## Different methods to create Serial Numbers in Excel

Following are 10 different methods to create a Number Series (1, 2, 3,… 49, 50) in Excel. Excel Fill Handle to create Serial Numbers To create a number series like 5, 6, 7,… up to the number14, type 5 into a cell > 6 into the cell just below it > select these two cells…

## Count birthdays of a month

Let’s see how to combine the SUMPRODUCT and TEXT functions in Excel to find out the number of birthdays in a particular month. Formula We have a list of Date of Births in the cells C2:C17. The following formula will return the number of birthdays in the month of July. =SUMPRODUCT(–(TEXT(\$C\$2:\$C\$17,”MMMM”)=”July”)) Explanation SUMPRODUCT functions multiplies…

## Get the First name from a Name

The following is the generic formula to extract the first name from a full name. =LEFT(“Full Name”,SEARCH(” “,”Full Name”)-1) Explanation SEARCH function in the formula will return the position of ” ” (Space character) from the Full name. In the formula used in the cell C3, SEARCH function will return the position of ” ”…