Here I share a tricky way to create in-cell charts in Excel with an example. Below is the data of a few employees and the respective volume of requests completed by them. Now enter the below formula in cell C2 and copy it till C8. =REPT("n", B2/50)             Column C... Continue Reading →

Scenario: Here is a scenario that I have come across recently in Excel. I have the data in column that is split across multiple lines in each cell, more technically speaking, separated by carriage returns. i.e., the text in the cell is separated by pressing ALT + ENTER. see the below screenshot: Challenge: Now the... Continue Reading →

Although VLOOKUP in Excel is a very useful function, it suffers a drawback. If the lookup value to be searched is not in the first column of lookup table, VLOOKUP wouldn’t work. In the last part of this learning series, titled "VLOOKUP: Right to Left Lookup" I have taken you through a trick to address this. Here... Continue Reading →

We all now know that VLOOKUP has one major constraint that the column in the lookup table from where the lookup value is to be searched should be the first column in the lookup table. Here is a tricky way that you can use to overcome this constraint. The trick is, if we can build... Continue Reading →

In the first part of this VLOOUP series, I have taken you through a simple example of VLOOKUP where while searching for the lookup value, we were doing an exact match. Now lets see an example scenario of approximate match. Scenario: You have a table showing the percentage of discount to be given to the... Continue Reading →

Here I thought of compiling a learning series covering the basics to classics of Excel Lookup functionality. So I have divided them into parts organized in some logically organized fashion. However, you are free to access and learn them in any order. Part 1: Introduction to VLOOKUP Part 2: VLOOKUP: Approximate match example Part 3:... Continue Reading →

Hi friends… one of the important features of Excel which every user of Excel is expected to be aware of, is VLOOKUP function. Here I take you through the nuts and bolts of VLOOKUP: What does VLOOKUP do ? VLOOKUP function looks up (searches)  a value in one column and then returns the corresponding value... Continue Reading →