# Excel University Blog

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## What is a dynamic array formula in Excel

| October 10, 2023 |

In this tutorial, we will learn about dynamic array formulas in Excel, which allow us to write a single formula that returns multiple results and spills them into adjacent cells. We will cover various exercises, exploring array creation, dynamic array functions, and combining functions for powerful data manipulation. By the end, you’ll have a solid…

## Random Sort in Excel

| 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…

## Dynamic Arrays 1

| August 11, 2020 |

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…

## Dynamic Arrays Article

| May 5, 2020 |

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…

## Include New Items without a PivotTable

| March 6, 2019 |

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…