Excel IFS Function – How To Use

The IFS function in Excel is a logical function that, in simplest terms, applies multiple IF functions. It allows the users to test a value against multiple conditions. The function accepts one or more conditions (or Boolean expressions) and a value to be returned against each condition.The result returned by the function is the value that … [Read more...]

Excel DAYS Function – How To Use

The DAYS function, categorized as a Date/Time function, is a worksheet (WS) function that allows us to compute the number of days between any two given dates. The DAYS function saw the light of day with MS Excel 2013, so if you are on an older version, you will need to rely on the DATEDIF function instead.SyntaxThe syntax of the DAYS function … [Read more...]

Excel DAY Function – How To Use

The DAY function has a simple purpose when used by itself. It gives you the "day" component (i.e., a number from 1-31) of a date inside a cell. However, the DAY function allows us to play around with dates in our worksheets by using it with some logical arguments or other functions, as will see in the examples section.But first, let's get some … [Read more...]

Excel DATEVALUE Function – How To Use

The DATEVALUE function serves a simple purpose. It converts a date written as a text string into a serial number that Excel can recognize. While it looks (and indeed is) pretty straightforward, the DATEVALUE function provides powerful ammunition for converting dates, which consequently enables us to manipulate them with formulas and pivot … [Read more...]

Excel DATE Function – How To Use

The DATE function is a financial analyst's best pal and categorized as a Date/Time function in Excel. The criticality of the DATE function's role is sourced from Excel's reluctance to keep the day, month, and year as a date. Instead, Excel stores them as a serial number.Directly handing over dates as a text string may not work well for all Excel … [Read more...]

Excel FILTER Function – How To Use

The FILTER function is an Excel function that lets you fetch or "filter" a data set based on the criteria supplied via an argument. The FILTER function was introduced in Office 365 and will not be accessible in Office 2019 or earlier versions.FILTER is an in-built worksheet function and belongs to Excel's new Dynamic Arrays function category. The … [Read more...]

Excel IFERROR Function – How To Use

IFERROR function provides a great way to handle errors in Excel formulas. Excel IFERROR function returns a custom result (which can be a text, cell reference, or another formula) when the expression enclosed inside it returns an error.IFERROR helps you catch and address problems with your formulas so you can have clean and orderly spreadsheets. … [Read more...]

Excel SUBSTITUTE Function – How to Use

The SUBSTITUTE function in Microsoft Excel is a handy tool that enables users to replace single or multiple instances of a specific character or text string with a different character or text string. To see how this works on a spreadsheet, we will discuss the syntax and four arguments of the Excel SUBSTITUTE function.Next, we will try our hand at … [Read more...]