Automatic commentary writing formula in Excel – Amazing LAMBDA


For a finance professional in industry, nothing is more annoying than writing the period-end or forecast commentary. (OK, maybe the words “last-minute change to provisions” is more annoying, but the commentary is right up there). You’ve created the reports, found the reasons for the variances, and now you need to write it as a text … Read more

Advanced dynamic array formula techniques (3 methods)

Advanced dynamic array formula techniques

In the final part of this series, we look at a few advanced dynamic array formula techniques. We won’t be covering the individual functions in detail but considering how we can combine them to solve some tricky problems. Many of these techniques have been covered briefly as examples in previous posts, but now we’ll dig deeper. … Read more

How to use dynamic arrays with other features (7 scenarios)

0038 Using dynamic arrays with other Excel features

So far, in this series, we’ve looked at how dynamic arrays work and the new functions that are available to us. Most of our examples have focused on calculations that occur on the worksheet. But we’ve not yet considered how dynamic arrays work with other Excel features, such as charts, data validation, conditional formatting, etc. So, we’re … Read more

RANDARRAY function in Excel (How to + 4 Examples)


The RANDARRAY function makes use of the changes made to Excel’s calculation engine. These changes enable a single formula to spill results into multiple cells. The regular RAND function calculates a single random number, which is greater than or equal to zero and less than 1. The RANDARRAY function calculates a random number in the same way, … Read more

SEQUENCE function in Excel (How to + 5 Examples)


The SEQUENCE function is one of the new dynamic array functions that Microsoft released as part of introducing the dynamic arrays. This function makes use of changes to Excel’s calculation engine, which enables a single formula to display (or “spill” if using the new terminology) results in multiple cells. In the case of SEQUENCE, it … Read more

FILTER function in Excel (How to + 8 Examples)

FILTER Function

Filtering is a common everyday action for most Excel users. Whether using AutoFilter or a Table, it is a convenient way to view a subset of data quickly. Until the FILTER function in Excel was released, there was no easy way to achieve this with formulas. When Microsoft announced the changes to Excel’s calculation engine, they also … Read more

SORTBY function in Excel (How to + 6 Examples)

SORTBY Function

The SORTBY function was announced by Microsoft in September 2018 and is one of Excel’s new dynamic array functions. SORTBY makes use of the changes made to the calculation engine, enabling a single formula to spill calculations into multiple cells. At the time of writing, the SORTBY function is only available in Excel 365, Excel … Read more

SORT function in Excel (How to + 6 Examples)

SORT Function

The SORT function in Excel, is one of Excel’s best new features. It’s one of a group of functions that make use of Excel’s new dynamic array calculation engine, enabling Excel to spill results into multiple cells from a single formula. At the time of writing, the SORT function is only available for Microsoft 365, Excel … Read more

UNIQUE function in Excel (How to + 6 Examples)

UNIQUE Function

I can’t even begin to count the number of times I have created a unique list in Excel. I have performed it manually using remove duplicates from the ribbon, using PivotTables and with complex formulas, but that is now a thing of the past. When Microsoft announced changes to Excel’s calculation engine in September 2018, they also … Read more