If you have an error, try #IFERROR

It is not uncommon to complete a spreadsheet model for expected values only to find that some user inputs¬† are not what you expected result in errors. Depending upon the details, you simply what to stop that error behaviour cropping up in your reporting –...

LEFT, RIGHT and FIND

Strings and things Think spreadsheets and you normally think numbers. However they are good at many processing tasks including text processing. Here we use a simple example from by Sumit Bansal in trumpexcel.com, extracting the first word from a cell. The article...

Looking up …

Looking up and extracting data from tables of numbers and strings is one of those things that most serious data analysts need to do on a regular basis. If you’re familiar with Excel, you may have come across VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP and more recently XLOOKUP. Each of...

Before Modelling …

Developing spreadsheets involves is a balancing act between how much you express in formulae within a single cell and how much you break-up formulae across a number of cells. In many cases a single formula captures much of what needs to be computed, but it is so...