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Find out how dynamic arrays in Excel will change your (working) life!
Part two of a six-part series of blogs
Dynamic arrays are a new feature being rolled out in Excel 365. This blog explains how they work, and why they will make so many things in Excel easier.
This series of blog articles dangles lots of enticing software goodies in front of you, but it's possible that you won't be able to use them! Here's a guide to who can share in the new era.
The quickest way to find out if you have dynamic arrays is to type in the start of a formula:
If these two functions appear when you type =SORT, you're in business!
This is because these are 2 out of the 7 new functions which accompany dynamic arrays.
If you can't see the two functions shown above and you're using Office 365, everything is down to your update channel. To find out what this is, choose this option at the bottom of the File menu in Excel:
Choose to show details of your Excel account from the File menu.
You should now see which version of Excel you're using:
This shows that I'm using Office 365 Business.
If you're using Office 365 ProPlus you'll be either on the monthly or six-monthly update channel. You can understand update channels (and see how to swap between them) here (this link also shows you how to force updates).
You won't - sorry! Dynamic arrays are only available if you subscribe to Microsoft Office, rather than buying the software outright.
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