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Using MATCH Function to Manage Databases in Excel

Using MATCH Function to Manage Databases in Excel

In the following video, we are going to use the MATCH function, this functions used with another useful function the OFFSET function, allows you to search specific values in a database

These two functions are really easy to use, and when you learn to use it very well you can get the most out of the manipulation of data in large lists Let’s see the video and learn how to use initialy the MATCH function and let’s begin to get data of big lists and databases.

Excel has more and less 300 functions and you can make a lot of formulas to simplify your work. Learn how to construct formulas with the following tool: Excel Formula Helper E-Book

Use a Range Name in a Formula in Excel

Use a Range Name in a Formula in Excel

 

 

You can make your formulas easier to build, more accurate, and easier to read by using range names as operands. For example, the formula =SUM(B2:B10) is difficult to decipher on its own because you cannot tell at a glance what kind of data is in the range B2:B10. However, with the formula =SUM(Expenses), it is immediately obvious that the formula is adding a range of expense values. In a previous video we explain how to define range names.

Reference Another Worksheet Range in a Formula: You can add flexibility to your formulas by adding references to ranges that reside in other worksheets. This enables you to take advantage of work you have done in other worksheets so you do not have to waste time repeating your work on the current worksheet. You can even add references to ranges that reside in other workbooks.

 

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Move or Copy a Formula in Excel

How to Move or Copy a Formula in Excel

 

 

 

You can restructure or reorganize a worksheet by moving an existing formula to a different part of the worksheet. When you move a formula, Excel preserves the formula’s range references.

Excel also enables you to make a copy of a formula, which is a useful technique if you require a duplicate of the formula elsewhere or if you require a formula that is similar to an existing formula. When you copy a formula, Excel adjusts the range references to the new location.

 

Add a Function to a Formula in Excel

Add a Function to a Formula in Excel

 

 

 

To get the benefit of an Excel function, you need to use it within a formula. You can use a function as the only operand in the formula, or you can include the function as part of a larger formula.

In “Understanding Excel Functions,” you learned that Excel has many functions and that most functions take one or more arguments, but it is often difficult to remember a function’s arguments and the order in which they appear. To make it easy to choose the function you need and to add the appropriate arguments, Excel offers the Insert Function feature.