Excel - Direct Dates & Tangle with Text

1 Hour


Delivery Method
Virtual Instructor Led

UT Pro from New Horizons

This class is part of a 12‑month UT Pro Subscription

Course Overview

In this course you will learn how to use date and text functions, ensure formulas using dates and are properly calculated and how to manipulate text. You will learn the Flash Fill feature for quick data entry and how to combine multiple text functions into one formula.

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Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.


1 - Outline

  • Know how to handle dates and date formulas.
  • Use Dates in Functions - TODAY and NOW, NETWORKDAYS, DAYS, YEARFRAC, and DATEVALUE
  • Have Excel recognize patterns to automatically fill in data with Flash Fill.
  • Work with the Change Case - UPPER, LOWER, and PROPER, and Replace function results with values.
  • Use the CONCAT, TEXTJOIN, Text to Columns Wizard, RIGHT, LEFT, MID, LEN, FIND, and TRIM functions Combine functions for more functionality
  • Work with Columns and Split text

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