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Dictionary for Excel Formulas

Microsoft Excel supports many languages. In total, you can use Excel in 100 different languages. Many of these languages also use local formula names. For example, VLOOKUP is called SVERWEIS in German, BUSCARV in Spanish or DÜŞEYARA in Turkish. Fortunately, you don’t need to remember different formula names because Excel automatically translates the formulas to your language. However, in some cases you need to know the local formula term. Please refer to our comprehensive dictionary below.


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LEN Formula: Get the Number of Characters in Excel

You need to know how many characters does the cell contain?

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INDIRECT: How to Use Text as a Cell Reference in Excel

You want to get data from different sheets but always on the same cell? INDIRECT returns the value of a cell which you specify by a string. For example, if you write =INDIRECT(“B2”) it’ll give you the value of B2. Instead of just B2, you can also refer to other sheets, for example =INDIRECT(“Sheet1!B2”) or even other workbooks.

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Weekday Name in Excel: Paste This Easy Formula into Excel Cell

You want to know the weekday of a certain date? Excel provides the WEEKDAY formula. The WEEKDAY formula returns the day of the week as a number, for example 1 for Sunday, 2 for Monday and so on. You can modify, which weekday starts with one.

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COUNTIFS in Excel: Everything You Need to Know

The COUNTIFS function works similar like the SUMIFS function. But instead of adding up the values, it counts how many items with one or more criteria are in your table.

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HLOOKUP in Excel: Everything you need to know

You’ve probably heard of VLOOKUP which is a very popular and powerful formula in Excel. Far less known is the little brother: HLOOKUP. It basically works the same way as VLOOKUP with one difference: Instead of looking up values vertically, HLOOKUP works horizontally. In this article, you learn how to use HLOOKUP, what to keep in mind, possible error messages and some more advices about HLOOKUP.  […]

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VLOOKUP in Excel: All You Need to Know About the Powerful Formula

One of the most popular formulas in Excel is the VLOOKUP. VLOOKUP is not as easy to use as a SUM or COUNT. In this article, you learn how to use VLOOKUP, what to keep in mind, possible error messages and some more advices about VLOOKUP.  […]

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Calculation Options in Excel: Decide When and What to Calculate

Does this sound familiar to you: Excel takes too much time calculating. Instead of instantly showing the results, you have to wait for several seconds or even minutes for Excel to finish up the calculation. The problem: The larger your Excel model gets, the more you get frustrated by the lack of performance.


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SUMIFS in Excel: Everything You Need to Know (+Download)

The SUMIFS formula adds up all numbers, when one or more than one criterion is fulfilled. SUMIFS only exists since Excel 2007 and is especially useful, as it can regard several search criteria.

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MINIF & MAXIF: 5 Ways to Get a Conditional Minimum Value

Until Excel 2016, there is no built-in MINIF-Formula in Excel. There are COUNTIF, SUMIF, AVERAGEIF but no MINIF nor MAXIF before the latest version. However, there are situations in which you need to get the minimum under a condition. In the following post, we are going to illustrate how to return the minimum using a simple example. We got an Excel table with two columns “Car type” and “Price”. We want to know the minimum price for each car type. Sounds easy? Unfortunately, Excel makes it unnecessarily difficult to calculate.