In column A, there are some alphanumeric entries.  Somewhere in the alphanumeric entries (beginning, middle or end) there are the following: 1. Dates 2. Numbers (without decimals) 3. Numbers (with decimals) Furthermore, there may or may not be spaces between numbers/dates and text entries.  In Excel 2010 and prior versions, the only way to solve this problem would […]

Assume some names are entered in column A.  The names can be only First name, First name and Middle name or First name, Middle name and Surname.  You may refer to my formula in this workbook.

Given a sentence which has an e-mail address positioned anywhere i.e. beginning, middle or in the end, one may want to extract only the e-mail address from the string. You may refer to my formula based solution in this workbook.

To enable a person to enter current time in a cell, enter the following formula in Data > Validation > Custom =ABS(A1-(NOW()-INT(NOW())))<(1/(60*24)) In this validated cell now, a person can enter time either by pressing Ctrl+Shift+; or by simply typing in the time entry.  The validation rule is such that it will accept only time which […]

To display numbers in Indian currency format, use the following custom number format [>=10000000]##\,##\,##\,##0.00;[>=100000]##\,##\,##0.00;##,##0.00

Assume a two column database with names in column A and numbers in column B.  Names in column A may be repeated.  If a user types a certain name in a cell, a formula should sum the highest three values from column B for that name. Depending upon the version of MS Excel which you are […]

In range A2:A6, the numbers are 7.5, 2, -12, 11.2 and 8.  In cell B8, a user enters 8.  One may want to answer the following questions: 1. Return the closest number which is less than or equal to the number in cell B8 2. Return the closest number which is greater than or equal to the […]

There is a three column database with month in column A, numbers in column B and names in column C.  I want to count unique numbers in column B for a specific month and name provided by the end user. Depending upon the version of MS Excel which you are using, there could be two […]

In a list with multiple occurrences, the VLOOKUP() function in Excel will only return the first occurrence of the string being searched. Depending upon the version of MS Excel which you are using, there could be two ways to solve this problem Solution for MS Excel 2010 and higher versions If you are using the […]