Revelwood’s IBM Planning Analytics team has created numerous tips & tricks focused on helping people use Excel. Over the next few weeks we’ll be highlighting some of the most popular and interesting posts on Excel. You can read part 1 here.
Have you ever wanted to define the number of working days between two calendar dates? Do you define “working days” simply as non-weekend days or do you also include holidays? Did you know that you can calculate this information using Excel’s NETWORKDAYS function?
The NETWORKDAYS function is used to determine the number of whole working days between start_date and end_date. This blog post explains how to use it.
Have you ever referenced a list in Excel and needed to know whether each value was a number or a string? This may be required when another function depends on the type of value in each cell.
Excel has a function called TYPE that will give you this information. The function contains a single parameter, which is simply the cell you want to check. Learn more about using the TYPE function in this blog post.
Have you ever wanted to reference a cell based on its placement compared to another cell? Maybe you want to create a formula where each cell looks at the value 2 columns to the right or maybe you want to compare a value to the cell above. This information can be determined using Excel’s OFFSET function.
The OFFSET function is used to reference a range that is a specified number of rows and columns from a cell. We detail the syntax of the OFFSET function in this blog post.
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