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Where to look for Excel's new data cleaning tool called PowerQuery (or Get and Transform in Excel 2016)
Working in Excel is great because by default it assumes you are working with numbers and as such does its best to display numbers correctly (neatly aligned). However, mostly when moving numbers out of Excel, you may experience that strange occurance of trying to align numbers. You spend hours adding and deleting spaces and yet the numbers never seem to align properly.
Hyperlink Code to create navigation list April 17, 2017
We are big fans of using Hyperlinks when navigating through large spreadsheets. One of the big problems is creating the hyperlinks. It is easy enough to create but very manual. As a result we recommend you look at this link to see some code that creates a reusable macro that you can run on a workbook.
REMOVE current selection from data filter April 13, 2017
When using the Data Filter in the newer versions of Excel, you have the ability to search for items that contain some characters. You can then, in one step choose to add the items to the existing filter using the 'Add Current Selection to filter' tick box. However it is not as obvious how to 'REMOVE current selection from data filter'.
Alternative to multiple if statements April 4, 2017
Once you learn how to build an IF statement you may think that this is the best way to build complex formula. However, there are often better ways. One example is how to avoid multiple IF statements. Commonly these are referred to as nested IF's and are a source of confusion (in building and reviewing) and errors. So is there an alternative to multiple IF statements.
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