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Right Click for a Drop Down List

Did you know you can make a drop down list for selecting an item with just a right click? Yep! I never really noticed it, but there's an option in...

How to Create a Normally Distributed Set of Random Numbers in Excel

What is a Normal Distribution? From a purely mathematical point of view, a Normal distribution (also known as a Gaussian distribution) is any...

How To Select A Random Item With A Given Distribution

Not all data is numeric, so when creating random sets of sample data it can be very useful to know how to randomly select some text data from a...

How To Select A Random Item From A List

This formula will return a random selection from a given list with each item in the list having an equal probability of being selected.

How To Unpivot Data With Power Query

This situation happens a lot. Someone creates a pivot table based on some source data. They copy and paste it as values and that becomes your new...

How To Parameterize Your Power Query

When you create a power query in Excel to import and or transform your data, Excel is creating the query behind the scenes in a language called M....

How To Create A Hyperlink To The Current Workbook Folder

This formula will create a hyperlink that opens a file explorer window to the folder location where the current workbook is saved.

Excel Social Communities

These groups can be a great place for beginners to ask questions to the community or have a go at answering them. Since you're likely...

How To Get The Current Workbook Folder Path

This formula will return the folder path where the current workbook is saved.

How To Query A Query In Power Query

Today I was using power query to import external data in a CSV file and then do some transformations on the data. I decided I wanted to import my...

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