# excel INDEX

## How to Generate Random Values by a List in Different Cases in Excel

Sometimes we may create some fake data for testing or some other purpose. If we want to create an amount of numbers, we may feel it is annoying by entering random numbers one by one. For this instance, we can use RANDBETWEEN function to create a lot of numbers between a certain range quickly. On… read more »

## How to Find the First or Last Positive or Negative Number in a Column/List in Excel

Suppose we have a list of data entry, we want to look up the first positive number among them, is there any way to find it out? And if we want to look up the first or last negative number, how can we do? Actually, to find out the first or last positive/negative number from… read more »

## How to Create Dynamical Drop-Down List and Sort by Alphabetical Order in Excel

In our daily work we may need to create a dynamical dropdown list and sort all values by alphabetical order. To create a dropdown list like this, we need to apply some built-in features like ‘Define Name’ and ‘Data Validation’ features, and we also need the help of formula which is combined with excel functions…. read more »

## How to Average Absolute Values in Excel

We can use AVERAGE function to calculate average of certain values. We can use ABS function to get absolute values for both positive number and negative number. If we want to get the average absolute values, we need to combine both above two functions in the formula. In this free tutorial, we will provide two… read more »

## How to Look Up the Lowest Value in A List by VLOOKUP/INDEX/MATCH Functions in Excel

VLOOKUP function is very useful in our daily work and we can use it to look up match value in a range, then get proper returned value (the returned value may be just adjacent to the match value). Sometimes we only want to look up the lowest value among all matched values in the list… read more »

## How to Dynamically Extract Unique Values from A Column List in Excel

Suppose we have a list of some objects in one column, and some of them are duplicate, they also can be replaced by typing different object name, here’s the question, how can we dynamically extract unique values from this list in time if they are changed frequently? This article will show you two methods to… read more »

## How to Find the Earliest and Latest Date in Excel

We have a range of dates and we want to look up the earliest and the latest date based on certain criteria like the earliest date for a showing movie, we can use MIN and MAX functions with IF function or INDEX function together to find the matched date based on some criteria. Except using… read more »

## How to Create Dynamic Drop Down List without Blank in Excel

This post will guide you how to create dynamic drop down list without blank cells in Microsoft Excel. In Excel, and you can use Data Validation feature to improve the efficiency of data entry in excel, and it also be used to reduce mistake and typing errors. And it is also be used to restrict… read more »

## How to Stack Data from Multiple Columns into One Column in Excel

In previous article, I have shown you the method to split data from one long column to multiple columns by VBA and Index function. This time if we want to stack data from multiple columns to one column, how can we do? Actually, we can still use VBA script or formula of Index function to… read more »

## How To Align Duplicate Values within Two Columns in Excel

This post will guide you how to align duplicate values within two columns based on the first column in your worksheet in Excel. How do I use an formula to align two columns duplicate values in Excel. Aligning Duplicate Values in Two Columns Assuming that you have two columns including product names in your worksheet…. read more »

## How To Transpose Every N Rows of Data into Muliptle Columns in Excel

This post will guide you how to transpose data from rows to column with a formula in Excel. How do I transpose every N rows from one column to multiple columns in Excel. Assuming that you have a list of data in range A1:A10 in column A, and you want to transpose every 2 rows… read more »

## How to Extract Number from Text String in Excel

This post will guide you how to extract number from a given test string in Excel. How do I extract all numbers from string using a formula in Excel. How to get all number from a given test string using user defined function in Excel. Extract Number from String with Formula Extract Number from String… read more »

## How to Find the Last or First Value in a Range Greater Than X in Excel

This post will guide you how to find the first value greater than a specified value in a range of cells in Excel. How do I find the last value greater that a given value in a row with a formula in Excel. Find the Last Value Greater Than X Find the First Value Greater… read more »

## How to Convert Horizontal List of Data into Vertical in Excel

This post will guide you how to transpose horizontal list to vertical list in your current worksheet in Excel. How do I convert horizontal rows to vertical columns with a formula in Excel 2013/2016. Convert Horizontal List to Vertical with a Formula Convert Horizontal List to Vertical using Paste Special Feature Assuming that you have… read more »

## How to Lookup Values from Right to Left in Excel

This post will guide you how to vlookup values from right to left in your worksheet in excel. How do I look up values to left column with a column in Excel 2013/2016. How to use Vlookup function to extract the corresponding value of the left column in your worksheet in Excel. Lookup Values to… read more »

## How to Create Dynamic Named Range in Excel

This post will guide you how to create dynamic named range that can expand automatically when you add a new value into the current range in Excel 2013/2016. How do I create a dynamic named range with a formula in Excel. How to create a dynamic named range by creating a table in Excel. Creating… read more »

## How to Extract a Unique List based on Criteria in Excel

This post will guide you how to extract unique values in a range based on one criteria with a formula in Excel. How do I create a unique distinct list based on one condition in Excel. Extract Unique List of Values based on Criteria Assuming that you have a list of data in range A1:C6,… read more »

## How to Concatenate Text based on unique values in Another Column in Excel

This post will guide you how to concatenate text values based on unique values in another column in Excel. How do I concatenate cells based on specific criteria in Excel. Concatenate Text Based on unique Values in Another Column Assuming that you have a list of data in range A1:B6, in which contain product IDs… read more »

## How to Pick a Random Name from a List in Excel

This post will guide you how to pick a random name from a list in Excel. How do I select random value from a list or a table with a formula in Excel 2013/2016. Pick Random Name from a List Assuming that you have a list of names in range B1:B6, and you want to… read more »

## How to Find the Largest Value in a Column and Return the Adjacent Cell Value in Excel

This post will guide you how to find the largest value in a column and then return the adjacent cell value with a formula in Excel. How do I find the max value and return the cell value from the left adjacent column in Excel. Find the Largest Value and Return the Adjacent Cell Value… read more »

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