This Excel tutorial explains how to assign sequence number to duplicate records using COUNTIF Function.
Excel assign sequence number to duplicate records
Suppose you have two sales transactions on the same date but you don't have any transaction timestamp (but records are in ascending order of time), you may want to add a number to each transaction so that you can easily identify and filter the first transaction, 2nd transaction, etc. Assigning sequence number can also facilitate to use SQL to...

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# Chapter 7 – By Excel Topic

# Excel dependent dropdown list | dependent validation list

This Excel tutorial explains how to create dependent dropdown list where dropdown list values depend on another list value.
Excel dependent dropdown list / dependent validation list
Suppose you have a continent list in Excel (Asia, North America, South America, etc). When an user selects a continent from a dropdown list, the user can then select the second dropdown list which contains all the countries of your selected continent, so the country list is dependent on the continent value.
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# Excel compare time or apply condition on timestamps

This Excel tutorial explains how to compare time or apply condition on timestamps in Excel spreadsheet
Excel compare time or apply condition on timestamps
When we have two timestamps (a date with time) on the same date, we can use simple subtraction on the two timestamps to compare.
If the two timestamps have different dates, we can still minus the timestamps to compare.
But if we only want to compare the time only without considering the date, we need to extract the time portion of time...

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# Excel calculate year of service with different methods

This Excel tutorial explains how to calculate year of service in Excel using different calculation methods.
Excel calculate year of service
Having worked for human resources field for some years in different companies, I have seen different systems / companies use different calculation methods to calculate year of service for annual leave entitlement. In this post, I want to summarize how to use Excel to calculate year of service using different methods to help HR professionals.
Method 1 - ca...

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# Excel Security Warning – Macros have been disabled

This Excel tutorial explains how to solve the problem of Excel Security Warning - Macros have been disabled.
Excel Security Warning - Macros have been disabled
This Excel Security Warning is one of the most annoying warnings in Excel. If you click on the Options button, you will see the below message.
In fact, this message does say something about the reason for this alert, it explained that this error is caused by encrypted Macro. What it means encrypted is that the Workbook contai...

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# Excel VBA find all Cells contain Named Range

This Excel VBA tutorial explains how to find all Cells contain Named Range using Macro.
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Find all Cells contain Named Range
In Excel spreadsheet, we can define Named Range under Name Manager (Formulas > Name Manager)
We can refer to Name Manager to see the formula the Named Range is referring to, but it does not tell which Cells are using the Named Range. Therefore...

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# Excel extract text in brackets

This Excel tutorial explains how to extract text in brackets or in defined text in Excel spreadsheet and VBA.
Extract text in brackets in Excel spreadsheet
In the previous post, I demonstrated how to remove text in brackets or in any defined text, in this post I will explain how to extract the text in brackets or in any defined text.
In Excel spreadsheet, you can extract any substring using Mid Function.
To recap the syntax of Mid Function
MID( text, start_position, number_of_characte...

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# Access Excel capitalize first letter in a sentence

This Access Excel tutorial explains how to capitalize first letter in a sentence using VBA custom Function.
Capitalize first letter in a sentence
In Excel spreadsheet, there is a Function called Proper, which converts all the first letter of each word to capital letter.
Example
Using Proper Function
he is a boy. she is a girl.
He Is A Boy. She Is A Girl.
he is a boy. his name is John. mary is a girl.
He Is A Boy. His Name Is John. Mary Is A Girl.
Mr. smith is happy
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# Excel Days360 Function to calculate day difference

This Excel tutorial explains how to use Excel Days360 function to calculate day difference between two dates.
Excel Days360 Function
You can easily calculate the number of days between two dates by a simple deduction using Excel formula, however when you try to calculate the number of years between two dates, most people simply divide the day difference by 365. However, because every month has different days, and due to leap year, dividing the difference by 365 is totally incorrect.
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# Excel currency converter template

This Excel tutorial explains how to create a currency converter template to convert one currency to another currency.
Excel currency converter template
In my previous post, I have demonstrated how to get currency exchange rate using VBA custom function and get the exchange rate via website. However I didn't make a convenient currency converter template to convert one currency to many different currencies or convert many different currencies to a single currency. In this tutorial, I will show y...

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