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Determine weekday after factoring in user specified holidays

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Given a certain beginning date and specified number of days, one may want to determine the ending date (beginning date plus number of days).  When determining the ending date, the following two cases should be considered

Case 1

Holidays are:

1. Sundays only; and

2. User specified public holidays

Case 2

Holidays user specified public holidays only.  Saturdays and Sundays are working days

If the landing date is any of the two holidays, the result should be the next working day.

You may refer to my solution in this workbook.

Split data into multiple tabs

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Assume a four column database with department as the second column.  Entries in the department column may be repeated.  A person may wish to create one worksheet tab for each department.  Therefore, as and when a person names a worksheet tab as one of the departments, all rows of that department should appear on this new sheet.

You may refer to my solution in this workbook.

You may also refer to a similar article at the following link

Summarise data from multiple worksheets

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Assume multiple worksheets in a workbook (all having the same structure).  In a summary sheet, one may want to tabulate data from these multiple worksheets.  Essentially, a way to link to the same specific cells in multiple worksheets to the Summary sheet.  The formula in the Summary sheet should just be copied and pasted to multiple rows to bring over data from the multiple worksheets.

You may refer to my solution in this workbook.

LOOKUP where search string appears multiple times

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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 Power Query add-in, then a few simple steps (no formulas at all) can solve this problem.  The result will be dynamic and refreshable (just as in a Pivot Table)

You may watch a short video of my solution here

Solution for all versions of MS Excel

While this solution works for all versions of MS Excel, it uses an array formula (Ctrl+Shift+Enter).  Array formulas, if used extensively in the workbook, adversely effect the system's performance.

I  have presented three cases in the this workbook.

You may refer to my explanation of the array formula here.