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**How can we rank within groups in Excel?** Most experts will tell you to use the SUMPRODUCT function. Why? It’s the only solution they know or maybe they’re concerned about compatibility. Is anyone still using Excel 2003? Let’s compare SUMPRODUCT and COUNTIFS. (more…)

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**An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure** but **how does this apply to Microsoft Excel?** In this post I will show you a common example. Too late for prevention? I’ll show you two solutions. (more…)

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Last year I started visiting some REDDIT Excel groups. A few weeks ago I saw an interesting Excel question and provided a simple two step solution. (more…)

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Some Excel models have so many complex formulas that they just can’t calculate any more. These models often need to be re-created. Some models can be saved by making formulas more efficient. One technique is to **add an OFF SWITCH to heavy formulas**. (more…)

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We need to **extract unique values from a list to be used in a data validation drop down list**. There are many ways to solve this. The best solution depends on asking the right questions. (more…)

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**Is your data validation list is so long that the endless scrolling makes you want to close Excel and never use it again?** This post will review several solutions to this problem. (more…)

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**Do you want to become a Microsoft Excel master?** The first step might be to convince yourself that it’s possible (it is!). Then, you need some good material and determination! (more…)