Wednesday, January 7, 2015



It is simply basic upon relief about the function and features of the excel. But then again, how many function does this program makes to make out the advantage in using this in almost everything this program designed for - Reports, accounting, calculating, making grades and much much more...









           In this article, here is the table - list of features that make your excel experience even better...

                                               I.            Date & Time Category Functions
Function
Description
DATE
Returns the serial number of a particular date.
DAY
Converts a serial number to a day of the month.
DAYS360
Calculates the number of days between two dates, based on a 360-day year.
HOUR
Converts a serial number to an hour.
MINUTE
Converts a serial number to a minute.
MONTH
Converts a serial number to a month.
NETWORKDAYS
Returns the number of whole workdays between two dates.
NOW
Returns the serial number of the current date and time.
SECOND
Converts a serial number to a second.
TIME
Returns the serial number of a particular time.
TODAY
Returns the serial number of today’s date.
WEEKDAY
Converts a serial number to a day of the week.
WEEKNUM
Returns the week number in the year.
WORKDAY
Returns the serial number of the date before or after a specifiednumber of workdays.
YEAR
Converts a serial number to a year.
YEARFRAC
Returns the year fraction representing the number of whole daysbetween start_date and end_date.

                                         II.            Functions Used in Lookup Formulas
Function
Description
CHOOSE
Returns a specific value from a list of values supplied as arguments.
HLOOKUP
Horizontal lookup. Searches for a value in the top row of a table and returns avalue in the same column from a row you specify in the table.
IF
Returns one value if a condition you specify is TRUE, and returns another value if the condition is FALSE.
IFERROR
If the first argument returns an error, the second argument is evaluated andreturned. If the first argument does not return an error, then it is evaluated andreturned.
INDEX
Returns a value (or the reference to a value) from within a table or range.
LOOKUP
Returns a value either from a one-row or one-column range. Another form of theLOOKUP function works like VLOOKUP but is restricted to returning a value fromthe last column of a range.
MATCH
Returns the relative position of an item in a range that matches a specified value.
OFFSET
Returns a reference to a range that is a specified number of rows and columnsfrom a cell or range of cells.
VLOOKUP
Vertical lookup. Searches for a value in the first column of a table and returns avalue in the same row from a column you specify in the table.



 III.            Counting and Summing Functions
Function
Description
COUNT
Returns the number of cells that contain a numeric value.
COUNTA
Returns the number of nonblank cells. This function counts cells that contain values, text, or logical values (TRUE orFALSE).
COUNTBLANK
Returns the number of blank cells.
COUNTIF
Returns the number of cells that meet a specified criterion.
COUNTIFS
Returns the number of cells that meet multiple criteria.
DCOUNT
Counts the number of records that meet specified criteria; used with aworksheet database.
DCOUNTA
Counts the number of nonblank records that meet specified criteria; usedwith a worksheet database.
DSUM
Returns the sum of a column of values that meet specified criteria; usedwith a worksheet database.
FREQUENCY
Calculates how often values occur within a range of values and returns avertical array of numbers. Used only in a multicell array formula.
SUBTOTAL
When used with a first argument of 2, 3, 102, or 103, returns a count ofcells that comprise a subtotal; when used with a first argument of 9 or 109,returns the sum of cells that comprise a subtotal.
SUM
Returns the sum of its arguments.
SUMIF
Returns the sum of cells that meet a specified criterion.
SUMIFS
Returns the sum of cells that meet multiple criteria.
SUMPRODUCT
Multiplies corresponding cells in two or more ranges and returns the sum of those products.

IV.            Logical Category Functions
Function
Description
AND
Returns TRUE if all its arguments are TRUE.
FALSE
Returns the logical value FALSE.
IF
Specifies a logical test to perform.
IFERROR
Returns a different result if the first argument evaluates to an error.
NOT
Reverses the logic of its argument.
OR
Returns TRUE if any argument is TRUE.
TRUE
Returns the logical value TRUE.




V.            Text Category Functions
Function
Description
CHAR
Returns the character specified by the code number.
CLEAN
Removes all nonprintable characters from text.
CONCATENATE
Joins several text items into one text item.
DOLLAR
Converts a number to text, using currency format. It takes two arguments: the number to convert and the number of decimal places to display. The DOLLAR function uses the regional currency symbol
EXACT
Checks to see whether two text values are identical.
FIND
Finds one text value within another (case-sensitive).
FIXED
Formats a number as text with a fixed number of decimals.
LEFT
Returns the leftmost characters from a text value.
LEN
Returns the number of characters in a text string.
LOWER
Converts text to lowercase.
MID
Returns a specific number of characters from a text string, starting at the position you specify.
PROPER
Capitalizes the first letter in each word of a text value.
REPLACE
Replaces characters within text. Use this function when you know the position of the text to be replaced but not the actual text.
REPT
Repeats text a given number of times.
RIGHT
Returns the rightmost characters from a text value.
SEARCH
Finds one text value within another (not case sensitive).
SUBSTITUTE
Substitutes new text for old text in a text string. Use this function when you know the character(s) to be replaced but not the position.
T
Returns the text referred to by value.
TEXT
Formats a number and converts it to text.
TRIM
Removes excess spaces from text.
UPPER
Converts text to uppercase.
VALUE
Converts a text argument to a number.


           This table shows you different features that the excel has. It usually applies in the formula tab in the program.Watch instead the video below for more details involving excel formulas and functions...


          



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