We’ve been able to create PivotTables in Excel since the mid-1990s. Ever since then, people have been asking how to extract data from PivotTables using formulas. As great as PivotTables are for analysis, they are not always the best for presentation, which is why extracting data using a formula is so useful. We currently have Read More

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## Insert file path into cell with Browse button

In this post, I’ll show you the answer to a question that somebody recently sent me. “If you would want to add a browse button right beside the cell that contains the file path so that you won’t need to manually copy and paste the file path in the cell, how would you do that?” Read More

## How to split cells in Excel

There are many circumstances where we receive information with multiple data points inside a single cell. This often occurs when the data’s original intention is slightly different from how we intend to use it. In these circumstances, we often need to split the cell into its constituent parts. This post will look at solving this Read More

## Create a Sankey diagram in Excel

Sankey diagrams are used to show flow between two or more categories, where the width of each individual element is proportional to the flow rate. These chart types are available in Power BI, but are not natively available in Excel. However, today I want to show you that it is possible to create Sankey diagrams Read More

## All possible combinations from multiple lists in Excel

Imagine a scenario where you have two or more lists in Excel and want to create a single table of all possible combinations. The question might come in a simple form, such as: “How can we get a complete list of all General Ledger and Cost Centre combinations?”. Sounds simple, right? There must be a Read More

## Insert double quotes in an Excel formula

Within Excel formulas, double quotes are used to denote the start and end of a text string. Look at the following formula as an example: =”Here is some sample text” The double quotes are at the start and end of the text string. But what if we want the text string to include double quotes, Read More

## Excel VBA for Pivot Tables

Pivot Tables are a key tool for many Excel users to analyze data. They are flexible and easy to use. Combine the power of Pivot Tables with the automation of VBA, and we can analyze data even faster. This post includes the essential code to control Pivot Tables with VBA. Download the example file I Read More

## INFO function in Excel

The INFO function in Excel returns information about the current operating environment. In total, there are seven pieces of information available: File path of the current folder Number of worksheets in open workbooks Cell reference to the top-left visible cell of the window Operating system version Excel’s calculation mode Excel version Type of operating system Read More

## CHAR function in Excel

The CHAR function in Excel returns a specific character based on a code number from the operating system’s character set. Each operating system has it’s own character set: Windows has the Windows -1251 character set, which is more commonly known as ANSI Mac uses the Mac OS Roman character set. Excel online has a limited Read More

## How to display fractions in Excel

When using Excel, we often display numbers as decimals. However, that is not necessarily the best way for users to read the information; fractions can be a better option. We could enter fractions as text, but then we can’t use them in calculations. So, in this post, we’ll look at the best way to use Read More