Wed 16 Jan 2019

Solution - Challenge 68 - Need a Data Validation Formula

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Below is a proposed solution to the Challenge 68 - Need a Data Validation Formula

=IFERROR(IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("/",A2)),IF(--RIGHT(A2,4)=2018,AND(--LEFT(A2,2)>=1,
--LEFT(A2,2)<=12),IF(AND(--RIGHT(A2,4)<=2021,
--RIGHT(A2,4)>=2019),AND(--LEFT(A2,2)>=1,--LEFT(A2,2)<=4)))),FALSE)

Sun 16 Dec 2018

Challenge 68 - Need a Data Validation Formula

By |Sunday, December 16th, 2018|Categories: Challenges|Tags: |1 Comment

Need a data validation formula for following assuming you are putting data validation in cell A2.

The user should be able to enter a date in following format

  1. MM/YYYY for the year 2018
  2. QQ/YYYY for the years 2019 to 2021

The solution to above challenge will be published after a month i.e. on 16-Jan-18.

Sun 28 Oct 2018

Excel Quiz 56

By |Sunday, October 28th, 2018|Categories: Quizzes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Excel Quiz 56

A general quiz to test your Excel awareness

Fri 06 Jul 2018

Tips & Tricks 169 - Get the Source of a Pivot Table

By |Friday, July 06th, 2018|Categories: Tips and Tricks, VBA|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

1. Make a backup of your workbook.
2. Open your workbook and ALT+F11
3. Locate your Workbook name in Project Explorer Window
4. Right click on your workbook name > Insert > Module
5. Copy & Paste the below code in this module

Now, you can call this function like

=GetPivotRange(E5)

Where E5 is any cell in your Pivot Table

 

Mon 16 Apr 2018

Excel Quiz 55 - Crossword VIII

By |Monday, April 16th, 2018|Categories: Quizzes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Time for Crossword Again after a long time. This crossword is interactive and you can use browser to play with this. Click in the Grid to start.

Click on Check Puzzle just above Questions to check your score.

If you want to print the Crossword on a paper to play with, download from here Sep-17 eforexcel.com Crossword

The answer key can be downloaded from here Sep-17 eforexcel.com Crossword Answers

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Tue 20 Feb 2018

Solution - Challenge 69- Need Help in Not Showing Comments

By |Tuesday, February 20th, 2018|Categories: Solutions|Tags: |0 Comments

Below is a possible solution to Challenge 69 - Need Help in Not Showing Comments

These are not comments but Data Validation Messages..

Select the cell where pop up message is appearing > Data tab > Data Validation > The pop message is in the Input Message > Either you can remove messages or just say clear all.

To remove them in block -
1. Select rows 1 to 7 > Data tab > Data Validation > Clear All
2. Select rows 20 to 22 > Data tab > Data Validation > Clear All

Sat 20 Jan 2018

Challenge 69 - Need Help in Not Showing Comments

By |Saturday, January 20th, 2018|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , |4 Comments

Download the workbook. Whenever I select a cell, the yellow box pops up. I need your help to provide me instructions to remove these.

The workbook can be downloaded from Challenge 69 - Comments

The solution to above challenge will be published after a month i.e. on 20-Feb-2018.

Tue 16 Jan 2018

Solution - Challenge 68 - Generate a Particular Sequence

By |Tuesday, January 16th, 2018|Categories: Solutions|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Below is a possible solution to the problem Challenge 67 - Generate a Particular Sequence -

This consists of 2 logic.

  1. Generate Triangular number. The formula for which is n*(n+1)/2
  2. Generate Column Labels (A, B, AA, ZZ....) from numbers, the formula for which is

=SUBSTITUTE(ADDRESS(1,3,4),1,"") where 3 is for column C. So, we need to vary this 3.

The combined formula would be -

=SUBSTITUTE(ADDRESS(1,(ROW(1:1)-1)*ROW(1:1)/2+1,4),1,"")

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Challenge 68 - Generate a Particular Sequence

By |Saturday, December 16th, 2017|Categories: Challenges|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Study the sequence below and you need to write a formula which when dragged down should generate the below sequence.

For visual representation purpose, the sequence is in 5 columns but you need to generate the sequence in one column only.

You need to generate upto 100 entries.

The solution to this challenge will be published after a month i.e. on 16-Jan-18.

Sat 09 Dec 2017

Solution - Challenge 67 - Find Duplicates and Show the Count

By |Saturday, December 09th, 2017|Categories: Solutions|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Below is a possible solution to the problem Challenge 67 - Find Duplicates and Show the Count

Use a helper column in which put following formula -

=LEFT(SUBSTITUTE(IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("(",A2)),SUBSTITUTE(A2,"("," "),SUBSTITUTE(A2&"-","-","%")),
" ","%",2),FIND("%",SUBSTITUTE(IF(ISNUMBER(FIND("(",A2)),SUBSTITUTE(A2,"("," "),
SUBSTITUTE(A2&"-","-","%"))," ","%",2))-1)

In the last column, put following formula -

=IF(COUNTIF($B$1:B2,B2)=1,COUNTIF(B:B,B2),"")

The solution work can be downloaded from Solution - Find Duplicates and Show the Count