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# Excel Community round up - July 2022

Author: Excel Community

Published: 02 Aug 2022

Here are all the new Excel articles and webinars from the Excel Community in July 2022.

Posts marked as public can be accessed by anyone; other articles are accessible to Excel Community subscribers and can be accessed by logging in to your ICAEW account.

## Webinar

You can find our archive of all previous webinars here, many of which remain exclusive to Excel Community members.

f you don’t know what array formulas are, or don’t know how to use them, then this webinar will provide the answers.

We have a number of further webinars planned for the rest of the year– check our list of upcoming webinars or refer to the latest newsletter.

## Excel Tips and Tricks

Excel Tips and Tricks #448 – A distinct count conundrum

Looking at the challenges around generating distinct counts by category and correctly calculating these as a percentage of the total population. This tip is based on a genuine scenario encountered when trying to produce some MI in relation to audit clients.

Introducing the LET formula in Excel and how this can be used to simplify otherwise long and complicated Excel formulas.

Revisiting the topic of how to make custom data validation rules with functions. Data validation can be used to help avoid input errors, especially those that have a knock-on effect elsewhere.

## Other blogs

David Benaim shares his views on Planner, a Kanban board application (similar to Trello) that allows you to create cards in boards and easily move them between groups, to manage and allocate tasks.

In any spreadsheet review you are looking for signals of validity or potential error. A key part of this is a sense check that the numbers ‘look right’. This is supported by using charts (including sparklines), rations and recalculation.

Having considered ways to speed up entering formulas in Excel in the first six posts of the series, Simon Hurst moves on to formatting and starts by considering the use of Excel Styles and show how they can also help in applying several of the ICAEW Twenty principles for good spreadsheet practice.

Consider a scenario where creating a chart, say a line chart, but you only want one element (one of the lines) to be modified using a slicer. Liam Bastick demonstrates.

The conditional aggregate functions such as SUMIFS() have long been some of the most useful functions for working with financial data, but they have their shortcomings and there might now be a more flexible and capable alternative.

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