Chapter 2

Creating advanced formulas

In this chapter, you will:

  • Learn how to create powerful, flexible formulas with arrays.

  • Understand how iteration works and how you can use it to create approximate formula solutions.

  • Consolidate data from multiple worksheets into a single summary sheet.

  • Learn how to keep your data models accurate by applying data-validation rules to formula input cells.

  • See how to make formula inputs easier for users by adding check boxes, lists, and other dialog box controls to your worksheets.

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