12. Using Powerful Functions: Logical, Lookup, and Database Functions
This chapter covers four groups of workhorse functions. If you process spreadsheets of medium complexity, you will turn to logical and lookup functions regularly.
• The logical functions, including the ubiquitous
IF function, help make decisions.
• The information functions might be less important than they once were, now that Microsoft has added the
IFERROR function, but
TYPE still come in handy.
• The lookup functions include the powerful
INDIRECT functions. These functions are invaluable, particularly when you are doing something in Excel when it would be better to use Access. In addition, let’s face it; with 1.1 million rows in Excel ...