Chandeep Chhabra

Become Unbelievably "Excel"lent !

Hi, My name is Chandeep!

Since 2013, I have been training, consulting and blogging to help people become quicker and smarter with Excel

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A Quick Alternative for ‘Merge Cells’

November 23, 2014| No Comments

Most often we merge the cells when we have to center align a headline between a few cells… don’t we? Which is fine, but the problem occurs when you are writing formulas

Alternative to Merge Cells

We have product code and quantity displayed over 3 days (in merged cells). The Problem arises when you write formulas on the cells merged! 

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Protect Sheet from being edited!

November 18, 2014| No Comments

Protect Sheet

If you wish to guard your sheet from unwanted access, the Protect Sheet feature comes really handy! Let’s take a sneak peak into this

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A Primer on the INDEX Function !

November 15, 2014| 1 Comment

Primer on Index

Versatile, Robust, Fast, Simple, Elegant .. oh all that is ME 😆 and The INDEX function too. Since you already know me so let me introduce you to the INDEX function


 Ladies & Gentlemen here is INDEX

If you have been using VLOOKUP for a while, it is time now to graduate baby! Let’s start simple with the Syntax =INDEX(array, row_num, col_num)

  1. Array is your lookup range. Just like your vlookup range!
  2. Row_num is the row number that you want in your array
  3. Col_num (optional) is the column number that you want in your array
  4. Assuming all the values fed in correctly the INDEX returns the intersection of row and column number in the array. Trust me it is that simple 😎


A Case with INDEX

We have here 5 months sales data of different employees (Emp ID) and we want to look up for EMPCD 255 in March

Primer on Index1

Aahaa, it is simple VLOOKUP thingy! But let’s get this done with INDEX

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The REPT Function Chart

November 13, 2014| 5 Comments

REPT function chart


The Charts in excel are not just restricted to Chart Objects, we can cleverly use formulas to make Charts.. sounds bizarre and interesting? Lets explore this further with one such function

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A Human Resource Dashboard !

November 12, 2014| 6 Comments

A while ago I trained a bunch of professionals on How to make Business Intelligence Dashboards, and trust me the training was mutual (two way). They were smart, sharp, stumped me with there questions, so I became a bit smarter and learnt a few things while solving their doubts in trail and error

Here is our work – We made this Dashboard from raw data in the session.. take a look

HR Dashboard Front

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