# Maruf Islam

MARUF ISLAM is an excellent marine engineer who loves working with Excel and diving into VBA programming. For him, programming is like a superhero tool that saves time when dealing with data, files, and the internet. His skills go beyond the basics, including ABACUS, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Maxsurf, and Hydromax. He got his B.Sc in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from BUET, and now he's switched gears, working as a content developer. In this role, he creates techy content all about Excel and VBA. You'll find him reading books, travelling, and enjoying movies and TV series outside work.

## Designation

Excel & VBA Content Developer at ExcelDemy in SOFTEKO.

## Education

B.Sc in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, BUET.

## Expertise

ABACUS, AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, Maxsurf, Hydromax, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

## Experience

• Technical Content Writing
• Team Management

## How to Create Bubble Chart in Excel with 3 Variables

Typical Excel Charts depict a two-dimensional (X and Y) representation of data. Working with three-dimensions (or 3 variables) requires the insertion of a ...

## Creating a Barcode Scanner Macro in Excel: 5 Methods

Method 1 - Compiling the Barcode into Excel Worksheet Compile the scanned barcode numbers into a worksheet, as depicted in the image below. You have all the ...

## How to Create School Balance Sheet Format in Excel: 4 Methods

Method 1 - Entering Balance Sheet’s Components Finalize the components you want to display on the balance sheet. After finalizing the components, enter them ...

## How to Align Currency Symbol in Excel: 3 Easy Ways

Method 1 - Using Accounting Number Format to Align Currency Symbol Highlight the range or cell then select Accounting as Number Format from the Number ...

## How to Convert Excel ASCII to Char

American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) is a character encoding standard for electronic devices. In its 7-bit version, it supports ...

## How to Create a Monthly Accrued Interest Calculator in Excel – 4 Methods

The Accrued Interest is the payable or receivable interest on a loan or bond after a period of time.   Download the Excel Template Download ...

## How to Draw AOA Network Diagram in Excel: 5 Methods

Method 1 - Entering Activities, Predecessors, and Schedule Times of Project Divide the entire project into multiple activities such as A, B, C, ...

## How to Remove Noise from Data in Excel (2 Easy Ways)

Method 1 - Using the Moving Average to Remove Noise from Data Steps: Enter the following formula into the cells of the D Column: ...

## How to Make a Calculate Button in Excel (with Easy Steps)

You can use the F5 key or a Form Control Button to run a macro to calculate operations within worksheets. Step 1 - Generating a Macro for a Specific ...

## How to Stop Excel from Rounding 16 Digit Numbers (2 Easy Ways)

The Reasons Behind Excel Rounding Numbers Excel maintains IEEE 754 in storing numbers. Numbers containing digits up to 15 will be displayed as a whole in ...

## How to Make a Lineweaver Burk Plot in Excel (with Easy Steps)

In biochemistry, the Michaelis-Menten Equation of enzyme kinetics results in a Lineweaver-Burk Plot, also known as a Double Reciprocal Plot. Here's an example ...

## How to Auto Refresh Excel File Without Opening (2 Easy Ways)

Method 1 - Using VBA Macro to Auto-Refresh a Specific Excel File Without Opening The Countdown Excel file has TODAY() and NOW() functions for counting down in ...

## How to Fix If an Excel Chart Is Not Showing All Data Labels (2 Solutions)

Solution 1: Selecting Correct Data Label Reference to Display All Labels Users normally insert Excel charts (Insert > Charts) and tick the data ...

## How to Convert Minutes to Hundredths in Excel (3 Easy Ways)

In this article, we demonstrate how to use arithmetic operators and formulas to convert minutes to hundredths in Excel. Say we have the dataset below ...

## How to make a List of Countries by Time Zone in Excel (with Easy Steps)

In the dataset below, we have two columns: Time Zone and Country. Click the Number Format icon (Home > Number section) or CTRL+1 to display the ...

Browsing All Comments By: Maruf Islam
1. Welcome @Janice

2. Greetings Jessica,

Use the SUMIFS function to impose multiple criteria like Product Category, Product, and Dates to find out the total sales of products (i.e., Chocolate Chip or Carrot).

For Chocolate Chips `=SUMIFS(G4:G17,E4:E17,J4,F4:F17,J5,B4:B17,">="&J6,B4:B17,"<="&J7)`

For Carrot `=SUMIFS(G4:G17,E4:E17,M4,F4:F17,M5,B4:B17,">="&M6,B4:B17,"<="&M7)`

Regards
Maruf Islam (Exceldemy Team)

3. Greetings Ahsan Ahmed,

It’s not clear why you want to use the INDEX-MATCH formula in the first place. However, if I assume you want to use the INDEX-MATCH formula for fetching some matching values, then you want to Add, Subtract, Multiply, or Divide them. You can use the below formula to return the matched values. And afterwards, you can execute any Arithmetic Operations you want.

`=IFERROR(INDEX(\$D4:\$D\$9,IF(ISNUMBER(MATCH(\$B\$4:\$B\$9,\$F\$6,0)),MATCH(ROW(\$B\$4:\$B\$9),ROW(\$B\$4:\$B\$9)),""),ROWS(\$A\$1:A1)),"")`

Hope, the formula may satisfy your cravings.

Regards
Maruf Islam (Exceldemy Team)

4. Greetings Dr. Linda Vandergriff,

Go through the following methods to get rid of the inconvenience. Make sure the value cells are in the Currency or Accounting Number Format.

1. Manually delete the preceding Apostrophes. Or

2. Use a formula to auto remove the Apostrophes as shown in the image.

`=NUMBERVALUE(SUBSTITUTE(B2,"'",""))`

Feel free to comment if you have further inquiries. We are here to help.

Regards
Maruf Islam (Exceldemy Team)

5. Greetings Jack Kuehne,

To make static only one (01) calculated cell value or range values, follow the below steps:

1. Unlock all cells within the worksheet using the Format Cells window (CTRL+1 or Home > Click Font Setting Icon to open Format Cells window > Protection > Untick Locked) [Shown in the latter image].

2. Highlight the desired cell or range (you want to keep static no matter what) then Lock them using Step 1 (Tick Locked in the Protection section of Format Cells window).

3. Go to the Preview tab > Tick Select Locked Cells and Select Unlocked Cells > Enter Password > OK > Re Enter Password.

Regards
Maruf Islam (Exceldemy Team)

6. Greetings Ganesh,

You can find the delivery date using SUM or a simple Arithmetic Formula, as I used in the following picture.

`=SUM(B3,7*C3 or D3)`
or
`=B8+7*C8 or D8`

I hope this solves your seeking. Comment, if you need further assistance.

Regards
Maruf Islam (Exceldemy Team)

7. Greetings Ashif,

You can manipulate (Hide or Unhide) the Rows of a Protected Worksheet by ticking the Use AutoFilter option under Allow all users of this worksheet to:

[Go to the Review tab > Protect / Unprotect Sheet > Tick Use AutoFilter > Enter Password > Click OK]

I hope this may work in your case. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

Regards
Maruf Islam (Exceldemy Team)

8. Greetings Julian Chen,

Sadly, the HYPERLINK function doesn’t support any attachment links in its arguments. You have to use Other Means to attach files. You can use Method 3 of this article to include an attachment.

Regards,
Md. Maruf Islam (Exceldemy Team)

9. Greetings Ramin Janani,

``````strCharacter = "("
endCharacter = ")"``````

This part of the macro takes the 1st brackets as characters to trigger the macro to Color Text or Characters within them. Make sure you encompass the text or characters with brackets. I’ve tested the macro in languages other than English and it works.
Of course, you can change the strCharacter and endCharacter with whatever character (i.e., (),{},[]) you assign to in the macro.

Regards,
Md. Maruf Islam (Exceldemy Team)

10. Greetings Tom,

You are right. You can calculate the Total Paid or Payable Amount of a loan using PMT*nper or Cumulative Interest + Loan Amount. And the amount will be the same.
Make sure you enter the Start_period (i.e., minimum 1) and End_period (i.e., within the Total Periods (60)) correctly.

Regards,
Md. Maruf Islam (Exceldemy Team)

11. You are welcomed Jaisinh Chavan. Thanks for your kind words.

Regards
Maruf Islam (Exceldemy Team)

12. Greetings Mani,

Use the following macro code to copy data (from tables or normal ranges) to the bottom of an existing table (i.e., Table1 or anything).
The macro fetches an input box to select the preferred range to copy and paste afterward. Change the Worksheet Name (i.e., vba) and Table Name (i.e., Table1) as existing table.

``````Sub SelectedDatatoBottom()
Dim ExistingTable As Object
Dim mTable As Range
On Error Resume Next
Set mTable = Application.InputBox( _
Title:="Copy Data to Paste to Bottom", _
Prompt:="Select Cells to Copy", _
Type:=8)
On Error GoTo 0
mTable.Copy
ExistingTable.Range.PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
Application.CutCopyMode = False
Worksheets("vba").Activate
End Sub``````

Regards
Maruf Islam (Exceldemy Team)

13. Dear Tijs Tijert,

The used formula shouldn’t react this way. Also, I’m not sure what your data and values are that you used as criteria. Kindly email me your dataset to [email protected]. I’ll try my best to come up with a solution to your problem.

Regards
Maruf Islam

14. Greetings Joseph Clovis,

The AND and FILTER functions do take cell references to filter and fetch entries that fall under the condition `(Date>= T0DAY()-30 <TODAY())` respectively. However, sadly, the Excel Filter feature doesn’t support selecting dates from ranges or entries. All the Filter execution does is that it hides rows, which may lead to inconveniences sometimes. Till now, there has been no alternative to selecting dates from the Filter dialog box options. But you can try Conditional Formatting or VLOOKUP function for highlighting and fetching data. And in those cases, you can use cell references from your dataset.

1. Conditional Formatting: Highlight Cells or Range > Go to Home > Conditional Formatting > New Rule > Select a Rule Type and Format > OK.

`=AND(\$B5>=(TODAY()-30),\$B5<TODAY())`

2. VLOOKUP Function: Use TODAY()-30 in any cell, then use the VLOOKUP formula to fetch different entries. In that way, the dataset range remains intact.

`=TODAY()-30`
`=VLOOKUP(F5,\$B\$5:\$D\$16,2,0)`
`=VLOOKUP(F5,\$B\$5:\$D\$16,3,0)`

Hope, these ways help you to compensate the Excel Filter caveats. Feel free to comment if the solution doesn’t satisfy your seeking. Our Exceldemy Team is always there to help.

15. Greetings Indra,

The probable causes behind the freezing of Visual window or Excel are:

1. VBA Macros use device’s single core to run or execute macros.
2. Large data normally take several minutes to complete any macro-driven outcomes. Therefore, sudden freezing of visual window or Excel is common among users.

You can use the already used macro (in the article), if it works fine after couple of minutes of freezing or unresponsiveness. Otherwise, email us your Data to get custom macro that may solve the issue (As we don’t have such huge data to test our code with). Also, you can go through:

1. Divide your data into worksheets then execute the macro individually. Then merge the worksheets into one.
2. Use other means such as formulas to accomplish the desired outcome.

Hope, it helps you. Comment if further issues arise.

16. Hi Taylor,

# The macro contains conditions against the email sending within a Week prior to the Deadline/Due Date using the following line

``````If CDate(xValDateRng) - Date <= 7 And CDate(xValDateRng) - Date > 0 Then
xValSendRng = XRcptsEmail.Offset(k - 1).Value``````

# So, the email will get sent within- 1 day <= Deadline/Due Date <= 7 day or 1 week range prior to the Deadline/Due Date.

Hope, you find your answer, let us know if further explanation is needed. Our dedicated Softeko Team is always there to help.

17. Greetings Sepehr,

# The answer to your question is “Yes“—it is possible to have the list of products in different columns.

# Just use the TRANSPOSE function preceding the UNIQUE+XLOOKUP formula. Of course, you have to have Excel 365 to use the XLOOKUP function.

`=TRANSPOSE(UNIQUE(XLOOKUP(B5,B7:D7,B8:D14),,TRUE))`

18. Hlw Melissa,

I’m assuming you need to Data Validate multiple selection G7 to H15 (adjacent columns) or whatever the cell is.

# Modify the 1st IF Condition as ” If Not Intersect(Target, Range(“G7:H15″)) Is Nothing Then ” or Change the ” Range(“G7:H15″) ” portion with Capital Letters. Of course don’t forget to apply Data Validation to those cells first.

Hope this works. Otherwise, comment with detailed cell references.

Regards
Maruf

19. Hlw Kim, Sorry for being late.

# Excel Pivot Table normally considers multiple items within a cell as “1”. Therefore, multiple selection within a cell doesn’t have any effect on count. However, conditional counting may have different issue.

20. Hlw Reena Pujari. Sorry for late reply.

To apply macro to all cells in the same column, follow:

1. Apply “Data Validation” to all the cell of a column (Highlight Entire Column > go to “Data” > apply “Data Validation”)

2. Replace ” If Target.Address = “\$D\$4″ Then ” line within the macro (with repetition or without repetition) with ” If Not Intersect(Target, Range(“D:D”)) Is Nothing Then “.

21. Hlw Avery, Sorry for late reply.

To duplicate this for more than 1 multiple select list option:

# Replace ” If Target.Address = “\$D\$4″ Then ” line within the macro (with repetition or without repetition) with ” If Not Intersect(Target, Range(“D4:D5”)) Is Nothing Then “.

Note: You can have multiple Source ranges assigned for “Target.Address” s using Data Validation.

22. Thanks for your appreciation @Ed

23. You can exclude or ignore the blanks using 2 simple tricks.
1. Use an additional formula in conditional formatting. Go to conditional formatting > New Rule option > select Format Only Cell that contains rule type > Select Blanks from edit rule description > Keep Cell format as no cell format. Click OK.
2. Go to Conditional formatting > New Rule option> Select Use a formula to determine which cell to format rule type > type “=ISBLANK(Cell Reference)=TRUE” in the Edit the Rule description box > Keep Cell format as no cell format. Click OK.

Hope these tricks work for you.

Advanced Excel Exercises with Solutions PDF