## How to Count Duplicates in Excel using COUNTIF

You can use the COUNTIF function to count duplicates in Excel: =COUNTIF(range, criteria) In this short post, I’ll review a simple example with the steps to count duplicates for a given dataset. Steps to Count Duplicates in Excel using COUNTIF Step 1: Prepare the data that contains the duplicates To start, let’s say that you have the following …

## Guide to an IF Function in Excel 2016

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to apply an IF function in Excel 2016. Note that similar principles apply to previous versions of Excel. In general, IF functions allow you to perform logical tests in Excel. So what type of logical tests are we going to see in this guide? We’ll review the …

## Excel String Functions: LEFT, RIGHT, MID, LEN and FIND

Need to retrieve specific characters from a string in Excel? If so, in this guide, I’ll show you how to use the Excel string functions to obtain your desired characters within a string. Specifically, I will use examples to illustrate how to apply the following Excel string functions: Excel String Functions Used Description of Operation LEFT Retrieve …

## How to use VLOOKUP in Excel 2016 (example included)

VLOOKUP is a powerful function in Excel. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use VLOOKUP in Excel 2016. Specifically, I’ll review an example with the steps needed to apply a VLOOKUP. But before we begin, let’s first review the elements of the VLOOKUP function. Elements of the VLOOKUP in Excel 2016 The VLOOKUP …

## How to Create a Column Chart in Excel 2016

Need to create a column chart in Excel? In this post, I’m going to show you the steps needed in order to create a column chart in Excel 2016. Excel 2016 offers additional features that you can use in order to create a fancy column chart. To explore those features, we will review a simple …

## How to Create a Drop-Down List in Excel

Need to create a drop-down list in Excel? If so, in this post I’ll show you the steps to create a drop-down list in Excel 2016. The example To start, let’s review an example where you have 5 simple tasks that you want to track: (1) Place a purchase order to buy a computer (2) Pay …

## How to Create a Pie Chart in Excel (with example)

Need to create a pie chart in Excel? If so, I’ll show you the steps to create a pie chart using a simple example. By the end of this short guide, you’ll be able to create the following chart: Steps to Create a Pie Chart in Excel Step 1: Gather the data for the pie …

## How to Create a Pivot Table in Excel

Pivot table is a powerful tool that can help you summarize and organize your data in an efficient manner. In this guide, I’ll review a simple example with the steps needed to create a pivot table in Excel. Example of a Pivot Table in Excel To start, let’s say that you have a small company …