In this section, we'll explore some of the most useful formula combinations that you can use in Google Sheets, including INDEX/MATCH, UNIQUE/TRANSPOSE, IF/ISBLANK, AND/OR in IF
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Google Sheet Formula Combinations
Google Sheets offers a range of formulas, that on their own are useful, but also can be combined to create superhuman formulas.
By combining individual formulas, you can create a more complex formula that can handle multiple tasks in one cell.
Here are some of my favorite formula combinations that I use on a regular basis:
If you're familiar with VLOOKUP, then you'll love INDEX/MATCH. This formula combination is more flexible and easier to use than VLOOKUP, and it's perfect for finding specific values in large data sets. With INDEX/MATCH, you can easily retrieve data from a table based on a specific criteria.
To use INDEX/MATCH, you'll need to specify the range of data that you want to search, the column that contains the data you want to retrieve, and the criteria that you're searching for. The formula looks like this: =INDEX(range, MATCH(criteria, column, 0), column_number)
The UNIQUE/TRANSPOSE formula combination is perfect for creating lists of unique values from a large data set. With this formula, you can easily remove duplicates and create a condensed list of unique values.
To use UNIQUE/TRANSPOSE, you'll need to specify the range of data that you want to search. The formula looks like this: =TRANSPOSE(UNIQUE(range))
The IF/ISBLANK formula combination is useful for checking if a cell is blank or not. With this formula, you can specify a value to return if the cell is blank and a different value to return if the cell is not blank.
To use IF/ISBLANK, you'll need to specify the cell that you want to check. The formula looks like this: =IF(ISBLANK(cell), value_if_blank, value_if_not_blank)
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If you find VLOOKUP a difficult formula to understand, this formula combination might be better. It's also much more flexible than VLOOKUP. Index/Match is the best. It's one of my favorite formula combinations.
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