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How to Solve Your Real Problems With Excel Goal Seek

We want to generate $1m Revenue in 2018 said by CEO. Well, that’s ambitious goal… Considering our current year Revenue is at $0.7m but how do we achieve that..? let’s see if we can use Excel Goal Seek to put some foundations. By the way, we are into Chocolate business. I’ll walk you through step by step on building various models to achieve 1m revenue target by using Goal...

Simple Yet Powerful Macro to Refresh All Pivot Tables In Your Workbook

People who use Pivot Tables regularly knows this issue very well. ….i.e. manually refreshing pivot tables in your workbooks. It’s perfectly alright to use the manual method if you have one or two pivot tables in your reports. …but what if you have 5 to 10 pivot tables and then you will need to refresh all of them regularly..? Well.. that’s a boring job. So with that in...

How to Create Appealing Excel Data Validation Drop Down List

If you haven’t used excel data validation drop down list in your reports then you are mostly missing something “really big”. The combination of well-structured drop down list and formulas like Indirect, Sumifs & Vlookup are the deadly combinations for Excel dashboards. So, in this step by step tutorial, I’m going to cover how to create drop down list in excel. We will...

[Solved] Excel cannot create or use the data range too complex

There are a lot of issues in Excel. The most annoying one is “Excel cannot create or use the data range too complex”. I’m sure, by referring above sentence you will not be able to figure out route cause of the problem. Then, what will you do? You will google it… ….there will be some workaround and the problem is solved [tempreoraly]. Some other day again same problem...

10 Reasons for Excel Formulas not Working [and How to Fix Them]

“Oh My God” excel formulas not working in my report. Sounds familiar right? If so, don’t worry, you are just one among many excel users who face this problem very often. Just think about it. You have built an excel model for Sales Forecast using various logics with fairly complicated formulas. [‘IF’ formulas with 64 conditions – just kidding] And when you try...