Excel Unplugged
Start And End Date Of The Week With Power Query

One of the most popular posts on Excel Unplugged is Formula to get the Start and End Date of the Week. For the last two years I’ve been a strong advocate for ...

Amsterdam Excel Summit and Power BI Summer School in the Netherlands

In Slovenia (where I come from) there is a significant shortage of Excel and Power BI conferences. Basically, there are none (I’m planning to change that in ...

The New Data Types already enhancing Excel

I wrote a blog post on the New Excel Data Types in May and stated that “the Sky is the limit” in the way the New Excel Data Types can affect the way we ...

Importing CSV Files with Changing Start Row

In this post, we’re going to talk about importing CSV files with power query! This is a guest post written by John MacDougall, an Excel MVP from Canada. John ...

The Amsterdam Excel Summit 2018

Jan Karel Pieterse and Tony de Jonker will give Excel enthusiasts reason for joy on the 7th and 8th of June 2018. This longest running Excel Conference in Europe ...

New Data Types in Excel – Game Changer

New Data Types in Excel will undoubtedly be THE talking point of the near future Excel evolution. That being said, they are also the reality in Office 365 Fast ...

Unlock Excel Conference – Australia

The Unlock Excel Conference  took place in April in three cities across Australia. I joined Excel MVP’s Liam Bastick (SumProduct LLC), Jon Peltier (Peltier ...

Ultimate Vlookup Alternative? (Part 2)

This is part 2 of the Ultimate Vlookup Alternative post and a continuance from last week’s post. We will be using the same Excel workbook as we did in part ...

Ultimate Vlookup alternative? (Part 1)

Almost a year ago, more precisely in May of 2017 a site called defeat excel invited 27 Excel Experts (including myself) to end the endless debate of Vlookup vs. ...

XL Shortcut

Readers of Excel Unplugged know that I am a big believer in using keyboard shortcuts to be fast and more efficient in Excel. There are a lot of good resources for ...

Conditional Colouring of Excel Sheet Tabs with VBA

This post will feature VBA code that will recolour the Worksheet tab based on a set of predefined conditions. Let’s imagine we have a Workbook where each Sheet ...

Making Importing from Folder in Power Query (or Power BI) Bulletproof

I’ve always been a big fan of the Import from Folder feature in Power Query. So much so, that I wrote my first post on the topic way back in February of 2015. ...

Custom Power BI Visuals by Zebra BI

This weeks post will be a short testament to a development venture by a few of my countrymen. Like most of Excel fans, I’m also a big fan of Power BI and ...

Dynamic Calendar with Power Query or Power BI – Take 2

I guess every data professional that has ever taken on the challenge of creating data models either in Power Pivot or in Power BI knows the importance of the ...

Modifying Power Query M code with VBA
January 23, 2018

The core of this blog post is a VBA code that will create a copy of a Power Query M code, modify it, create a new sheet and load the result of the modified Query to ...

Simulating a “Tabular Form” Pivot Table Layout with Conditional Format

This is a follow up post on the final result of last week’s post Table.Join function in Power Query. So basically, we want to get from this To this Only by ...

Table.Join – The Power Tool of Power Query

The basic explanation of Table.Join function in Power Query is to use Merge Queries on two steps of one single query. This will be a step by step tutorial on how to ...

Welcome to Excel Template

It’s the newest “Quick Excel Guide” template in Excel and all I can say is BRAVO Microsoft. As the name implies, the target audience are Excel ...

Get a random subset of data with Power Query

The other day I made a Dashboard with a classic by time and relevant dimensions analysis. The data was pulled from Azure SQL DB, so Power Query was the method I ...

Let’s go to Amsterdam

This Post is a Call To Action for all European (and UK 🙂 ) Excel Lovers… Whereas the reasons for going to Amsterdam are clear to anyone, I’d like to ...

Excel vs. Excel 365

Whatever side of the Cloud vs. On Premise debate you take, it’s a fact that at this point there are two Excel 2016 versions out there, and I’m not ...

Search a Range for the closest value to a chosen number

We start with a range of values in Excel (A1:G20). Now we are looking for a formula to get the closest value to the value we input in cell I1. First we’re ...

Dynamic Power Query

The following post was written as the reply to a great question Dane asked in the Comments section of the Power Query’s Unpivot Function post I wrote back in ...

A great honor for Excel Unplugged

Yesterday I got an Email form the guys at spreadsheeto.com notifying me that Excel Unplugged will be featured on their “69 World’s Best Excel ...