| December 14, 2020 |

The family of IFS functions, such as SUMIFS and COUNTIFS, use AND logic when evaluating multiple conditions. In other words, all conditions must be true to be included. And generally, this logic works well. However, there are situations when we’d like to use OR logic instead. That is, any of the conditions can be true…