I’m not sure what I’m going to show you is extreme. But I’m going to share the things I do in Excel everyday that make my life easier.
I wouldn’t call myself lazy, but Excel does help me find an easy way to do a hard job.
Each new function or formula I learn starts because I’m in purgatory. I need to do something or someone asks for a certain report. Excel is how I get from purgatory to paradise.
Keep a text file with all of your functions and annotate them. I don’t always remember specific Excel functions. Sometimes I won’t use one for a while but I know I’v solved this before. That’s why you need this file. You should have one for Excel, one for RegEx, one for SQL and one for PHP.
When I get stuck I Google it and find someone else who’s figured it out. Seriously, this Google thing … it’s kinda useful. I think it’s going to work out for them.
You could do this with a pivot table but I find this quicker and easier and I’m only doing it so I can get another piece of information.
So, like most sites, the traffic pattern for the weekday versus the weekend differ. No surprise. Here, I’m going to use Monday through Thursday to come up with a new formula.
Simply average of that month doesn’t account for the fact that each month has different days with different traffic profiles.
Everyday I'm Excellin'
Presented at SMX Advanced 2013By AJ KohnOwner, Blind Five Year Old@ajkohn