List of all Files and Folders: How to Easily Insert a Directory in Excel!

You probably don’t need this every day: But once a file you might want to have a list of all files within a folder or directory in Excel. The good thing: There are many methods available. If you Google it, you will find a lot of different methods to create a file list in Excel.… Continue reading List of all Files and Folders: How to Easily Insert a Directory in Excel!

Insert $-Signs to Different Existing Excel Formulas: Simple and Fast!

Insert $-signs into Excel formulas right when entering the formula is quite easy: Either type the dollar sign manually or press F4 on the keyboard to insert a dollar sign. But what about existing formulas – that are different? For example, how to insert $-signs into a large range of cells at once? With just… Continue reading Insert $-Signs to Different Existing Excel Formulas: Simple and Fast!

2D XLOOKUPs: How to use the new XLOOKUP for searching in two dimensions

The new XLOOKUP function in Excel not only offers great advanced features, but can be also used for 2D XLOOKUPs. Before XLOOKUP, the most common way for searching in rows and columns at the same time was INDEX/MATCH/MATCH. A combination of XLOOKUP and XLOOKUP can do the same. Let’s see how it works and explore… Continue reading 2D XLOOKUPs: How to use the new XLOOKUP for searching in two dimensions

Performance of XLOOKUP: How fast is the new XLOOKUP vs. VLOOKUP?

We’ve explored the basics of XLOOKUP, discovered a wide range of advanced use cases for XLOOKUP and the advantages towards VLOOKUP and INDEX/MATCH. What we have not talked about so far is the performance of XLOOKUP. Especially for larger Excel models with possibly hundreds of thousands of functions to calculate, performance is a major concern.… Continue reading Performance of XLOOKUP: How fast is the new XLOOKUP vs. VLOOKUP?

XLOOKUP in Excel: Easily Solve all VLOOKUP Problems!

XLOOKUP in Excel

It seems as if Microsoft has listened to many complaints of Excel users and introduced a new formula: XLOOKUP. It’s supposed to improve all the disadvantages of the “traditional” lookup functions VLOOKUP, INDEX/MATCH and SUMIFS. This article describes in what case and how to use it. Please feel also free to download all example in… Continue reading XLOOKUP in Excel: Easily Solve all VLOOKUP Problems!

Convert XLOOKUP to VLOOKUP With These 4 Easy Methods!

Convert XLOOKUP to VLOOKUP in Excel.

The new XLOOKUP formula in Excel is great. It’s very powerful and solves many problems the iconic VLOOKUP (or HLOOKUP) formula cannot do. But there is one problem: It’s only available in the newest Excel versions. Older versions – which are still around a lot – can’t use them. In this article we explore 4… Continue reading Convert XLOOKUP to VLOOKUP With These 4 Easy Methods!

Return Number Format Codes in Excel – 4 Ways to Get the Formatting Code from a Cell

Return Number Format Codes in Excel

Excel is a great software. It’s easy to use (at least the basic functions…) and very flexible. Unfortunately, coming with the flexibility, users tend to misuse the options and disobey certain basic rules. One thing I’ve seen multiple times is to transport important information in the formatting of a cell. It might be the background… Continue reading Return Number Format Codes in Excel – 4 Ways to Get the Formatting Code from a Cell

FIELDVALUE Formula in Excel: Insert Data of Companies and Countries (+Download)

FIELDVALUE formula in Excel

Excel has – in it’s newest version – a quite useful new formula type. It’s called “linked data” and offers the functionality to automatically insert data from the internet to your table. This can be done with the FIELDVALUE formula and works in a first test quite well. Unfortunately, the available data types and options… Continue reading FIELDVALUE Formula in Excel: Insert Data of Companies and Countries (+Download)

Array Formulas in Excel: All You Need to Know

Array Formulas in Excel

Array formulas are an advanced topic in Excel. Usually Excel users discover them when reaching the limits of – let’s call them – normal formulas, e.g. SUM, VLOOKUP, COUNT and so on. This article provides an introduction of array formulas in Excel.

Count Number of Unique Records in Excel: 5 Methods (+Download)

Count Number of Unique Records in Excel

A common task in Excel is to find out the number of different entries in a list. For example, you have a list of names and want to know, how many different people are listed as some people might be multiple times on the list. This article introduces 5 different methods of counting the number… Continue reading Count Number of Unique Records in Excel: 5 Methods (+Download)