Entries by Oz du Soleil

VLOOKUP w/TRUE to assign dates in custom periods

Here’s an example of using True in a VLOOKUP because an approximate match is required. We have a list of dates, and the company uses custom start and end dates to mark monthly periods. Here, “June” is officially 26MAY thru 24JUN. In order to get 26MAY to show up as June, we use: =VLOOKUP(A2,$G$2:$H$13,2,TRUE) IMPORTANT […]

Sampling Jim’s Habanero Ghost Cheese

Oz du Soleil samples Habanero Ghost Pepper Cheese from Jim’s Cheese Pantry This is a fantastic cheese that balances the heat of the peppers, makes excellent use of the ghost peppers inside of a cheese that stands up and matches well with the peppers. An all-around excellent experience. Add some red wine, and we’ve got […]

Generating Random Data to Set Up a Pivot Table Tutorial

Blogpost associated with this video: http://datascopic.net/generate-data/ Often we need to generate a set of bogus data in order to create examples or test solutions. In this video, I show how to generate fake call center data in order to show an example of a pivot table. This includes: RAND, RANDBETWEEN, date formatting, Find-Replace

Excel Inventory Control System DEMO

This video shows an Inventory Control System that was built in Excel. The purpose is to demo the various layers to consider in creating such a document: – Distinct Incoming, Outgoing and Inventory Sections – Required fields so that complete info is entered – Alerts that give users an idea of anything that’s missing – […]

VLOOKUP: compare lists and retrieve information

I was asked for my Top 5 Excel Functions. Number 2 is VLOOKUP. This video goes along with a blogpost on my site: http://datascopic.net/question/top-5-excel-functions-vlookup/ In this video I show 2 ways that VLOOKUP can be used: 1. How do we determine which of our members HAVE NOT replied to their invitations? 2. How to retrieve […]

Kurt & Oz Making Ice Cream with Liquid Nitrogen

This afternoon Kurt and I experimented with liquid nitrogen, habanero-infused vanilla extract and coffee beans. The video starts with the end of the coffee bean roasting. In order to get the beans to stop roasting and not get too bitter, they’re normally taken off the stove and dipped into an ice bath. Today, we poured […]