Sunil Ray — Published On December 9, 2016 and Last Modified On May 24th, 2018
Beginner Business Analytics Cheatsheet Excel


What is the most commonly used tool in data industry? You might have guessed it because of the title of the article – it is Excel. It is by far the most widely used tool for several reasons. Easy UI / UX for any one to start with, great features for doing simple exploratory and statistical analysis and almost universal availability make it a must have tool in your repository.

However, not many people realize the power of Excel. At times, it is surprising to see people using R / Python for simple financial and business analysis, just because they are not comfortable with Excel. They fail to realize how much power Pivot tables, conditional formating and simple formulas can deliver. Check out this article for some of these tricks: simple yet powerful tricks for analyzing data.

With that in mind, we thought we would share a cheat sheet for excel formulas and shortcuts. Below are the cheat sheets!


Here is the cheatsheet for all shortcuts (on Windows):


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Sunil Ray
Sunil Ray

I am a Business Analytics and Intelligence professional with deep experience in the Indian Insurance industry. I have worked for various multi-national Insurance companies in last 7 years.

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13 thoughts on "Cheatsheet – Excel Functions & Keyboard Shortcuts"

Sudheer Rao
Sudheer Rao says: December 09, 2016 at 11:32 am
This is a gold mine. This will help Excel users significantly. Can't thank you enough ! Reply
xia says: December 09, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Thanks Sunil. This is an awesome cheat sheet. I do not see the link for pdf download, could you please provide one? Reply
Rakesh says: December 09, 2016 at 10:18 pm
I've logged in but still cannot download :( Reply
Karthik says: December 10, 2016 at 5:44 am
Where to find the download link,I couldnt find one. Reply
Swati Kashyap
Swati Kashyap says: December 10, 2016 at 6:33 am
Hi Karthik, The download link has been added. Reply
Swati Kashyap
Swati Kashyap says: December 10, 2016 at 6:33 am
Hi Rakesh, You can download now. Reply
Swati Kashyap
Swati Kashyap says: December 10, 2016 at 6:33 am
Hi Xia, You can download now. Reply
xia says: December 10, 2016 at 8:41 pm
Thank you :-) Reply
Ramdas says: December 16, 2016 at 4:10 pm
Thanks for the article, heavily use Excel for Data Analysis/Data Profiling. Reply
Raja says: December 18, 2016 at 4:50 pm
Thanks for sharing the worthy information Reply
Bifty Alex
Bifty Alex says: April 11, 2017 at 1:12 pm
Amazing list of Excel hacks. The shortcuts that you provided here will definitely help our Excel users. Thanks for Posting! Reply
BANWARI LAL says: November 01, 2017 at 5:48 pm
Hemant Trivedi
Hemant Trivedi says: May 24, 2018 at 3:57 pm
Unable to download Cheat Sheet . From where could I download it. Please help Reply

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