HYPERLINK function

In one of the earlier posts, you could find out how a hyperlink is assigned to an object. With it, we can access the location within the document, send an e-mail or visit a given website. Excel also has a HYPERLINK feature, and knowing a little more about syntax for building web links opens up some new possibilities for automating your reports.

Summarizing in gross

The old word angro, sometimes used in the Serbian language, comes from the French term “en gros” which means “in gross”, “wholesale” … It served me as the inspiration for the title, and in the text I want to show you advanced possibilities when using the SUM function. Let’s see in what, not very common, ways we can give it arguments and summarize the data.

Multiple aggregation criteria

A very rugged title, isn’t it? When you use multi-conditional data aggeregation functions like SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS, COUNTIFS, etc. there may be multiple values ​​from one column that you want to consider. This is accomplished by listing these values ​​in curly brackets and then summing all the results. Here’s a quick guide to how to use multiple values ​​for a one criterion.

XMATCH function

The XMATCH function is a more modern version of the MATCH function, and is used to search arrays, by row or column, to find the position of a given value. It supports accurate and approximate comparisons, and wildcard characters can be used as a substitute for one (?) or more characters (*) during search. This is another of the new dynamic array features that is available exclusively to Office 365 subscribers as of February this year.

XLOOKUP function

Any more experienced user often uses the VLOOKUP function and is aware of its features and drawbacks. Therefore, the XLOOKUP function was created which can replace the VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP and LOOKUP functions. It also supports wildcard characters used to replace multiple (*) or single character (?) which makes it very flexible and probably your choice for some future spreadsheet calculations.