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Excel User Defined Function (UDF) Calls A Macro To Change A Value In Another Cell

Excel User Defined Function (UDF) Calls A Macro To Change A Value In Another Cell According to Excel’s ‘rules’ a UDF should not be allowed to change values in other cells. If you are like me, you might hate it when someone says “It can’t be done”. I tend to follow a contrarian viewpoint, and …

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Excel Budgets

Excel Budgets When speaking with Excel students, one of the most commonly asked Excel questions is: “How do I create a budget?”. My advice would be, if your boss asks you to create a department budget your first question should be “Okay, will the CFO provide a template for this project” (the answer should be …

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Two Criteria Lookups

Two Criteria Lookups In the process of teaching Excel over the past 20 years I have found that most students are often shocked and unaware that Vlookup and Index/Match can only locate the first item in a list. They find this unacceptable and I would tend to agree. When a value repeats in many rows, …

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SumProduct Function Applications

SumProduct Function Applications When teaching Excel classes students occasionally ask about the SumProduct function. There are many aspects of SumProduct that mirror the SumIfs functions capabilities but SumProduct can produce different answers when combined with the unary operator. This tutorial is not meant to be a thorough discussion of SumProduct but is meant to provide …

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Data Tables And Interactive Charts

The Excel Class blog provides an opportunity to supplement the material we teach in our class. This tutorial assumes our readers are familiar with named ranges. (See: Advanced Excel Class) Excel’s data table feature is a what-if analysis tool that allows users to create tables (rows/columns) of results based on a one or two variable …

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Excel Tutorial – Vlookup Multiple Columns To The Right With An Array Formula

In the process of teaching Excel classes, many students ask: How can I write a single vlookup function that returns multiple values to the right, instead of a single value, which causes me to write many vlookup functions in many columns. This tutorial does not teach vlookup, that feature is taught in the Introduction and …

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Report Hidden Rows With An Excel VBA Macro

Report Hidden Rows With An Excel VBA Macro Many Excel users choose to hide a row of data on a worksheet for a variety of reasons. When Excel users collaborate it’s difficult to know that a row has been hidden without careful visual inspection of every row. If a hidden row contains zero values there …

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Excel Class VBA Macro Adds IfError Functions To Every Formula

Excel Class VBA Macro Adds IfError Functions To Every Formula Today a student asked Excel Class if there was a macro to automatically add an IfError function to every formula on every sheet in a selected workbook, assuming there was not already an IfError function used. On short notice the Excel Class instructor provided the …

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Excel Class Launches Online VBA Training

Excel Class receives requests for Microsoft Excel VBA training courses from every corner of the country. We are pleased to announce that our new exclusive series: The Excel VBA webinar is now available online. Our training sessions begin once a month at different start times. Each session lasts two hours and includes no less than …

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PEMDAS and the Mathematical Order of Operations with Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel works similarly to using a calculator but there are important differences. On a calculator to perform a calculation you might type numbers, then math symbols like plus (+) or minus (-) and then you would press the equal key to complete your calculation. In Excel we don’t end with the equal sign, we …

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