VBA InStr and InStrRev – How to Use

As the name suggests VBA InStr function looks for a substring embedded inside another string and then returns its starting position.  If it cannot find the string inside the parent string then it returns 0. It is a very important function among the string functions in VBA. It is probably the best function to perform string search … [Read more...]

Excel Nested If’s – Explained

In our last post, we talked about the IF Statement, which is one of the most important functions in Excel.  The limitation of the IF statement is that it has only two outcomes. But if you are dealing with multiple conditions then Excel Nested If’s can come in very handy.Nested if’s are the formulas that are formed by multiple if statements one … [Read more...]

How to Unhide Columns in Excel

While doing data analysis in excel you would have noticed that all the data is not important for the end user (can be your boss).Some of the columns are used merely for calculation purpose and that’s why it’s better to hide these columns as they create un-necessary confusions.But now when it comes to unhide these columns, there are few … [Read more...]

Count Number of Times a Character Appears in Cell

Yesterday I got an email from one of my readers saying that he wanted to count the number of instances of a character inside a cell.To give you a better understanding of the question let me explain the question in detail.For instance: The A1 cell of your excel sheet contains a text string like “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” … [Read more...]

How to Find Cells containing Formulas in Excel

A few days back I had a huge spreadsheet in which I had to find out the cells containing formulas. Initially, I was totally clueless about how this task can be done.But later after doing some Google searches, I got a few ideas on how I can effortlessly identify the formula cells in excel.And today to share my experiences with you guys, In … [Read more...]

Excel COUNTIF Function – How to Use

As the name suggests Excel COUNTIF Function is a combination of Count and IF formula. In plain English, COUNTIF Function can be described as a formula that can be used for counting the number of cells that fulfill a particular condition, within a predefined range.How Excel Defines COUNTIF FunctionMicrosoft Excel defines COUNTIF as a formula … [Read more...]

SUM Function in Excel – How to Use

SUM Function is a very popular and useful formula in Microsoft Excel. It is one of the most basic, widely used, and easy to understand arithmetic functions in Excel. As the name suggests SUM Function in Excel performs the addition of numbers. Sum Function can accept numbers both as individual arguments and also as a complete range of cells.How … [Read more...]

Excel MID Function – How to Use

Excel MID function is a replica of the substring function that you may have studied in programming languages. In simple words, this formula is used to extract a small part of the string from the input string or we can also define it as a function that returns a specified number of characters from the supplied string.How Excel defines MID … [Read more...]