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Basic numeric sort formula in Excel

To dynamically sort data that contains only numeric values, you can use a helper column and a formula created with the RANK and COUNTIF functions. Formula =RANK(A1,values)+COUNTIF(exp_rng,A1)-1 Note: this formula is the set-up for a formula that can extract and display data using a predefined sort order in a helper column. One example here. Explanation In the example shown, the formula in D5 is: =RANK(C5,sales)+COUNTIF($C$5:C5,C5)-1…

How to randomly assign people to groups in Excel

To randomly assign people to groups or teams of a specific size, you can use a helper column with a value generated by the RAND function, together with a formula based on the RANK and ROUNDUP functions. Formula =ROUNDUP(RANK(A1,randoms)/size,0) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in D5 is: =ROUNDUP(RANK(C5,randoms)/size,0) which returns a group number for each name listed in…

Excel Round a number down Example

If you need to round to force any number to round down, regardless of its value you can use the ROUNDDOWN function with a specified number of digits. This tutorials shows how to Round a number down  in Excel. Formula =ROUNDDOWN(number,digits) Explanation In the example, the formula in cell D7 is =ROUNDDOWN(B7,C7) This tells Excel to take the value in…

Excel Round a number Example

If you need to round a number in a normal fashion (i.e. round values of 5 or more up and values less than 5 down) you can use the ROUND function with a specified number of digits. This tutorials shows how to Round specific number in Excel. Formula =ROUND(number,digits) Explanation In the example, the formula in cell D6 is =ROUND(B6,C6) This…

Excel Get number at place value Example

This tutorials shows how to  get the number at a specific place value in Excel. To get the number at a specific place value you can use a formula based on the MOD function. By place value, we mean hundred thousands, ten thousands, thousands, hundreds, tens, ones, etc. Formula =MOD(number,place*10) – MOD(number,place) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in…

Excel Get integer part of a number Example

This tutorials shows how to Get integer part of a number  in Excel. To remove the decimal part of a number and return only the integer portion, you can use the TRUNC function to slice off the decimal. Formula =TRUNC(number) Explanation In the example, cell C6 contains this formula: =TRUNC(B6) The TRUNC function simply truncates (i.e. removes) numbers; it doesn’t…

Excel Get decimal part of a number Example

This tutorials shows how to Get decimal part of a number in Excel. If you need to get just de the decimal part of a number, you can use a simple formula based on the TRUNC function. Formula =number-TRUNC(number) Explanation In the example, cell C6 contains this formula: =B6-TRUNC(B6) This formula uses the TRUNC function to figure out the the…

Excel Rank without ties Example

This tutorials shows how to Rank numbers without  ties  in Excel. To assign rank without ties, you can use a formula based on the RANK and COUNTIF functions. Formula =RANK(A1,range)+COUNTIF(exp_range,A1)-1 Explanation In the example shown, the formula in E5 is: =RANK(C5,points)+COUNTIF($C$5:C5,C5)-1 where “points” is the named range How this formula works This formula breaks ties with a simple approach: this first…

Excel Rank with ordinal suffix Example

This tutorials shows how to Rank with ordinal suffix in Excel. To add an ordinal suffix to a number (i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.) you can use a formula based on the CHOOSE function to assign the suffix. Formula =CHOOSE(number,”st”,”nd”,”rd”,”th”,”th”,”th”,”th”,”th”,”th”,”th”) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in C5 is: =CHOOSE(B5,”st”,”nd”,”rd”,”th”,”th”,”th”,”th”,”th”,”th”,”th”) How this formula works Ordinal numbers represent position or…

Excel Rank race results Example

This tutorials shows how to Rank race results in Excel. To rank a set of race times, where the lowest (fastest) time is ranked #1, you can use the RANK function. Formula =RANK(time,times,1) Explanation In the example shown, the formula in D6 is: =RANK(C6,times,1) Where times is the named range C6:C13. How this formula works You can use the RANK function to rank numeric…

How to Use RANK function in Excel

The RANK function returns the rank of a number in a list of numbers. RANK gives duplicate numbers the same rank. This tutorials shows how to rank a set of numeric values, where the highest value is ranked #1 in Excel. To achieve this you can use the RANK function. Formula =RANK(value,data) See Examples of  Excel Rank function  below: 1. If the third argument…

Excel Rank if formula Example

This tutorials shows how to rank items in a list using one or more criteria in Excel. To achieve this you can use the COUNTIFS function. Formula =COUNTIFS(criteria_range,criteria,values,”>”&value)+1 Explanation In the example shown, the formula in E5 is: =COUNTIFS(groups,C5,scores,”>”&D5)+1 where “groups” is the named range C5:C14, and “scores” is the named range D5:D14. The result is a rank for each person in…