Some of the Most Useful Spreadsheet Formulas to Organize Your Data

Are you aware that there are more than 475 functions in excel? No, we weren't either. But when we read about it, we realized not learning all of them might be a tad bit difficult for some people. Therefore we did the hard work and came up with some of the most useful spreadsheet formulas to organize your data. Try them and see for yourself.

1.       SUMIF

This formula is the combination of SUM and IF functions. It will add all the numbers in a range of cells on the basis of specific criteria.

2.       VLOOKUP

Some people know it as a vertical lookup. This formula helps you to find information in large data tables that have low memory usage. Please make use of it when you need to find something quickly in excel.

3.       FOR, NEXT Loops

Available in VBA, this formula looks through data sets in cells. It also performs an action on every cell that is included in a range of data.

4.       LEN

You can make use of this formula when you want to determine the length of a string.

5.       On Error GoTo

When you plan to direct the program to take care of errors encountered in VBA in a specific way, you can make use of this helpful formula.

6.       Nested IF statements

If you want to drill down to a finite variable and test conditions, this formula will be useful. It is essentially an IF function within an IF function.

7.       ADO connections

This formula allows you to connect databases outside of excel but by means of a connection string. The data can be linked to Excel from Oracle, SQL, Access, and many others.

8.       Application.Version

Sometimes people might get confused about which excel version they are using in VBA. in such a scenario, this formula will help you find out which excel version you are actually using.

9.       Trim

If you want to take away all spaces that are outside of a string, you can make use of this interesting formula.

10.   FLY

This is an important VBA function that allows the spreadsheet to float around your computer screen.


When doing data analysis, you can use this function that is very similar to the SUMIFS function mentioned above. This function would count the number of values that meet certain criteria. Hence, it doesn't require a sum range like SUMIFS.

Final Words

When you manage a business, these formulas will help you to get access to the data you need and save time. If you are a professional looking for a job, Excel skills can help you to make your resume stand out.

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