Category: Expert

How to Highlight a Birthday Automatically

Gap in days and months before after the birthday

In this article, you will see how you can change color when a Birthday is coming up without using a macro.

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Wildcard with COUNTIFS or SUMIFS

Wildcard characters with a COUNTIFS function

You can create complex criteria in your COUNTIFS or SUMIFS function with the wildcart.
The wildcards are specials characters to replace one or more characters in your string

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Pivot Table – Presentation

A Pivot Table is a powerful tool which calculates or aggregates data very easily. For many people, a pivot table is a complex tool for advanced users. But not at all. It’s really simple and all the calculations are made by the tool itself. You just have to drag an drop your data. 😎😃😍 Before creating …

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Gantt Chart

What is a Gantt chart? A Gantt chart helps you to visualize your project schedule containing different tasks and their deadlines. Your data To create a Gantt chart, you must have a table with: Task names Start dates Effort (number of days needed to carry out each task) Step 1: Return the End Date (based …

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Dynamic SUM in Excel

Example dynamic CUM Exce

There is 2 methods to create a dynamic SUM in Excel.
The first one uses the technique with a Table, the second one uses the function INDEX.

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Anonymise your data

If you are working on a workbook containing confidential data, you need to anonymise your data if you are collaborating with other people. The technique is not really complex but you have to respect the following steps. The initial document Imagine you are a journalist and you receive the following file in your mailbox (it’s all …

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Keep your Last Updated Data

Keep the last updated row Let’s start from a file storing customer information. Some customers have multiple records in the file, as a new record was created each time they changed their address or phone number. How do you keep only the last updated row? Remove duplicates not applicable With a such file, you can’t …

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Function XOR

Function XOR Excel

Function XOR is a logical function integrated into Excel.

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Calculate between two values in a range

In Excel, you can easily return a result between two values. Most of the people think that they have to do a lot of IF nested. But you can do the same job with the function VLOOKUP What is the problem? Let’s say you have this workbook where you want to calculate the commission for …

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Using conditional formatting to highlight dates

Dates play a big role in many workbooks. With the tool conditional formatting you can create rules to highlight critical dates easily

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