Excel Formulas: the Key to Getting Excel to Cooperate

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Business & Technology

Event Overview

As requested by students in the Excel Beginner/Intermediate workshop, here's a conversation about Excel formulas. Whether you write the formulas or need to understand someone else's formulas, they are the juice of what makes Excel useful.

Without a grasp of formulas, there's no way to get Excel to cooperate

Adding totals in a budget, peeling first names away from last names, checking for duplicates and errors, preventing the entry of errant data. All of these require creation of formulas.

Let's spend 2 hours together and discuss a few key formulas, including:

IF
VLOOKUP
SUMIFS
AND, OR

Let’s think through how to use them to build more complex formulas. It’s the thought process that’s critical because there are so many ways to achieve a result. The key is in thinking through what you need. From there, it’s possible to make several small formulas or one massive jungle of parentheses.

We’ll also discuss best practices.

Helper columns
Troubleshooting
Nesting
Handling errors

Join the course and let’s sweeten your relationship with spreadsheet formulas.

Minimum age

All ages welcome

Prerequisites

Intermediate Excel skill level is helpful.
We will start basic and quickly build to intermediate skills.

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Oz du Soleil

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Oz du Soleil has been working with Excel for more than 10 years. His approach to Excel and Data Management is from a strategic and conceptual perspective because simple tools and a clear strategy can go much further than fancy tools and no strategy.

Oz's clients typically fall in two categories:


  1. Data that needs cleaning, organizing and reformatting.

  2. They need special app to help automate and simplify the way they manage their data.

Oz works with his clients on a large range of projects everything from merging contact lists and removing duplicates, to developing web scrapers and inventory control systems. Oz is looking forward to helping our Dabblers get organized-- both personally and professionally--and you can check out more of what he does here > www.datascopic.net.

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EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Nate G.
    Reviewed on 05/27/13

    Oz is very knowledgeable in Excel and every class I've taken with him has been a good value for the money. He tries to help students with solve their real world problems which is helpful.

    Oz is very knowledgeable in Excel and every class I've taken with him has been a good value for the money. He tries to help students with solve their real world problems which is helpful.

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    Isabel S.
    Reviewed on 02/22/13

    I've taken one other class with Oz and both times, I've learned so much. I can also immediately apply what I've learned, so it definitely worth the money!

    From Teacher:

    Isabel, thank you so much for your participation. Your feedback has made a difference. You're a teacher for me as much as I'm one for you.

    I've taken one other class with Oz and both times, I've learned so much. I can also immediately apply what I've learned, so it definitely worth the money!

    From Teacher:

    Isabel, thank you so much for your participation. Your feedback has made a difference. You're a teacher for me as much as I'm one for you.

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    Diane B.
    Reviewed on 02/22/13

    Oz was/is great. He is patient and completely absorbs every question then works up a solution. I will take more workshops with him.

    From Teacher:

    Diane, thanks for the feedback and your participation in the Formulas workshop. Looking forward to working with you in other workshops and please let me know if you have requests for either content or a workshop topic. Let's get you what you need!

    Oz was/is great. He is patient and completely absorbs every question then works up a solution. I will take more workshops with him.

    From Teacher:

    Diane, thanks for the feedback and your participation in the Formulas workshop. Looking forward to working with you in other workshops and please let me know if you have requests for either content or a workshop topic. Let's get you what you need!

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    Ris F.
    Reviewed on 01/16/13

    Oz is an Excel genius. He makes the sheer possibilities for manipulating data within the program understandable, interesting and FUN. I am really looking forward to learning more in Oz's next class!

    Oz is an Excel genius. He makes the sheer possibilities for manipulating data within the program understandable, interesting and FUN. I am really looking forward to learning more in Oz's next class!

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    Isabel S.
    Reviewed on 12/20/12

    This was a great class. I learned so many things that I'm going to be able to apply right away and save so much time and money. Worth much more than I paid for the class!

    This was a great class. I learned so many things that I'm going to be able to apply right away and save so much time and money. Worth much more than I paid for the class!

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