VLOOKUP column index auto update with COLUMN function

In VLOOKUP formula, column index defines the column number of table from which the data is to be retrieved in results. When we have to put VLOOKUP formula for many columns from same source table, we can use $ sign to lock the cell reference in formula. This will help us to drag the formula to all columns without editing READ MORE

Nested vlookup in excel : vlookp trick

Nested VLOOKUP is helpful when you have to retrieve the details from two table and the lookup value is not the common field in both the table. You may know nested IF which is helpful if you are checking multiple condition in same formula. Similarly you can use VLOOKUP formula within VLOOKUP to get lookup value. This can be explained READ MORE

Speedup your vlookup: 2vlookups instead of 1 vlookup

Simple VLOOKUP formula is reasonably faster with small table data.  But in case if you are handling a large data table like 10,000 or 1,00,000 rows, VLOOKUP may be bit slower. To speedup your VLOOKUP you can use below technique which will improve the speed by more than 10 times.  We may not understand how exactly it works  in the READ MORE

Lookup Picture in excel with Index Match

We know that the vlookup will retrieve the value from a table. But in case if we want to retrieve picture like vlookup, we have to follow below steps. Let us understand how to lookup picture in excel. Vlookup can not do picture lookup, therefore we will have to use INDEX MATCH with some more tricks. How to Lookup Picture in READ MORE

Excel autocorrect feature and tricks to save time

While typing in excel, you might have seen that excel will do many auto correct functions.  We can customize the autocorrect features in excel as per our requirement. To go to excel autocorrect options, follow the below steps: Click on Office buttonClick on Excel options and thenClick on Proofing Click on AutoCorrect options. It gives various options and you can customise READ MORE

How to insert drop down list in excel

In various web pages and software you might have seen drop down list.This drop down list allows us to select the input without any error. Now let’s see advantages of drop down list and how to insert drop down list in Excel : it will give options to the user to select the input easily and quickly the input given by READ MORE

How to add the developer tab to the ribbon

In case you want to learn macros, vba programming and want to become advanced user of excel, you will have to add the developer tab to the ribbon. By default in excel this will not be added in the ribbon. How to add the developer tab to the ribbon in excel 2007 ? Click on excel Office Button Click on READ MORE

How to find duplicates in excel- 3 ways to check for duplicates

As a part of data analysis , in excel we can find and remove duplicate values. there are different ways to remove duplicates in excel. In this article let us understand how to find duplicates in excel. 3 Different ways to check duplicates: There are three different ways to find duplicates in excel. Conditional formating to find duplicates  Using Remove READ MORE

How to lock cell and protect sheet in excel

Excel provides the facility to protect sheet from updating from users. We can define the cells to be protected and cells to be allowed to be used in the sheet in a same sheet. The cells not protected will be allowed for user for updating the data and the protected cell can’t be altered by the users. The protection can READ MORE