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Is it possible to “unpivot” or “reverse pivot” in Excel?

I have data that looks like this: Id | Loc1 | Loc2 | Loc3 | Loc4 ------------------------------ 1 | NY | CA | TX | IL 2 | WA | OR | NH | RI And I want to convert it to this: Id | ...
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Can I split a spreadsheet into multiple files based on a column in Excel 2007?

Is there a way in Excel to split a large file into a series of smaller ones, based on the contents of a single column? eg: I have a file of sales data for all sales reps. I need to send them a file ...
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How to combine values from multiple rows into a single row in Excel?

I have a data dump in Excel that consists of annual customer data for two different values. The data was provided with a separate row for value for every year and customer. I.e. it looks like this: ...
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Need two excel windows side by side, on different monitors, in the same instance

I have to do work between two spreadsheets and I need to view them side by side. I can't just open the workbooks in separate instances because I need to make use of features like paste formatting, and ...
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Excel Auto-Fill a Series Without Mouse (Keyboard Only)

So when I want to extend a series or something along those lines, I can highlight a group of cells, then click on the bottom right corner of the highlighting box and drag down. Excel will then ...
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Excel 2007 transpose/combine multiple rows into one

I have data like so: 1001NCCN 3618127 1001NCCN 208478 1001NCCN 207316 1001TEMN 409889 1001TEMN 801651 1001TEMN 273134 1001TEMN 208478 1001TEMN 207316 I need to ...
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Automatically update cell in Excel with current timestamp when another cell is changed

In an Excel spreadsheet, I'd like to automatically update a cell with the current date and time when another cell is changed (like an update timestamp). There is a timestamp for each row. I'd like to ...
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Find Items in one column that are not in another column

I have two columns in Excel, and I want to find (preferably highlight) the items that are in column B but not in column A. What's the quickest way to do this?
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Run an SQL Query With a Parameter from Excel 2007

I have a query in an Excel table. I followed this to do it. But how can I add a parameter from a cell into my query? I am looking for a way to do this: select * from dbo.Customers where CustomerID ...
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Excel: Find a subset of numbers that add to a given total?

I have a column of numbers (lets say it's A1:A100) and I need to find a subset of them that sum to a certain total.
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How do I merge two tables in Excel that have identical columns?

In Excel, I have a spreadsheet that pulls data from a SQL Database into a table and then generates a report based on that data. Unfortunately, the data in this SQL database is incomplete and I want to ...
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Inserting a (jpg) picture into a cell in Microsoft Excel 2007

Is it possible to insert a jpg image inside a cell, or do Excel cells only display alphanumeric characters (or references)?
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Excel-Count number of visible cells containing certain string

I have a sheet in which I first apply a filter to a certain column to show "Unique records only". Now I have a column which contains, for e.g., values like: Applepie Applesauce Crabapple Banana Mango ...
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In excel, cannot figure out why background color for a cell will not change?

Ok, so I inherited an excel workbook full of excel forms to modify. I am not the original author of the form. I cannot for the life of me figure out why it wont let me change the background color of ...
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Show Excel column filter information in cells

We have a sheet with a huge number of columns and filtering is often used to navigate to the correct data. The problem is that sometimes its not obvious that the filter has been applied , the visual ...
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Compare 2 text cells and show difference in the third cell

If cell A1 = abcd, cell B1 = abcdefg, then what formula to use in order to get the text difference efg?
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Excel: Dual graded color scales

Is it possible to do conditional formating for two graded color scales over the same cells? For example I wish to conditionally format a cell such that its color is: Green to Blue graded scale for ...
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How to get the current column name in Excel?

What is the function to get the current line number and the current column name for a cell in Excel?
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How can I prevent the privacy warning in Excel?

I have Excel 2007. When I want to save a spreadsheet, I often see this message: I've seen this with macro spreadsheets (using the .xlsm extension) and with non-macro sheets (using the .xlsx ...
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How can you make Excel 2007 stop formatting large numbers as scientific notation?

Kind of the inverse of this question. I frequently download CSVs from outside sources as part of my programming work. I like to examine their data in Excel because, let's face it, Excel is an ideal ...
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Color Cell Based On Text Value

An Excel column contains a text value representing the category of that row. Is there a way to format all cells having a distinct value a unique color without manually creating a conditional format ...
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How to turn hundreds of text URLs in Excel into clickable hyperlinks?

How do I turn a column of urls into hyperlinks, so that users can click on the url in a cell and have it open in a browser? I pasted 100 urls and each went into its own cell. When I double-click in ...
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Drag a formula, so that it increases by 17 each time

I have the following formulas on the third sheet of my workbook. They are simply cell references to the first sheet; on my 'output' page, I want to display every 17th cell of the 'input' sheet. ...
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custom format for cells with nothing in them without using conditional formatting

if a cell is blank I would like to add text using a custom format. I've seen where text is added if a value is above or below a certain value. Can you add text to the cell if the cell is blank? I've ...
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How can I force Excel 2007 on Windows 7 to always open another instance of the application? [duplicate]

I want to be able to compare to large spreadsheets side by side... Since you can not natively expand to all monitors I would like to have the two documents open in two instances. These files are ...
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How to save duplicate images in Excel to different JPEGs

I have an Excel sheet with images which are stored as objects in one column and product names in another. I was trying to extract all the images to JPEG files. I was able to achieve this by saving the ...
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Change the Fill Color of a cell if the value of that cell equals the value of another specific cell

I want to change the fill color of cell C5 if it has the same value as cell A5. Can this be done? I know how to format cell C5 if it has a certain value - but not when it is to be compared to the ...
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Find the number of occurrence of a word in Excel 2007

How can I count the amount of occurrence in Excel 2007? The desired outcome should be something like: apple 1 berry 2 coconut 3 donut 2 grape 1 lime 1 I have tried =COUNTIF($A:$A,A7), but that ...
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Formatting a column based on another columns cell TEXT (not value) in Excel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Excel 2010 conditional formatting: selectively highlighting duplicates I have dates that are running off a formula in that column based on information it's collecting ...
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How to Merge Data From Multiple Excel Files into a Single Excel File or Access Database?

I have a few dozen excel files which are all of the same format (i.e. 4 worksheets per Excel file). I need to combine all the files into 1 master file which must have just 2 of the 4 worksheets. The ...
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How to identify cells in Column A that contain any of the values in Column B

First off, I'm not that advanced of an Excel user. I'm certain Excel can do what I'm about to ask, but I've yet to find a way in any of my attempts or searches. My question is very similar to Find if ...
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How do you plot time on the X axis in excel?

I need to plot the decay of my phone's battery against time over night. My starting time is 23:17:47 and my ending one is 07:05:49. I don't have any issue in changing the time format in the current ...
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Comparing two columns in Microsoft Excel

I'm attempting to compare two columns of data. One column (column G) is a "master" list with all account numbers in it and the other column (column A) only has a partial list of account numbers. I'm ...
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Is it possible to paste CSV formatted data into Excel 2007?

I want to copy and paste CSV formatted text into Excel 2007. Is there a way of doing this without saving it to a temporary file first? I'm sure in previous versions of Excel there was a way to ...
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Selecting whole column except first X (header) cells in Excel

I know I can select all cells in a particular column by clicking on column header descriptor (ie. A or AB). But is it possible to then exclude a few cells out of it, like my data table headings? ...
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How to make cells perfect squares in Excel?

In Microsoft Excel, I want to make the height of first three rows and first four columns (12 cells in the top left corner) such that these cells are squares. How can this be done? Surprisingly, ...
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Excel keyboard shortcut to copy/fill down for all cells with non-blank adjacent cells?

I'm looking for a keyboard shortcut that will duplicate the functionality available by double-clicking the "handle" in the bottom-right corner of a cell. Is there something that can do this, without ...
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“Remove Duplicates” feature does not remove all duplicates

When the Data Tools>Remove Duplicates command is used on the following list, some duplicates are not removed: Key 46509 46509 51442 51442 73367 73367 80048 80048 88396 88396 102576 102576 108095 ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch between sheets in Excel

Does Excel 2007 have a keyboard shortcut that switchs between worksheets?
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Excel, how to find column number of min value?

I have a table in Excel. Can anyone help me find the column number of the cell where the min value of the row is? Example: 200 is the min value in row1 and has the column number 1. Is there a ...
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Replace cell references with values without F9 using macro

This is an Excel macro question. Given a series of formulas such as the following: = A1 + A2 = B2 + B2 etc., ... I would like to replace each of these cell references with the values without ...
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Subtracting cells only if they have a value in Excel

I want to subtract two cells in excel but only if both cells have a value. More specifiaclly in my case the formula in cell E2 is currently =D2-C2 but I only want this to be calculated when D2 has a ...
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Get Excel not to equally space values along the y-axis

I am graphing the height above sea level obtained by GPS at 12 measuring stations, which are distributed along a straight line but NOT equidistantly. Excel does a nice job of creating a suitable Y ...
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Turn off scientific notation in Excel

I would like to prevent Excel behavior that any large number I enter is stored as a number, then abbreviated to scientific notation. Is it possible to tell Excel 2007 to stop doing this?
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How can I get Excel's undo/redo functionality to work in a more traditional *per window* manner (and not for the entire instance of Excel)?

This has been driving me crazy lately. I'm not used to having having a program have a global undo/redo functionality (as in when I undo something, it will undo the last action in any currently open ...
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Why does this Excel file keep asking to save?

A client sent me some Excel .xlsx documents, and every time I open one of them and then close it, Excel asks if I would like to save changes, even if I didn't make any. This doesn't happen with any ...
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Change cell color based on other cell value

I have encountered numerous questions related to changing a cell color based on its value, which can be achieve easily with Excel "Conditional Formatting". However I'm interested in changing a cell ...
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Drawing sample points versus time in Excel

I have a set of data as follow: As you can see the first column has either R or P, the second column is a measured value, and third one is obviously time. I need to present this in a chart (I ...
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possible to have two Y axes and two X axes on same chart

Is it possible to have a chart with left Y axis right Y axis top X axis bottom X axis all on same chart?
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How to sum numbers in a range that only have a particular cell color [Excel]?

I would like to put a formula in Excel that would sum all the numbers of a specific range that have a specific cell background color.