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You can use the new LET function in Excel to store interim formulae calculations
Part one of a three-part series of blogs

The new Excel LET function lets you create variables to store the results of calculations, making formulae easier to read and quicker to calculate.

  1. The new Excel LET function lets you store your workings (this blog)
  2. Using the LET function
  3. Getting access to the LET function

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 October 2020

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The new Excel LET function lets you store your workings

The new Excel LET function allows you to store intermediate calculations in a formula:

 No LET LET
Without LET ...  ... and with LET

The rest of this blog is divided into two parts:

Part Notes
Using LET  Why you might use the LET function and its pros and cons
Getting LET Updating your version of Excel if you can't use LET

Advanced hint:

If you know how to write DAX formulae using variables you can probably stop reading now (the new Excel LET function allows you to declare variables in exactly the same way as for DAX, even though the syntax is a bit different). 

  1. The new Excel LET function lets you store your workings (this blog)
  2. Using the LET function
  3. Getting access to the LET function
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