What to do when you find data discrepancies?! I kinda felt like I did 6 loads of laundry, came out with socks I didn't even know I had, and then figured out how to match them up. Also, Spongebob, Rubix Cubes, and pivot tables.
Like a coffee filter, the filter functions that I'm writing about today help us get to the very essence of our data. Read on for examples of filtering and summarizing a complex dataset, informed by a recent consulting project for an emergency homeless shelter.
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This Joni Mitchell + Brandi Carlisle + Zadie Smith + plastic suitcases full of beads + cloud-anatomy + data lovin' babe is living her best life, moving data between sandboxes and more! Cheers to THAT!
Need to maintain multiple views of the same data? Learn about my "Filter Square Mindset" of applying Filter Views rather than Filters in Google Sheets! Plus, gifs, cartoons, puns, and more!
Getting ready for your Q4 fundraising phone-a-thons? Follow these simple steps in Excel or Google Sheets to format your phone numbers for optimum ease!
What do passwords and canned air have in common? Read this blog post to find out!
Not knowing if a given scenario is easy or hard, or if there's an easier work-around to avoid a super-hard thing, feeds the overwhelm/impostor machine. It's so clarifying and liberating to just know what you're getting yourself into. PLUS, baby animal memes!
I think it's a best practice to design ALL spreadsheets as if they will be manipulated by other people, which means leaving a strong "breadcrumbs trail" of your assumptions, formulas, variables, data sources, and more. In my case, it's a matzo meal trail until tomorrow evening when Passover ends and I will devour pizza with all my might!
From a downloaded file with weird fonts and titles, wacky colors, no wrapped text, superwide columns, and repeating header rows, I was able to create a useable, sortable, shareable, printable, filterable, not-make-you-want-to-throw-your-computer-out-the-window spreadsheet. And you know what the best part is? You can too!