Outstanding Macro Function Reference

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated June 22, 2020)

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When creating workbooks, it can sometimes be intimidating to keep all the available worksheet functions straight. And for some functions, it can be downright impossible to put your finger on how to use the various parameters available. (Exactly how, again, am I supposed to put together the CHITEST function?)

Excel itself provides a modicum of help, visible as you start to type a function in a formula or through the use of the Insert Function tool. When you want more detailed information, though, you may be at a loss as to where to turn.

Here's a great resource you can download and use for free: the Excel Function Bible. Developed by Norman Harker and Ron de Bruin; the work is massive. It comes (appropriately enough) as an Excel workbook and an associated set of example workbooks.

You can find more information about this free resource here:

http://www.rondebruin.nl/efb/efb.htm

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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2020-06-22 13:57:58

Ronmio

A very nice compilation. I would like to see it unprotected so I could update it and make it a little more readable (e.g., using indent, text colors).

It's a shame that it hasn't been updated for several years and is missing a lot of powerful new/improved functions:

CONCAT Returns text string that is a concatenation of several. Replaces CONCATENATE
FIELDVALUE Returns the field data from a Stocks or Geography linked data type.
FILTER Returns the array of data in a range that satisfies multiple conditions.
FORECAST.ETS Returns a future value based on historical values.
FORECAST.ETS.CONFINT Returns a confidence interval for a future value.
FORECAST.ETS.SEASONALITY Returns the length of the repetitive seasonality pattern.
FORECAST.ETS.STAT Returns a statistical value for a future value.
FORECAST.LINEAR Returns the future y-value based on existing values.
IFS Returns the value based on multiple conditions you specify.
LET Returns the result of a formula that can use variables.
MAXIFS Returns the largest value in a list or array that satisfies multiple conditions.
MINIFS Returns the smallest value in a list or array that satisfies multiple conditions.
RANDARRAY Returns the array of random numbers between 0 and 1.
SEQUENCE Returns the array of sequential numbers.
SORT Returns the array of data in a range that has been sorted.
SORTBY Returns the array of data in a range sorted based on another range.
SWITCH Returns the value based on a list of matching items.
TEXTJOIN Returns the text string that is a concatenation of several strings.
UNIQUE Returns the array of unique values in a list, table or cell range.
XLOOKUP Returns the value in the same row after finding a matching value in any column.
XMATCH Returns the position of a value in a list, table or cell range.

Source: BetterSolutions.com https://bettersolutions.com/excel/functions/updates.htm


2015-01-09 04:32:27

balthamossa2b

Ron de Bruin is one of my particular Excel Gods. Didn)t know he had this.

DLing as we speak.


2014-12-22 12:25:25

Nick

This is pretty great...though I wish the sheet wasn't protected, so I could make my own notes within it (bold my favorites, etc.)


2014-12-20 13:38:41

Juan

Thank you very much for sharing this valuable resource.

May you celebrate a blessed and wonderful Christmas and the new year with your dear ones!


2014-12-20 13:29:32

KAHSR

WOW, talk about information overload! These guys really put some serious work into this project.

Thanks to them and thanks to you for sharing it with your readers.

Wishing you and yours a Blessed Christmas and 2015.


2014-12-20 12:32:28

Thomas Redd

Wow! This is a wonderful resource. Allen, I love you tips and when you are willing to link to other people's tips I respect you all the more! Thanks! Is there such a "Bible" for the functions and tools available in Word 2013?


2014-12-20 12:16:14

JT

Thanks for such a great FREE resource.


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