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Excel XLOOKUP function (part one)

The new Excel XLOOKUP function was introduced in the July 2020 Excel 365 semi-annual update.  It isn’t available in older versions (Excel 2019 and earlier).  The July 2020 update was

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Excel SEQUENCE Function

This tutorial uses a single Excel SEQUENCE function to create a perpetual calendar. Includes sample files and a step-by-step guide.

Understand modern data analysis

Excel modern data analysis

This article describes a new way of working with Excel called “modern data analysis” enabled by the new Get & Transform and Power Pivot tools.

Understand OLAP Pivot Tables

Excel OLAP pivot tables

This article explains the difference between a regular Excel pivot table and the new OLAP pivot table used by Power Pivot.

Understand the Power Pivot window

Excel Power Pivot window

This lesson discusses the Power Pivot window and how it differs from the regular Excel window. A sample file is included.

Understand Get & Transform and ETL

Excel Get & Transform overview

Get & Transform (or Power Query) is an advanced ETL tool. ETL is an acronym for Extract, Transform and Load. This article simply explains this amazing tool.

Working with HEX values in Excel

Working with HEX values in Excel

This article explains the Hexadecimal counting system and how to work with it in Excel, as well as the four different counting systems supported by Excel.

VLOOKUP using text strings

VLOOKUP using text strings

How to use VLOOKUP to search for a piece of text and return a matching value. This article also explains what VLOOKUP is and when to use it.

Separating text and numbers in Excel

Separating text and numbers in Excel

This article shows three different ways of separating text and numbers in Excel. You’ll see how to do this using Flash Fill, Text to Columns and formulas.

Subtracting percentages in Excel

Subtracting percentages in Excel

This article explains how Excel handles percentages and shows you how to subtract a percentage from a number in Excel using two different methods.

Excel versions explained

Excel Versions Explained

This article describes the history of Microsoft Excel, from its earliest versions to the most recent, and the best ways to learn how to use each version.