Formula in Excel 2016 2013 2007 2003

How to count cells by criteria

Use COUNTIF if you need to sum values for a particular person or other criterion.

How to sum cells by criteria

Use SUMIF if you need to sum values for a particular person or other criterion.

Hide formulas from appearing in the edit bar

Usually you can view a formula in the Excel cell when cell is selected, but you can protect spreadsheet to hide formulas in some cells.

Calculating the difference between two time stamps

Because time stamps are represented as serial numbers, you can subtract the earlier time from the later time to get the difference.

Using Solver

Solver tool allows you to specify multiple adjustable cells and constraints on the values that the adjustable cells can have, generate a solution that maximizes or minimizes a particular worksheet cell, generate multiple solutions to a problem.

Goal Seeking

Goal seeking is a useful feature that works in conjunction with your formulas. If you know what a formula result should be, Excel can tell you which values of one or more input cells you need to produce that result.

How to generate Series of Dates

Often you'll want to insert a series of dates into a worksheet. The most efficient way to enter a series of dates doesn't require any formulas - just use Excel's AutoFill feature.

Calculating the Number of Work Days between two dates

When calculating the difference between two dates, you may want to exclude weekends and holidays.

Calculating the Number of Days between two dates

A common type of date calculation determines the number of days between two dates.

Basic Formula operators

There are several operators that could be used in formulas.