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# XLOOKUP

## Avoid XLOOKUP Errors

| June 25, 2024 |

## Replace 25+ Nested IFs with a Single Simple Lookup

| June 11, 2024 |

I was recently asked the following question: “I have a drop-down with 25+ categories that determines the fee percentage. Can I use an IF function to compute the fee based on the selected category?” I answer this question in this post. Video Objective Let’s begin by understanding the objective and the question. There is an…

## Create a Dynamic Month List for Reports or KPIs

| January 30, 2024 |

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a dynamic list of months in Excel using various functions including TAKE, EOMONTH, and SEQUENCE. This list can be used for reporting or pulling key performance indicators (KPIs) with lookup functions such as XLOOKUP. If you create the same basic report each month, and would like…

## XLOOKUP and FILTER with Wildcard

| November 21, 2023 |

The objective of this tutorial is to show how to use wildcards with the XLOOKUP and FILTER functions in Excel. We will learn how to perform partial matches and search for specific patterns within a dataset. Video Walkthrough Let’s take it one exercise at a time, starting with our XLOOKUP warm-up. Exercise 1: XLOOKUP warm-up…

## Pictures in Excel 3: Pictures with URLs

| August 29, 2023 |

Retrieving and Displaying Online Pictures in Microsoft Excel Introduction Hello and welcome to the next post in our Pictures in Excel series, where we are exploring applications of inserting images into cells. In the previous videos, we focused on inserting pictures from our local devices into cells on the worksheet. Today, we will learn how…

## Excel How To VLOOKUP Left (3 ways)

| April 4, 2023 |

If you’ve used the VLOOKUP function before, you know that the lookup column is expected to be in the leftmost column within the range. Meaning, it’s going to look for a value in the leftmost column within the range and once it finds its match, it will shoot to the right to return the related…

## Excel How To Get the Last Row and Column Value

| March 28, 2023 |

In this blog post, we are going to learn how to use two Excel functions, TAKE and XLOOKUP, to retrieve data from the very last row of a table. Knowing how to use these two functions can be incredibly handy when you add a new data row every day, week, or month and want your…

## These Top Excel Skills are Surprisingly Easy to Learn

| May 24, 2022 |

You don’t need to be a spreadsheet pro to master these top Excel skills! See our list of easy-to-learn Excel skills with hands-on tutorials.

## Excel Formulas Cheat Sheet for Beginners

| May 17, 2022 |

Excel is one of the most powerful accounting software tools out there, and most of that power comes from the ability to use Excel formulas to automate your work. When you’re first learning how to use them, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed – luckily, this Excel formulas cheat sheet is here to help…