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How to get last match

This article shows how to get last match by using MAX, MIN, IF and ROW functions. Excel’s array formula ability to evaluate formula for each cells in an array is key factor in this case.Syntax{ =MAX( IF( data = search value, ROW( data ) – MIN( ROW( data )...

How to find closest match

This article shows How to find closest match by using INDEX, MATCH, ABS and MIN functions. Excel’s array formula ability to evaluate formula for each cells in an array is key factor in this case. Syntax { =INDEX( return array,      MATCH(         MIN(ABS( search...

How to sum every N rows

You can sum tables, columns, but what how do you add up every third row? In this article, we’re going to show you how to sum every n rows using the SUM and the OFFSET functions. The OFFSET function’s ability to return range is the key in this case. Syntax...

How to calculate average by week number

Calculating averages by week number is a bit different than doing this by month. Instead of finding start and end dates of date range, we focus on the exact week number using the WEEKNUM function. Syntax =AVERAGEIFS( range of values to calculate average, range of week...

How to count by week number

To count by week number is a bit different than by month. Instead of finding the start and end dates of the date range, we focus on exact week number using the WEEKNUM function. Syntax =COUNTIFS( range of week number helper column, current week number) Steps Add a...

How to sum by week number

To sum by week number is a bit different than How to sum by month. Instead of finding start and end dates of date range, we focus on exact week number by using WEEKNUM function. Syntax =SUMIFS( range of values to sum, range of week number helper column, current week)...

How to convert Excel columns to rows - Unpivoting

This article explains how to convert Excel columns to rows, also knows us unpivoting, using VLOOKUP formula. Unpivoting is the opposite of pivoting data (see Pivot Tables) by distributing values from a single column to multiple columns while keeping unique values in...

How to create conditional Excel drop down lists

It’s often a good idea to use drop down lists or combo boxes to limit user errors make the data more standardized. However, sometimes we want our drop downs to populate under some conditions. Here, you can find out how to create conditional Excel drop down using Data...

How to highlight values based on item lists

It’s often a good idea to highlight the duplicate values in a data set to help easily identify the outliers. Let us show you how to highlight values based on item lists using Conditional Formatting. Syntax =COUNTIF( absolute reference of list of values, relative...