Master INDEX MATCH in 60 seconds

INDEX MATCH is great but GETMATCH would be better I've written a number of articles in the past around how INDEX MATCH is a technically better option compared to VLOOKUP. However, it is a trickier formula and therefore not as widely used, so I've added a new formula suggestion to the Excel [...]

Power Query Parameters – How to use Named Cells as flexible inputs

Power Query Parameters and Named Cells By Wyn Hopkins Power Query is the best thing to happen to Excel since Tables were introduced in Excel 2007 When developing Power Query solutions for others to use, or when needing parameters that can be changed easily (e.g. source file or date) you can store these variables [...]

Power BI|

VBA & DropBox causing Excel to crash on close

Excel Warning Box By Wyn Hopkins In a nutshell: Save yourself a lot of wasted time and turn off DropBox badges.... If you ever experience a VBA Password box appearing after you close Excel and then the dreaded "Microsoft Excel has stopped working" message then there may be a simple solution...... After much debugging [...]

VBA – Macros|

Fix MYOB Account Numbers Exported to Excel

Fix MYOB Account Numbers Exported to Excel It used to be simple to export data from MYOB AccountRight to Excel.  With more recent versions, the export has changed which means all your formulas looking for particular account numbers won't find them.  Here's how you can fix MYOB account numbers. The Cause When MYOB [...]

Data Handling, Functions|

When one Excel session just isn’t enough!

By Wyn Hopkins This simple tip may save you a lot of time and effort, but it must be used carefully. With the arrival of Excel 2013 we were finally able to easily split Excel between two screens and happily copy and paste between the two with full paste capability and without the worry of worksheet [...]

The easiest ways to add a new data series to an existing Excel chart

There are lots of ways to add a new data series to an existing Excel chart.  Here are what we suggest are the two easiest ways: Method 1: Copy & Paste Great if your data series aren't in a table or aren't adjacent to each other. 1. Select your data (including the heading) and copy this [...]


Infographic: How Digital Disruption is Changing the role of the CFO

Infographic: How Digital Disruption is Changing the role of the CFO Any CFO that still thinks their main role is to produce accounts and lodge tax returns will soon be out of a job. Digital disruption is changing the world’s economy, companies, and every job function they contain. We surveyed a number [...]


58 Crazy Excel Stories (that are probably happening in your company right now)!

58 Crazy Excel Stories (that are probably happening in your company right now)! Crazy things happen when you mix untrained users with Excel. It’s not really rocket science.  Crazy things would happen with any complex system if you don’t train people properly. But many companies simply assume that everyone knows Excel, so they [...]

See Celsius in your cells (try saying that quickly 3 times!)

I recently was asked if there's a way of adding the Celsius symbol to a value in Excel. The answer is yes, and the method can be applied to all sorts of useful symbols / notation.  e.g. bullet points, m2, km/hr, bbl, currency symbols etc. This is how.... Pick a blank cell then go to [...]

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