The video by Allison introduces the feature of Flash Fill in Excel that helps in quickly and efficiently combining or extracting data from various columns.
Flash Fill automatically fills your data when it senses a pattern. For example, you can use Flash Fill to separate first and last names from a single column, or combine first and last names from two different columns.
Excel's Flash Fill feature is a powerful tool introduced in Excel 2013, which automatically detects and fills data based on identified patterns. Developed by Sumit Gulwani in 2009 initially to assist a businesswoman with a merging challenge, it has since evolved to automate numerous Excel tasks. This includes merging and splitting text strings, data cleaning, and formatting.
Flash Fill operates by combining millions of mini programs, then uses machine learning to pick the most suitable one for a given task. This all happens in the background within milliseconds, offering users almost instantaneous results.
Flash Fill is an incredible tool in Excel that saves you time on data manipulation. It’s an intuitive feature that recognizes patterns and auto-fills the rest of the data for you. The feature gets activated automatically when Excel senses you’re working with a list or entering a repetitive sequence. Mastering Flash Fill can increase your productivity while working with complex Excel worksheets.
Flash Fill in Excel is a feature that allows users to easily and quickly combine or extract data from other columns and fill out a whole column quickly. This video demonstrates how to use this feature. Additionally, the video provides information about Pragmatic Works On-Demand Learning packages and Boot Camps, as well as Hackathons, Virtual Mentoring, and Enterprise Private Training. Pragmatic Works also provides a blog, and can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Users can also get extra 30% off when purchasing On-Demand Learning classes by using the code “Allison30” at checkout.
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