Excel University Blog
Read on for in-depth articles, tutorials, and videos. Search or browse for specific topics. Be sure to subscribe if you'd like to be notified when we write something new.
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…Read More
During the years we have been using Excel, we have come to understand that a formula calculates a value. Meaning, a single value. Right? Like … we write a formula, hit Enter, and the result is displayed in the cell. Easy … that is how we have been using Excel for decades. Multiple Values But…Read More
Microsoft has been hard at work updating Excel’s calculation engine. Depending on the version of Excel you’re using, you either have—or will have when you update—access to some capabilities that are sure to change how you think about and use Excel. I wrote about one of the new capabilities called Dynamic Arrays for California CPA…Read More
One reason we love PivotTables is that they automatically expand to include new items. For example, we have a PivotTable that summarizes transactions by account. Then next month, we paste new transactions into the data table and there is a new account. To get this new account included in our report, all we do is…Read More
In this post, I’ll answer a question submitted by reader Chérie about sorting by color. The basic question is this. “I have created a color coded list, where yes=green, no=red, maybe=orange, and other is any other color. How can I sort the list so that all the yes rows are first, then no, then maybe,…Read More