Advanced Decision Making using CHOOSE in Excel

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How to make decisions in Excel without using an IF statement; here, we use the CHOOSE() function to make dynamic and advanced logical tests that eliminate the need for nested IF functions, in many cases.

The CHOOSE() function is a really helpful and powerful function that allows you to return a value or perform an action based on an index number that you supply the function. The cool thing is that you can return range references as well as text or number values - this allows you to make complex dynamic formulas.

This feature is also one of the building blocks for large complex Excel models and scenario analysis techniques because it allows you to build a worksheet that can completely change with the adjustment of a single cell.

I hope you find this tutorial helpful!)


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