Microsoft Excel advanced: iterative calculation

How Excel do calculations. How to avoid or fix circular reference. How to use iterative calculations for simple tasks.
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Calculation logic in Excel
Iterative calculations
Fixing circular reference
Preventing Iterative calculation


  • MS Excel 2016
  • MS Excel 2019


Most Excel users are focused on learning functions and build-in tools and they are wrong! While understanding predefined ways and methods allows one to use the tool, you would never understand and accept it like a pro. And it is time to make this change!

Excel is a unique tool to create any report or calculation of any complexity. Your imagination and time are the only things that limit you in this way. Working with Excel we are usually concentrated on the calculation of different cell data. But sometimes it may be tricky.

The circular reference occurs when a formula directly or indirectly refers to its own cell. In most cases, you should receive an Error alert and fix it before progressing your calculations. It may be very annoying, especially when you are running calculations for big databases.

Why you may be interested in this course:

  • Learn how Excel does any and every calculation (explained in easy-to-understand language).

  • Circular Reference is not included in any Excel course for Beginners or Experts.

  • We are having a practical case where you may test yourself, before checking solutions.

  • 15000+ students enrolled with 100+ positive reviews.

  • 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. You do not like this course, return money shortly.

Who this course is for:

  • Excel users
  • Performance Analysts
  • Dashboard creators


Excel expert, Dashboard designer, Business Analyst
Alexander Kaliberov
  • 4.0 Instructor Rating
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  • 18,710 Students
  • 2 Courses

Alexander Kaliberov is professional business analyst. Through the experience in several fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies he was obtaining leading positions in general management, financial and process excellence. During 10+ years of Excel development experience he reached several solid results:

- Designed local reporting system for affiliates for three Global-500 companies
- Optimized 2 own positions with Excel data consolidation system automation (VBA)
- Created SAP integrated solution with saving of 700+ man-hours per month
- Delivered 100+ automation solutions withing career

Through key personal priorities are continuous improvement and automating everything you can automate.

Alexander believes that solutions you may create are limited with your imagination, so teaching others and learning from them only way to GROW as person.

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