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

# Category: Formulas

## 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

## Advanced dynamic array formula techniques

In the final part of this dynamic array series, we’ll look at a few advanced 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 Read More

## 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. Read More

## RANDARRAY function in Excel

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 Read More

## SEQUENCE function in Excel

The SEQUENCE function is one of the new functions which Microsoft released as part of introducing 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 will generate a Read More

## FILTER function in Excel

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 came to Excel, there was no easy way to achieve this with formulas. When Microsoft announced the changes to Excel’s calculation engine, they Read More

## SORTBY function in Excel

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 to those on a Read More

## SORT function in Excel

The SORT function 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 to those on a Microsoft Read More