An Excel table with a lot of numbers in it can be difficult to read. Often, a lot of the numbers are zeros, and it is sometimes a good idea to hide them in order to make the important numbers more visible. Of course, you could write IF-formulas that return nothing if the result is zero, but usually the way I am going to show here is better and easier.
This is what my table looks like:
In a previous post we learned how to make an Excel drop-down menu in 3 minutes. In this post I will show a very easy way to make a drop-down list in Excel that changes depending on what you have chosen in another cell. It’s easy, and it only takes five minutes!
Step 1: Enter the data
It is absolutely critical that the data table is set up correctly: The main category (the countries in this example) should be in one column, and the sub-categories (the cities) in the other columns, with the countries repeated as headings.
Even if you have never used Microsoft Excel before, it only takes 5 minutes to learn how to make a simple report. Once you have done the exercise below, you will be able to create your own sales reports, commission reports, or household budget.
In this post we will create a sales report in 5 steps. You will be amazed by how easy it is!
Let’s get started!
Is it possible to create a search box in Excel, without using VBA?
Yes, and it’s easy!
We will use Conditional Formatting to highlight the fields that match the search string. For example, if you look at the table below, we want to highlight row 8, 11, 15 and 25 if we search for “RG”, because “RG” is part of the product name in those rows.