Blog & Excel Tips

Blog entries covering the latest Excel tricks and tips based on queries from clients and practical knowledge from our consultants.

GETPIVOTDATA Data Field a cell reference Jun 29, 2018

GETPIVOTDATA is a brilliant formula that allows you to effectively run a VLOOKUP within a Pivot Table. It is possible to make the GETPIVOTDATA use dynamic references but the one that doesn't work so well is the Data Field.

Turn TRUE FALSE into numbers in Excel May 25, 2018

When using Microsoft Excel you often end up with a logical answer i.e. a TRUE or a FALSE. In Excel TRUE and FALSE are actually seen as the numbers 1 (True) and 0 (False). So how can you turn TRUE FALSE into numbers in Excel?

MS Excel PowerQuery Training Course in Johannesburg May 22, 2018

In several of our recent public courses we have mentioned and shown a bit of what MS Excel's PowerQuery can do. Due to the amount of people that are interested we are going to run a 1 day PowerQuery in MS Excel course on the 14th June 2018 in Johannesburg. To get more information email

Pause/ Switch off conditional formatting in MS Excel May 21, 2018

As useful as Conditional formatting is, it is sometimes nice to be able to pause/ switch off conditional formatting in MS Excel. So ideally you want a switch that says something like Switch On/ Off Conditional formatting. When the switch is set as 'Off', the conditional formatting is made inactive. 


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