Computers are dumb. They only do what they’re told. How do you tell a computer what to do? You use a programming language. The very first thing you’ll do when learning a new programming language is how to make the computer display “Hello, World”.
Say you have a table of data and you want Excel to look up a certain value and return a corresponding value in a different row. For that, you need a lookup function. Excel has a range of functions that you can use to achieve this including VLOOKUP() and HLOOKUP() and the more flexible - but slightly more complicated -combination of INDEX() and MATCH().
By knowing a few key formulas, you can do a variety of actions in Excel that will increase your productivity and decrease the risk of making calculation mistakes. We’ve put together 10 Excel formulas you need to get started.
If you’ve ever used Excel, then you’ve probably experienced the agony of choosing an incorrect formula to analyze a data set. Maybe you worked on it for hours, finally giving up because the data output was wrong or, the function was too complicated, and it seemed more straightforward to count the data yourself manually. If that sounds like you, then this Data Analysis in Excel top 15 is for you.
Excel is still the world’s favourite business software. 750 million knowledge workers use it for at least half an hour every single working day, and Microsoft CEO Sadya Nadella believes it’s still the most important Microsoft software. So it made sense for someone to make a list of the 100 Definitive Most Useful Excel Tips.
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