Excel Unplugged

Category Archives: Excel Functions

Dependent Data Validation dropdown lists

Our goal here, is to create a dropdown list by using Data Validation, where the contents of the list will be determined by another Data Validation Dropdown list. ...

Get Todays Date in Cells A1:A15000

In my work as an Excel Trainer, I do love to challenge the audience. And one of my favorite challenges to extend is the focus of this post. So fill all the cells in ...

Convert Text to Numbers in Excel

A task that comes about every so often in Excel and can be quite tricky. Now our ultimate goal is to get a number out of something like (text 1 text) or even ...

Rounding numbers to a specific multiple in Excel

Excel can be very tricky about rounding numbers. Almost half of Excel users still believe that if they format a cell to round to two decimals, that what they see is ...

Why Excel thinks “Time is on my side” by the Stones is a joke on him…

Excel has quite a few funny perks. Once you get over the 15 digit limit in Excel and the fact it does not calculate exactly as it should, you will sooner or later ...

Sum of ten largest values

This will be a short lesson on three great and sadly unknown functions and how to use them as an array function. The eighth LARGEst value One of my favorite ...

Formula to get quarters from dates in Excel

We have a column of dates in Excel, and our goal is to get Q1, Q2,… or QTR1, QTR2,… or Quarter 1, Quarter 2,… . I think you get the picture 🙂 First we ...

Dynamic ranges in Excel

For the purposes of this article (if you wish to follow long and I strongly suggest you do so) we will be using a workbook that has the A2:E10 Range filled with the ...

MONTH function madness in Excel

I guess we are all familiar with the MONTH function in Excel. If you give it a date as an argument, it will return the month number. So far so good. But here is a ...