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# 10 Time-Saving Excel Functions

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10 Excel functions that can save you time and effort. Create in-cell charts, find data in a list, get the workbook name and sheet name, and much more.

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### 10 Time-Saving Excel Functions

1. 1. Stop doing the work yourself – let Excel do it for you! Excel functions can: •Get price from list •Find string of text •Create in-cell chart •Count columns And much more!
2. 2. Finds a value in a list, and pulls data from specific column in same row VLOOKUP finds the price for Paper in the Product Price lookup table
3. 3. Finds a value in a horizontal list, and pulls data from specific row in same column HLOOKUP finds the rate in effect on March 15th
4. 4. Create a reference from text in a cell INDIRECT gets the value in row 2, column 2, on the MyLinks worksheet
5. 5. Count the number of columns in a specific range COLUMNS counts the number of columns in the table named RegionSales
6. 6. Get information about the cell, such as location or contents CELL shows the file name
7. 7. Compare data for exact match, including upper and lower case EXACT returns FALSE when entered password has matching characters but different case
8. 8. Repeat a character the specified number of times REPT function creates an in-cell chart based on the number in column B
9. 9. Find the first instance of a string of characters in a list MATCH finds the first month name that contains the letter “I”
10. 10. Removes non-printing characters from text string CLEAN removed non-printing characters at start of text in cell C2
11. 11. Returns value from specific cell in a range INDEX returns the sales for month 4
12. 12. Want more details and examples for these 10 Excel Functions, and 20 more? Visit the 30 Excel Functions page at Contextures.com http://www.contextures.com/30excelfunctionsin30days01.html