Convert Negative Number into Positive

Last week, I got a mail from one of my subscribers with a question.Hey Puneet, how many methods we have to convert a negative number into a positive?You know, the thing for which he asked is a common kind of task. I am sure, this often happens with you, when you get some numeric values which […]

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MAX IF Formula

Ever tried to get max value from a range using a specific condition? Which formula do you think you can use? No idea?Let me tell you.Well, in excel, there is no specific function for this (unless you are using office 365), but, you can combine MAX and IF function to create a formula which can […]

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Convert Formula to a Static Value

From the starting days of my job, I have learned one thing hard way that before sending a report to someone we must convert all the formulas into values.I have faced this problem so many times that after sending a file to someone, he/she made a change (mistakenly) into it and then they say, “there […]

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Get First and Last Word

get first and last word from a text string

Often we face a situation where we need to get first and last word from a cell in excel. For example, if you want to extract the first name from a cell where you have both first and last names or if you want to extract product name from the product description cell. But in […]

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Use Wildcards with VLOOKUP

how to use wildcards with vlookup in excel

Using wildcards with VLOOKUP can be super useful for you. It can help you to look up for a value using a partial match. Let’s say you have data like below table where you have students full name in one column and their marks in another column. Now from this data, you want to lookup […]

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