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VLOOKUP to 36 Different Tables: CHOOSE, OFFSET or INDIRECT function

VLOOKUP to 36 Different Tables with CHOOSE or OFFSET or INDIRECT function

Learn how to: CHOOSE Function Solution, with VLOOKUP and MATCH functions and the asterisk wild card (zero or more characters) OFFSET Function Solution, with VLOOKUP and MATCH functions and the asterisk wild card (zero or more characters) Check is the results for two columns are equivalent using a logical formula and the COUNTIFS function with FALSE Criteria. INDIRECT function Solution, with VLOOKUP and Defined Names You can learn more about Microsoft Excel functions and applications here: Excel Training Videos

Using OFFSET Function in Databases in Microsoft Excel

Using OFFSET Function in Microsoft Excel

Now we are going to see how works the OFFSET function. With the OFFSET function you can returns a reference that is a number of rows and a number of columns from a cell or range of cells selected With this function you can get the specific value in a database, that allows you to search information in big lists of data Let’s see the video and learn how to use the OFFSET function, you can use it with the MATCH function explained in the last video and search specific values in a Database. You can learn more about Microsoft Excel functions and applications here: Excel Training Videos

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

List of Reminders and Future Tasks in Microsoft Excel

In Microsoft Excel, you can manage all your tasks, or to-do lists in an easy way. With the following video you can see how easy you can manage your time. You now can see that Excel is a place where you can make a lot of things, including some simple applications that allows you to save time.


PV function and FV function in Microsoft Excel

Present Value and Future Value in Microsoft Excel

One of the most commonly used financial functions in Excel are Present value (PV) and Future Value (FV). Both functions use similar arguments so it is only necessary to understand the terminology to use them properly.

The PV() and FV() functions in Excel The arguments for those functions are:

– Nper: The total number of periods. For example, if a monthly payment is made for one year periods total will be 12. If a payment is made monthly for 3 years we will have a total of 36 periods.

– PMT: The payment made each period.

– Rate: The constant interest rate for each period. When we use financial functions must remember that the values can be positive or negative depending on whether you are receiving money or if you are paying. Another important thing to note is that generally interest rates are expressed on an annual basis, so if you’re doing a monthly calculation we divide the interest rate by 12.

The basic sintax for both functions is the following: PV (Rate, Nper, PMT) FV (Rate, Nper, PMT) Now, see the following calculations:

The FV function and the PV function in Microsoft Excel

In this example I have used the same parameters for both the VA function and for the VF function. The future value helps us know how much money we will have in a future date if you start investing today the amount specified with a fixed interest rate. The present value is the value today that we will be making an investment in future payments at a fixed interest rate. Excel Total

Multi Page Userform in Microsoft Excel

Multi Page Userform in Microsoft Excel

This is an Employee Database VBA Code in Microsoft Excel. Here you can learn how to construct the code in VBA that allows you to manage the employee database in your business. Save a lot of time creating this Excel Application using VBA code and Userforms. You can change the Userform too and customize it to your needs, learn the code logic and change the parameters that you need.


The AMORDEGRC Function in Microsoft Excel



Now we are going to learn all about formulas and functions. This is the best way to learn them:


Returns the depreciation for each accounting period. This function is provided for the French accounting system. If an asset is purchased in the middle of the accounting period; the prorated depreciation is taken into account. The function is similar to AMORLINC; except that a depreciation coefficient is applied in the calculation depending on the life of the assets.


AMORDEGRC(cost; date_purchased; first_period; salvage; period; rate; [basis])


The AMORDEGRC function syntax has the following arguments:

  • Cost Required. The cost of the asset.
  • Date_purchased Required. The date of the purchase of the asset.
  • First_period Required. The date of the end of the first period.
  • Salvage Required. The salvage value at the end of the life of the asset.
  • Period Required. The period.
  • Rate Required. The rate of depreciation.
  • Basis Optional. The year basis to be used.
    0 or omitted 360 days (NASD method)
    1 Actual
    3 365 days in a year
    4 360 days in a year (European method)




    • Microsoft Excel stores dates as sequential serial numbers so they can be used in calculations. By default; January 1; 1900 is serial number 1; and January 1; 2008 is serial number 39448 because it is 39;448 days after January 1; 1900.
    • The depreciation coefficients are:
Between 3 and 4 years 1.5
Between 5 and 6 years 2
More than 6 years 2.5
  • The depreciation rate will grow to 50 percent for the period preceding the last period and will grow to 100 percent for the last period.
  • If the life of assets is between 0 (zero) and 1; 1 and 2; 2 and 3; or 4 and 5; the #NUM! error value is returned.


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