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Formulas are what make Excel, Excel. They’re how we perform both simple and complex calculations, and the possibilities are nearly endless as far as what they can do. Today, we’re going back to the basics with an overview of what formulas are and how to use them, as well as sharing our Excel formulas tutorial…Read More
Historically, we’ve had two basic ways to create reports in Excel. We could enter the report labels and use formulas to compute the report values or we could use a PivotTable. Both options had pros and cons. We’d have to pick the report type based on the context of our workbook. In this post, I’ll…Read More
Often, our Excel formulas are simple and short. As such, they are easy to read, understand and maintain over time. But, as the complexity of our workbooks increases, so can the complexity of our formulas. Sometimes, we end up with unwieldy formulas that are long and difficult to understand and maintain. One cause for such…Read More
Have you ever written a formula that repeats the same expression multiple times? I know I have. One simple example is IF((A1-B1)=0,0,A1-B1). Notice how the expression A1-B1 is used twice? This is a simple example of duplicating an expression within a formula. In general, we want to try to remove/minimize such duplication to make the…Read More