Excel Tips and Tricks

Relative Named Range in Excel

Relative Named Range in Excel

Excel uses absolute references for named ranges by default. While absolute references can cover most scenarios, relative references in named ranges work as relative references do in formulas. This behavior can be useful in some scenarios, but can be a bit tricky! In...

How to Make Excel Change Scope of Named Range

How to Make Excel Change Scope of Named Range

Named ranges have a property named "scope". Usually, you do not need to adjust this property to use named ranges in Excel. On the other hand, it can become very useful if you have a number of sheets that are identical. The scope concept allows you to use the same name...

How to simplify Nested IF statements

How to simplify Nested IF statements

Nested IF statements are useful for creating more complicated scenarios in Excel. However, things can get quickly out of hand as the number of conditions increase. For example, five conditions means at least four IF functions, hence lots of parenthesis to deal with....

Excel TEXTJOIN and CONCAT

Excel TEXTJOIN and CONCAT

Excel TEXTJOIN and CONCAT functions are relatively new, and welcome additions to Excel’s plethora of functions. Both functions have been released with Excel 2016 as a replacement for the CONCATENATE function to make it easier to merge multiple text strings. In this...

CONCAT vs CONCATENATE

CONCAT vs CONCATENATE

For a long time, the only option to combine text strings has been using the CONCATENATE function, which does nothing more than what the ampersand (&) operator does. Recently, Microsoft has released the CONCAT and TEXTJOIN formulas with Excel 2016. In this guide,...