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FlashFill

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How to Save Time Using the Microsoft Excel Fill Handle

By Excel University | August 30, 2022 |

Long lists of data can be time-consuming to enter in Excel. Here’s how to use the Excel fill handle to save yourself hours of work!

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Top 8 Excel Tips and Tricks to Save You Time

By Excel University | April 5, 2022 |

These top 8 Excel tips and tricks will free up tons of time and allow you to get more work done even faster.

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Flash Fill Times

By Jeff Lenning | November 26, 2019 |

Flash Fill is a marvelous feature that is designed to fill values down based on an example in an adjacent column. That is, you have a column of values and then you enter an example of a derived value in an adjacent column. Flash Fill attempts to recognize the pattern from your example and then…

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FlashFill Meets GNT by Jeff Lenning

FlashFill Meets Get & Transform

By Jeff Lenning | June 20, 2017 |

Do you love FlashFill? Do you love Get & Transform queries? If so, you’ll love the most recent Excel update pushed out by Microsoft: New Column by Example. It is essentially FlashFill inside PowerQuery. It is way cool. Check it out. Objective Let’s say we have some data. It doesn’t matter where it is, it…

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FlashFill is an Alternative to CONCATENATE and Text-to-Columns

By Jeff Lenning | August 15, 2013 |

Have you ever split one column in to many columns, or vice versa, combined many columns into a single column?  If so, you have likely relied on the text-to-columns feature to split a single column into many and the CONCATENATE function to join many columns into a single column.  Beginning with Excel 2013, Microsoft provides…

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