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**B. N.:** I did not include here the specialized formulas for Engineering, Statistical, Web, etc. uses.

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## 102 Most Useful Excel Formulas with Examples

### A. IS FUNCTIONS

#### 1. ISBLANK

=ISBLANK(value)

If a cell is blank, it returns TRUE. If a cell is not blank, it returns FALSE.

#### 2. ISERR

=ISERR(value)

Checks whether a value is an error (#VALUE!, #REF!, #DIV/0!, #NUM!, #NAME?, or #NULL!) excluding #N/A, and returns TRUE or FALSE

#### 3. ISERROR

=ISERROR(value)

Checks whether a value is an error (#N/A, #VALUE!, #REF!, #DIV/0!, #NUM!, #NAME?, or #NULL!), and returns TRUE or FALSE

#### 4. ISEVEN

=ISEVEN(value)

Returns TRUE if the number is even

#### 5. ISODD

=ISODD(value)

Returns TRUE if the number is odd

#### 6. ISFORMULA

=ISFORMULA(value)

Checks whether a reference is to a cell containing a formula, and returns TRUE or FALSE

#### 7. ISLOGICAL

=ISLOGICAL(value)

Checks whether a value is a logical value (TRUE or FALSE), and returns TRUE or FALSE

#### 8. ISNA

=ISNA(value)

Checks whether a value is #N/A, and returns TRUE or FALSE

#### 9. ISNUMBER

=ISNUMBER(value)

Checks whether a value is a number, and returns TRUE or FALSE

#### 10. ISREF

=ISREF(value)

Checks whether a value is a reference, and returns TRUE or FALSE

#### 11. ISTEXT

=ISTEXT(value)

Checks whether a value is text, and returns TRUE or FALSE

#### 12. ISNONTEXT

=ISNONTEXT(value)

Checks whether a value is not text (blank cells are not text), and returns TRUE or FALSE

### B. CONDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

#### 13. AVERAGEIF

=AVERAGEIF(range, criteria, [average_range])

Finds average (arithmetic mean) for the cells specified by a given condition or criteria

#### 14. SUMIF

=SUMIF(range, criteria, [sum_range])

Adds the cells specified by a given condition or criteria

#### 15. COUNTIF

=COUNTIF(range, criteria)

Counts the number of cells within a range that meet the given condition

#### 16. AVERAGEIFS

=AVERAGEIFS(average_range, criteria_range1, criteria1, [criteria_range2, criteria2], …)

Finds average (arithmetic mean) for the cells specified by a given set of conditions or criteria

#### 17. SUMIFS

=SUMIFS(sum_range, criteria_range1, criteria1, [criteria_range2, criteria2], …)

Adds the cells specified by a given set of conditions or criteria

#### 18. COUNTIFS

=COUNTIFS(criteria_range1, criteria1, [criteria_range2, criteria2], …)

Counts the number of cells specified by a given set of conditions or criteria

#### 19. IF

=IF(logical_test, [value_if_true], [value_if_false]

Checks whether a condition is met, and returns one value if TRUE, and another value is FALSE

#### 20. IFERROR

=IFERROR(value, value_if_error)

Returns value_if_error if the expression is an error and the value of the expression itself otherwise

#### 21. IFNA

=IFNA(value, value_if_na)

Returns the value you specify if the expression resolves to #N/A, otherwise returns the result of the expression

### C. MATHEMATICAL FUNCTIONS

#### 22. SUM

=SUM(number1, [number2], [number3], [number4], …)

Adds all the numbers in a range of cells

#### 23. AVERAGE

=AVERAGE(number1, [number2], [number3], [number4], …)

Returns the average (arithmetic means) of its arguments, which can be numbers or names, arrays, or references that contain numbers

#### 24. AVERAGEA

=AVERAGEA(value1, [value2], [value3], [value4], …)

Returns the average (arithmetic means) of its arguments, evaluating text and FALSE in arguments as 0; TRUE evaluates as 1. Arguments can be numbers, names, arrays, or references.

#### 25. COUNT

=COUNT(value1, [value2], [value3], …)

Count the number of cells in a range that contain numbers

#### 26. COUNTA

=COUNTA(value1, [value2], [value3], …)

Counts the number of cells in a range that are not empty

#### 27. MEDIAN

=MEDIAN(number1, [number2], [number3], …)

Returns the median, or the number in the middle of the set of given numbers

#### 28. SUMPRODUCT

=SUMPRODUCT(array1, [array2], [array3], …)

Returns the sum of the products of corresponding ranges or arrays

#### 29. SUMSQ

=SUMSQ(number1, [number2], [number3], …)

Returns the sum of the squares of the arguments. The arguments can be numbers, arrays, names, or references to cells that contain numbers

#### 30. COUNTBLANK

=COUNTBLANK(range)

Counts the number of empty cells in a range

#### 31. EVEN

=EVEN(number)

Rounds a positive number up and negative number down to the nearest even integer

#### 32. ODD

=ODD(number)

Rounds a positive number up and negative number down to the nearest odd integer.

#### 33. INT

=INT(number)

Rounds a number down to the nearest integer

#### 34. LARGE

=LARGE(array, k)

Returns the k-th largest value in a data set. For example, the fifth-largest number

#### 35. SMALL

=SMALL(array, k)

Returns the k-th smallest value in a data set. For example, the fifth smallest number

#### 36. MAX & MAXA

=MAX(number1, [number2], [number3], [number4], …)

Returns the largest value in a set of values. Ignores logical values and text

=MAXA(value1, [value2], [value3], [value4], …)

Returns the largest value in a set of values. Do not ignore logical values and text. MAXA function evaluates TRUE as 1, FALSE as 0, and any Text value as 0. Empty cells are ignored

#### 37. MIN & MINA

=MIN(number1, [number2], [number3], [number4], …)

Returns the smallest number in a set of values. Ignores logical values and text

=MINA(value1, [value2], [value3], [value4], …)

Returns the smallest value in a set of values. Do not ignore logical values and text. MAXA function evaluates TRUE as 1, FALSE as 0, and any Text value as 0. Empty cells are ignored

#### 38. MOD

=MOD(number, divisor)

Returns the remainder after a number is divided by a divisor

#### 39. RAND

=RAND()

Returns a random number greater than or equal to 0 and less than 1, evenly distributed (changes on recalculation)

#### 40. RANDBETWEEN

=RANDBETWEEN(bottom, top)

Returns a random number between the numbers you specify

#### 41. SQRT

=SQRT(number)

Returns the square root of a number

#### 42. SUBTOTAL

=SUBTOTAL(function_num, ref1, [ref2], [ref3], …)

Returns a subtotal in a list or database

### D. FIND & SEARCH FUNCTIONS

#### 43. FIND

=FIND(find_text, within_text, [start_num])

Returns the starting position of one text string within another text string. FIND is case-sensitive

#### 44. SEARCH

=SEARCH(find_text, within_text, [start_num])

Returns the number of the character at which a specific character or text string is first found, reading left to right (not case-sensitive)

#### 45. SUBSTITUTE

=SUBSTITUTE(text, old_text, new_text, [instance_num])

Replaces existing text with new text in a text string

#### 46. REPLACE

=REPLACE(old_text, start_num, num_chars, new_text)

Replaces part of a text string with a different text string

### E. LOOKUP FUNCTIONS

#### 47. MATCH

=MATCH(lookup_value, lookup_array, [match_type])

Returns the relative position of an item in an array that matches a specified value in a specified order

#### 48. LOOKUP

=LOOKUP(lookup_value, lookup_vector, [result_vector])

Looks up a value either from a one-row or one-column range or from an array. Provided for backward compatibility

#### 49. HLOOKUP

=HLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, row_index_num, [range_lookup])

Looks for a value in the top row of a table or array of values and return the value in the same column from a row you specify

#### 50. VLOOKUP

=VLOOKUP(lookup_value, table_array, col_index_num, [range_lookup])

Looks for a value in the leftmost column in a table, then return a value in the same row from a column you specify. By default, the table must be sorted in an ascending order

### F. REFERENCE FUNCTIONS

#### 51. ADDRESS

=ADDRESS(row_num, column_num, [abs_num], [a1], [sheet_text])

Creates a cell reference as text, given specified row and column numbers

#### 52. CHOOSE

=CHOOSE(index_num, value1, [value2], [value3], …)

Chooses a value or action to perform from a list of values, based on an index number

#### 53. INDEX

**Array Form:** =INDEX(array, row_num, [column_num])

Return the value of a specified cell or array of cells

**Reference Form:** =INDEX(reference, row_num, [column_num], [area_num])

Returns a reference to specified cells

#### 54. INDIRECT

=INDIRECT(ref_text, [a1])

Returns the reference specified by a text string

#### 55. OFFSET

=OFFSET(reference- rows, cols, [height], [width])

Returns a reference to a range that is a given number of rows and columns from a given reference

### G. DATE & TIME FUNCTIONS

#### 56. DATE

=DATE(year, month, day)

Returns the number that represents the date in Microsoft Excel date-time code

#### 57. DATEVALUE

=DATEVALUE(date_text)

Converts a date in the form of text to a number that represents the date in the Microsoft Excel date-time code

#### 58. TIME

=TIME(hour, minute, second)

Converts hours, minutes, and seconds given as numbers to an Excel serial number, formatted with a time format

#### 59. TIMEVALUE

=TIMEVALUE(time_text)

Converts a text time to an Excel serial number for a time, a number from 0 (12:00:00 AM) to 0.999988424 (11:59:59 PM). Format the number with a time format after entering the formula

#### 60. NOW

=NOW()

Returns the current date and time formatted as a date and time

#### 61. TODAY

=TODAY()

Returns the current date formatted as a date

#### 62. YEAR(), MONTH(), DAY(), HOUR(), MINUTE(), SECOND()

YEAR(), MONTH(), DAY(), HOUR(), MINUTE() and SECOND() Functions

All these functions take one argument: serial_number

#### 63. WEEKDAY

=WEEKDAY(serial_number, [return_type])

Returns a number from 1 to 7 identifying the day of the week from a date

#### 64. DAYS

=DAYS(end_date, start_date)

Returns the number of days between the two dates

#### 65. NETWORKDAYS

=NETWORKDAYS(start_date, end_date, [holidays])

Returns the number of whole workdays between two dates

#### 66. WORKDAY

=WORKDAY(start_date, days, [holidays])

Returns the serial number of the date before or after a specified number of workdays

### H. MISCELLANEOUS FUNCTIONS

#### 67. AREAS

=AREAS(reference)

Returns the number of areas in a reference. An area is a range of contiguous cells or a single cell

#### 68. CHAR

=CHAR(number)

Returns the character specified by the code number from the character set for your computer

#### 69. CODE

=CODE(text)

Returns a numeric code for the first character in a text string, in the character set used by your computer

#### 70. CLEAN

=CLEAN(text)

Removes all non-printable characters from text. Examples of Non-Printable Characters are Tab, New Line characters. Their codes are 9 and 10.

#### 71. TRIM

=TRIM(text)

Removes all spaces from a text string except for single spaces between words

#### 72. LEN

=LEN(text)

Returns the number of characters in a text string

#### 73. COLUMN() & ROW() Functions

=COLUMN([reference])

Returns the column number of a reference

=ROW([reference])

Returns the row number of a reference

#### 74. EXACT

=EXACT(text1, text2)

Checks whether two text strings are exactly the same, and returns TRUE or FALSE. EXACT is case-sensitive

#### 75. FORMULATEXT

=FORMULATEXT(reference)

Returns a formula as a string

#### 76. LEFT(), RIGHT(), and MID() Functions

=LEFT(text, [num_chars])

Returns the specified number of characters from the start of a text string

=MID(text, start_num, num_chars)

Returns the characters from the middle of a text string, given a starting position and length

=RIGHT(text, [num_chars])

Returns the specified number of characters from the end of a text string

#### 77. LOWER(), PROPER(), and UPPER() Functions

=LOWER(text)

Converts all letters in a text string to lowercase

=PROPER(text)

Converts a text string to proper case; the first letter in each word in uppercase, and all other letters to lowercase

=UPPER(text)

Converts a text string to all uppercase letters

#### 78. REPT

=REPT(text, number_times)

Repeats text a given number of times. Use REPT to fill a cell with a number of instances of a text string

#### 79. SHEET

=SHEET([value])

Returns the sheet number of the referenced sheet

#### 80. SHEETS

=SHEETS([reference])

Returns the number of sheets in a reference

#### 81. TRANSPOSE

=TRANSPOSE(array)

Converts a vertical range of cells to a horizontal range, or vice versa

#### 82. TYPE

=TYPE(value)

Returns an integer represnting the data type of a value: number = 1, text = 2; logical value = 4, error value = 16; array = 64

#### 83. VALUE

=VALUE(text)

Converts a text string that represents a number to a number

### I. RANK FUNCTIONS

#### 84. RANK

=RANK(number, ref, [order])

This function is available for compatibility with Excel 2007 and others.

Returns the rank of a number in a list of numbers: its size relative to other values in the list

#### 85. RANK.AVG

=RANK.AVG(number, ref, [order])

Returns the rank of a number in a list of numbers: its size relative to other values in the list; if more than one value has the same rank, the average rank is returned

#### 86. RANK.EQ

=RANK.EQ(number, ref, [order])

Returns the rank of a number in a list of numbers: its size relative to other values in the list; if more than one value has the same rank, the top rank of that set of values is returned

### J. LOGICAL FUNCTIONS

#### 87. AND

=AND(logical1, [logical2], [logical3], [logical4], …)

Checks whether all arguments are TRUE, and returns TRUE when all arguments are TRUE

#### 88. NOT

=NOT(logical)

Changes FALSE to TRUE, or TRUE to FALSE

#### 89. OR

=OR(logical1, [logical2], [logical3], [logical4], …)

Checks whether any of the arguments is TRUE, and returns TRUE or FALSE. Returns FALSE only when all arguments are FALSE

#### 90. XOR

=XOR(logical1, [logical2], [logical3], …)

Returns a logical ‘Exclusive Or’ of all arguments

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