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Hi, and welcome to the Excel 2010 Formulas and Functions course. I'm excited to show you how to use Excel formulas and functions to increase your productivity at work or at home. This lecture gives you an overview of what this course is about. It also gives you some tips for using the course and the Udemy platform so you can get the most out of this course.
An Excel formula is basically just an expression (mathematical or language) used to calculate the value of a cell. This video shows you some very basic, but powerful, examples of what a formula looks like.
A function is basically a pre-formatted formula provided by Excel to make entering your formulas quicker and easier. This lecture introduces you to functions so you can find them and use them easily.
The anatomy of an Excel formula is all of the numbers, words and symbols that make up a formula. These are all very important to understand because it enables you to create, modify or correct formulas to do the big calculations for you, saving you lots of time and effort.
In this lecture we'll learn the 6 parts of a formula. This lecture will answer these questions:
There are a number of ways to select cells when inserting a formula. This lecture shows you how to select cells by entering them manually, left clicking the mouse, left clicking and dragging the mouse, left clicking the mouse and holding the control key, and using the shift and arrow keys. Being able to select your range of cells quickly and easily allows you to create formulas more efficiently and save lots of time.
Most formulas that you create in Excel reference relative cells by default. However, by creating absolute cell references you can incorporate a fixed cell into your equation while still being able to copy the formula to a bunch of other cells. This will teach you the difference between absolute and relative cell references, and it will show you how to use them in formulas and why it's useful.
The AVERAGE and AVERAGEA functions in Excel allow you to calculate the average, or mean, of a group of numbers. The AVERAGEA function allows you to calculate the average of a group of cells, even if one or more of the cells is not a number. In this case the AVERAGEA formula treats the non-number cell as a zero. Check out the lecture to learn more about these useful Excel functions.
The COUNT and COUNTA functions in Excel are simple but powerful calculations. They count the number of cells in a range and return that number as an answer. The only difference is that the COUNT function ignores any cells that do not have a number value. On the other hand, the COUNTA function includes ALL cells in the range whether they contain a number or not.
IF statements in Excel are very simple but powerful calculations. They determine whether a value in a cell is true or false, then perform calculations based on the answer.
The SUMIF and SUMIFS functions in Excel take addition calculations to the next level. If you want to add up the total sales for all of the sales reps in the West region you would use the SUMIF function. If you want to add up the total sales for all of the sales reps in the West region who also hit their monthly targets you would use the SUMIFS function.
The COUNTIF and COUNTIFS Excel functions are similar to the SUMIF and SUMIFS functions in that they allow you to do a calculation that takes additional criteria into account.
VLOOKUP is one of the most popular and useful functions in Excel. Like the SUM function, it's power lies in it's simplicity. But don't let that simplicity fool you. You have to get a number of elements correct to make it work right. This lecture includes some basic rules to follow for success with the VLOOKUP function as well as a walk through of how to use VLOOKUP in Excel.
The LEFT, RIGHT and MID functions in Excel are helpful for sorting strings of fixed width data into separate columns. This sorting can make the data easier to see in and Excel spreadsheet as well as easier to use for further sorting or calculations.
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