Robert Gascon not only created a shortest formula challenge but he also challenged me to write a post about it! Continue reading
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Old School Helper Columns
For Mr Excel’s recent challenge I decided to go with an old school formula helper column solution. Why? I’ll explain. Continue reading
Kevin’s Formula Challenge
My friend Robert Gascon was thinking about Excel formula challenges and Kentucky Fried Chicken (he loves KFC) while drinking a beer. Continue reading
Power Query Challenge – What Did They Order from the Menu?
Alan Murray (Computergaga) had an interesting challenge on YouTube. It’s a classic case of “Analyze my awkward dataset!”. He solved it using Power Query. Can it be solved using formulas? Continue reading
MMULT function is incredibly powerful and yet mysterious to most. Let’s explore this complex function (this post inspired by a formula challenge from contextures.com )
How many unique List 1 names found in List 2?
Imagine two lists of names. We have three questions: (1)how many unique names in List 1? (2)how many unique names in List 2? (3)how many unique names from List 1 are found in List 2? Continue reading
Extract Largest Number (Power Query & Flash Fill solutions)
In a recent post I audited my colleague’s amazing array formula. It extracted the largest number from as420lkjs09nsdk2324lkjsd099 See other solutions suggested by YouTube viewers! Continue reading
I saw Chandeep’s Data Cleanup Challenge and it looked like fun. Others solved it using Power Query (some amazing solutions) but I used good ol’ fashioned formulas! Continue reading
Look for keywords inside of a column of text values
On October 17 we celebrated spreadsheet day. It was a day full of excitement around the globe! Crowds gathered around spreadsheets…dancing and drinking occurred into the wee hours of the morning. Part of the celebration included a lookup formula challenge from Debra Dalgleish (spreadsheet day creator). Continue reading