# Extracting Information with Formulas in Excel 2013 for Windows

Excel 2013 (Windows)    |    Intermediate
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You can use formulas to extract and analyze data in your spreadsheet. Discover how to use the MAX, MIN, LARGE, and SMALL formulas, and work with VLOOKUP to cross-reference the contents of two lists.

## WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

• Retrieving information with dates
Finding a date automatically
Finding the largest & smallest values in a list
Separating data into multiple cells
Combining data values in a single cell
Retrieving information on a cell
• Cross referencing two data lists
Inserting data automatically
Finding a value in a double entry table
Performing a search across two tables
Finding data in a database

## IN THIS COURSE

• Excel 2013 features a number of different date formulas that can be used to return precise information relating to a particular month, day or year. You can use these formulas - which include MONTH, DAY, YEAR, and WEEKNUM - to extract date information from an existing date entry.
• Some formulas in Excel 2013 can be used to automatically find a date according to specified criteria. You can, for example, find out the last date of the previous month, the number of work days in a date range (including public holidays), and even next Sunday's exact date.
• 3.  Finding the largest & smallest values in a list in Excel 2013 for Windows
The MAX, MIN, LARGE and SMALL formulas are all very useful for analyzing data that has been inserted into your Excel 2013 table.
• 4.  Separating data into multiple cells in Excel 2013 for Windows
If you have a large amount of data inserted into your cells, you can use the Excel 2013 formulas to separate your entries and extract the individual components you need. The SEARCH, LEN, LEFT and RIGHT formulas can all be used to extract the different information and elements you might need.
• 5.  Combining data values in a single cell in Excel 2013 for Windows
The CONCATENATE formula can be used in Excel 2013 to combine into a single cell data taken from multiple cells in your worksheet.
• 6.  Retrieving information on a cell in Excel 2013 for Windows
If you have hidden columns or rows in your spreadsheet, you can extract information from them using the CELL formula. This Excel 2013 formula can be used to return a variety of different types of information, including the cell row, its contents, and even its level of protection.
• 7.  Retrieving information on your text in Excel 2013 for Windows
In Excel 2013, you can extract information from text-based data that you have inserted using formulas such as SEARCH and LEN. The former helps you to find the starting point in a text string, while the latter returns the number of characters in a cell.
• 8.  Cross referencing two data lists in Excel 2013 for Windows
In Excel 2013, you can use the VLOOKUP formula to cross reference the contents of two lists. This can help you to check for duplicates in your lists and extract them with ease. If your list is horizontal, you can use the HLOOKUP formula.
• 9.  Inserting data automatically in Excel 2013 for Windows
The VLOOKUP formula can be used to fill in your data cells automatically. Once you have inserted your reference data into Excel 2013, you can use the VLOOKUP tool to automatically cross reference the data range and extract the required information. For all your horizontal lists, you can use the HLOOKUP tool.
• 10.  Finding a value in a double entry table in Excel 2013 for Windows
You can use the LOOKUP formula to find a value in a double entry table that you have created in Excel 2013. You can, for example, use it to find a client's address based on their last name. You can also use the INDEX formula to return a particular value in a table if you know its row and column coordinates.
• 11.  Performing a search across two tables in Excel 2013 for Windows
In Excel 2013, you can use a calculation combining the IF and VLOOKUP formulas to search for a value in two separate data tables. This is very useful if you want to consult multiple data sources and use them to automatically complete a summary table.
• 12.  Finding data in a database in Excel 2013 for Windows
If you have a complex table containing a large number of different data types, you can use the Excel 2013 database formulas to extract the information you need. You will find formulas such as DGET, DBMIN and DMAX very helpful when it comes to analyzing your data.
• 13.  Performing calculations using your database in Excel 2013 for Windows
A table that you have created in Excel 2013 can be used like a simplified database. You can use the DSUM, DAVERAGE, DSTDEV and DSTDEVP formulas to analyze the data found in your spreadsheet.

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