Excel Examples

How to Average Only Positive or Negative Numbers of a Range

Suppose both positive numbers and negative numbers exist in a table. If we want to know the average of only positive numbers in this table, we can create a formula to get average of all positive numbers with all negative numbers ignored. In this article, we will help you to construct a formula with AVERAGE… read more »

How to Sort Data but Keep Blank Cells in Excel

In daily work, if we sort data with blank cells included in the same column, these blank cells are listed at the bottom automatically after sorting. If we want to keep the positions of these blank cells unchanged and only sort the others, how can we do that? In this article, we will show you… read more »

How to Copy and Paste Only Values and Ignore Formula

When we copy a cell applied with a formula, we copy the formula of the cell rather than copy the value showing in the cell. In this article we will introduce you the way to copy only value ignoring applied formula. EXAMPLE In above table, column C records the product of number1 multiples number2. The… read more »

How to Sort Date by Day of Week in Excel

Except sort data by “A to Z” (alphabetical order, for numbers from small to large), we can also sort data by date, month or year if these conditions are given. In this article, we will show you the way to sort data by day of week. EXAMPLE      ->      In the left… read more »

How to Select All Non-Blank Cells of a Range

In daily work, we may meet the cases that select all blank cells or non-blank cells of a range. You may know the way to select all blank cells as they are “blanks”. But for non-blank cells, they may contain numbers, texts, formulas or even errors, how can we select all of them of a… read more »

Remove Indents within Cells

In our daily work, no matter in excel document or word document, we often use tabs or indents to line up text to enhance readability. But sometimes we may want to remove these indents to make texts or strings left aligned to the cell border. In this article, we will show you the way to… read more »

Hide Rows with Blank Cells in Two Ways

In this article, we will show you two ways to hide rows with blank cells in two different scenarios. We apply Filter function (belongs to Sort & Filter) and Go To Special function (belongs to Editing) in two instances separately. EXAMPLE A We want to hide rows with blank cell included. In this instance, we… read more »

Sort Positive Numbers and Negative Numbers by Absolute Values

If both positive numbers and negative numbers exist in the same column, when sorting them by absolute values, we can sort them with the help of ABS function and helper column. In this article, we will show you the way to sort numbers by absolute values. EXAMPLE We want to sort numbers in “Numbers” column… read more »

Get Employee Information by VLOOKUP

VLOOKUP is one of the key functions among all lookup & reference functions in Excel. Today, in this article, we will show you the way to apply VLOOKUP to retrieve employee information. I hope this article will help you in your daily work. EXAMPLE The left table contains employee information like HRID, name, age, and… read more »

VLOOKUP with Two Lookup Tables

VLOOKUP is one of the key functions among all lookup & reference functions in Excel. Today we will show you the application of VLOOKUP function when there are two lookup tables. EXAMPLE Table1 and table2 record the rates of Y2020 and Y2021 separately. Rates are increased in Y2021. In “Statistic” table, we want to fill… read more »

VLOOKUP with Multiple Lookup Values

VLOOKUP is one of the key functions among all lookup & reference functions in Excel. It can scan and retrieve data from a static or dynamic table based on your lookup value. It can perform approximate match or exact match by setting lookup matching modes. Today, we will show you the way to use VLOOKUP… read more »

VLOOKUP Data by Date

VLOOKUP is one of the key functions among all lookup & reference functions in Excel. It can scan and retrieve data from a static or dynamic table based on your lookup value. It can perform approximate match or exact match by setting lookup matching modes. Today, we will show you the way to apply VLOOKUP… read more »

VLOOKUP – Retrieve Data from Another Workbook

VLOOKUP is one of the key functions among all lookup & reference functions in Excel. It can scan and retrieve data from a static or dynamic table based on your lookup value. It can perform approximate match or exact match by setting lookup matching modes. Today, we will show you the way to apply VLOOKUP… read more »

VLOOKUP – Retrieve Data from Another Worksheet

VLOOKUP is one of the key functions among all lookup & reference functions in Excel. It can scan and retrieve data from a static or dynamic table based on your lookup value. It can perform approximate match or exact match by setting lookup matching modes. Today, we will show you the way to apply VLOOKUP… read more »

Case Sensitive Lookup with SUMPRODUCT and EXACT

Today, we will show you how to use SUMPRODUCT and EXACT to perform a case sensitive exact match. In this article, we provide a simple example to calculate bonus for employees whose names are case-sensitive. If you meet similar scenarios in your daily work, you can directly use this formula to deal with your problem…. read more »

Basic Usage of INDEX & MATCH – Case Sensitive Lookup

In Excel, INDEX function and MATCH function are often used together for retrieving data from a particular position. MATCH function is one of Excel lookup & reference functions that can perform approximate match or exact match by setting different match types. They are not case-sensitive functions. If we need to perform a case-sensitive lookup, we… read more »

Basic Rates Calculation by VLOOKUP Based on Weight Band

Microsoft Excel provides many functions that can execute logical test, search data, return current date and something else. They are very useful in daily work. And Excel VLOOKUP function is one of Excel most frequently used functions. It belongs to lookup & reference functions and it can perform approximate match or exact match by setting… read more »

Basic Grade Calculation by VLOOKUP Function – Approximate Match

In Excel, except combination INDEX+MATCH, we can also apply other functions to search data, for example VLOOKUP function. Like MATCH function, VLOOKUP function is one of Excel lookup & reference functions that can perform approximate match or exact match by setting lookup matching modes. Today, we will show you the way to calculate “Grade” by… read more »

Basic Discount Calculation with VLOOKUP Function

In Excel, except combination INDEX+MATCH, we can also apply other functions to search data, for example VLOOKUP function. Like MATCH function, VLOOKUP function is one of Excel lookup & reference functions that can perform approximate match or exact match by setting lookup matching modes. Today, we will show you the way to calculate discount by… read more »

Basic Usage of INDEX & MATCH – Exact Match

In Excel, INDEX function and MATCH function are often used together for returning value or cell reference or range reference from specified position. And MATCH function is one of Excel lookup & reference functions that can perform approximate match or exact match by setting different match type values. Today, we will show you how to… read more »

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