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Goal Seek in Microsoft Excel

Continuing with our Excel Tutorials, in this article, I’ll take you through using Goal Seek in Microsoft Excel 2007. The function is same as that of earlier versions of Excel as well as Excel 2010. The screenshots below are taken in 2007.

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MEDIAN IF example

MEDIAN IF tutorial in Excel 2007 and Excel 2010

Excel 2007 brought a host of new functions to Excel that were missing in Excel 2003. One of these functions was AVERAGEIF which returns the average (arithmetic mean) of all the cells in a range that meet a given criteria. One essential function that is still missing is MEDIANIF or MEDIAN IF which should ideally return the median of all the cells in a range that meet a given criteria.

Data Tables in Excel tutorial

In my last Excel Tutorial, I covered using SUMIFS and SUMPRODUCT. Data Tables is also an advanced topic in Microsoft Excel that falls under the category of What-If Analysis. What-If or Sensitivity Analysis is carried out to study the variation of the output to changes in the input variable.