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The crux of organizing your data: How to sort in Excel

Sorting data in Excel is a crucial part of organizing it for analysis or presentation. What if you want to order data in a different way, say “New York” first, and then “California”, and another state?  One size may not always fit all as data can come in...

How to use DAX Functions in Pivot Tables

Microsoft's data analysis tools PowerPivot, Power BI Desktop, and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Tabular models empower Excel users by allowing them better manage and transform their data. Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) is essentially a formula and...

Utilizing Web Services in Excel Using Formulas

Excel is typically where data ends up being collected. User inputs, data exports, and even web services can provide such data. There are various tools and even some built-in Excel features that can help with this sort of operations, but nothing beats a...

What’s New in SpreadsheetWeb 6.3

Dashboards have always been an integral part of SpreadsheetWEB. The software ships with its own built-in data visualization platform. Visualizing the data you collect with your web applications, then creating reports has always been an appealing bonus. We...

3D References in Excel

3D references are special use of Excel ranges that refer to the same cell or range through multiple sheets. The third dimension, being across sheets, can be seen like a z-axis. 3D references are great for consolidating data from similarly built sheets. For...

How to reduce file size of your Excel workbooks

In addition to transportation disadvantages, a large Excel file is typically the culprit for performance drops when you’re opening, calculating, or saving a spreadsheet. If your file suddenly increased from KBs to MBs, it might be a good idea to...

Excel Case Statements: SWITCH Function Versus Nested IF

Excel case statements can be handled with either SWITCH function or nested IF statements. A popular use for the IF function is creating nested formulas that can check for various criteria. However, nested IF statements can get pretty complicated and...