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Excel Calendar Table

By Jeff Lenning | November 23, 2020 |

When you need to summarize values by date groups, a calendar table can be helpful. While Power Pivot has a button that will automatically create a new date table (shown in this post), Excel doesn’t have a similar command. So, in a recent Q&A session, Michael asked how to get that Power Pivot calendar table…

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PivotTable Calendar

By Jeff Lenning | January 14, 2019 |

Excel has numerous date-related features and functions. In this post, we’ll explore a few of them. We need an illustration that will tie them all together, so, we’ll create a graphical calendar with a PivotTable. Even if you don’t need a graphical calendar in your workbooks, the underlying mechanics that enable us to build it…

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VLOOKUP Hack #6: Different Data Types

By Jeff Lenning | November 29, 2017 |

We started this blog series by examining the 4th argument. We’ve since hacked the 3rd argument and then the 2nd argument. Now, as you can imagine, it is time to hack the 1st argument. There are many fun hacks we can do with the 1st argument, so, I’ll cover them over a few posts. In…

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Dynamic Date Report Header For The Period Ending

By Jeff Lenning | March 27, 2014 |

As a general rule, it is a good idea to delegate as many tasks to Excel as possible. Report headers are no exception, especially for recurring-use workbooks. This post explores the functions needed to create a dynamic report header, such as “For the Period Ending December 31, 2015.” Overview Let’s assume we use the same…

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