# Tagged Questions

The 2010 version of Microsoft's spreadsheet application.

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### Why am I unable to sort data in Excel?

Here is what my spreadsheet looks like:
I am trying to sort these invoices first by type (Column B) then date, and finally by amount (which shouldn't apply, but why not).
I have checked for ...

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### Add a series to a chart by pasting its formula no longer works in Excel

I used to be able to add a new series to a chart by typing or pasting a =SERIES() formula into the formula bar when a chart's PlotArea was selected, as indicated here: ...

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### Filter data in Excel based on column values matched to another column

I have this fairly easy to understand task but I can't figure out how this works in Excel.
I have a datasheet with a column (say ID, ranging from 1 to 10). On a second sheet I have a column (say ...

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### How to force the content of row+1 cell with jet Essentials addin?

I'm using Jet essentiels excel add'in to build reports with data coming from a database.
This is the final result I want to get :
if resource id of line 2 is = to resource id of line 3, then 0, ...

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### How can I calculate the grouped averages and maximums per day for a range of dates and times?

I have a CSV dump describing the utilisation percentage of some servers in my organisation, covering data samples from several times per day. Each server belongs to a group. For each group, I have to ...

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### How do I pull rows from one sheet to another sheet automatically as data changes?

I currently use excel to create a shopping list to make it easier at the store. All rows have an item name, cost, and total based on the qty entered in the A column. Is there any way (with little to ...

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### Excel VBA - User Defined Function to turn string into formula

I'm looking for something similar to the solution posted here:
Excel function that evaluates a string as if it were a formula?
Problem is this does not seem to work with a function in there.
This ...

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### Link Excel spreadsheet into PowerPoint presentation

I need to create a weekly PowerPoint presentation for various levels of management, to keep them apprised of the status for several categories of action items my department tracks. During normal ...

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### In Excel how to add or subtract 2 different columns to the third column

I have 3 columns (A,B,C).
Column A cells I want to add to column C cells.
Column B cells I want to subtract from column C cells.
I want column C to be a running total that has added (Column A, ...

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### Saving Excel to fixed Width format - extra tabs

I have a VBA macro that takes a spreadhsheet and turns it into a fixedwidth format in another sheet using the first column only. When I save it, it always seems to have extra tabs in the text file at ...

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### Calculate Break Point Weight

I have a table like so:
Miles Weight Rate
50 1710 54
50 3417 44
50 7253 38
50 12025 36
50 16052 35
100 1716 55
100 3429 45
100 7269 39
100 12027 37
100 16055 36
Where ...

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### AVERAGEIF based on formatting

I am using Microsoft Excel 2010. I would like to do an AVERAGEIF, with the criteria based on formatting.
Ex: For cells, I choose A1-A3.
A1 is the percentage value 10%.
A2 is the number value 20.
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### Excel 2010 Formula: Finding a dynamic column based on string value, then count # of “0's” within that column

I have tried looking at many different potential avenues at solving this; INDEX, MATCH, DCOUNT, HLOOKUP with INDEX & MATCH, COUNTIF with INDEX & MATCH. What I'm looking for is a way to set the ...

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### Excel COUNTIF range search returning #N/A

I'm using Excel to search multiple days (my ranges) in a timesheet for hours worked (my HLOOKUP reads the value below the dept number) by multiple members of staff for different departments.
I've ...

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### Make excel assume that I want to open my xlstart file readonly

I have a workbook called Book1.xlsx in my XLSTART folder. Is there a way to tell excel that I want it to always open this file as readonly unless I specify otherwise? There are two reasons I want ...

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### Excel - How to merge rows from 2 tables based on a common column?

I am trying to merge 2 worksheets where only one col matches in content.
Column"A" in both worksheets have matching values but all other fields are different.
Worksheet1
Col"A" colb colc cold
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### How do I make a function update dynamically when I make changes to the function in a “master” cell?

For example, column 1 would contain input data, and subsequent columns would perform actions on that data.
Row 1 would be the master row. All changes to the formulas in row 1 would be duplicated ...

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### How can I find max value for a text as unique identifier in Excel?

This is basically for an auction setup in Google spreadsheet.
Say there are 26 bidders A to Z and each bid 5 times with different values. I need to find the max value bid by each of them and display ...

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### How to partition data from one sheet to four others based on criteria?

I've one "master" sheet in the Excel 2010 file with all my outstanding orders detail and also reflecting how many days the orders have been outstanding.
I've 4 other sheets, I'd like to extract the ...

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### Group unique elements within a time interval in Excel 2010

I have some data as such:
User Date
001 1/1/2000
002 1/25/2000
003 2/2/2005
004 2/5/2005
005 12/24/2008
I would like to find out, in each month, how many unique ...

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### Power Pivot - Average time per item

I'm trying to calculate on average, how long it takes to make each item.
Here is the data table:
Date Item Quantity Operator
01/01/2014 Item1 3 John
01/01/2014 Item2 5 ...

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### How to Run macro in excel instance “2” from excel instance “1”

Lets say i have already opened Workbook 1 in Excel instance 1 and Workbook 2 in excel instance 2
And i have macro called "AAA" in instance 1 and "ASD" in instance 2
i want to call "ASD" in instance 2 ...

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### Why some columns (fields) dissapear when I import a Power Query connection into PowerPivot on Excel 2010?

I have a Power Query connection set up in Excel 2010 that is NOT loaded into a worksheet (messy) or a data model (only for Excel 2013).
Upon entering PowerPivot, I go to 'Existing Connections' and ...

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### Locking / Hiding cells in Excel containing tables and formula

I have an Excel spreadsheet with Table in it. As we know, the cells contained in the table column are updated automatically based on the formula in the first cell in a given column by virtue of ...

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### Populate default value to a cell based on another cell content

We use a spreadsheet as our time cards. The template is stored in a server with links to it on the individual's desktops.
I am trying to figure out VB code that would help in achieving the flliwing: ...

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### Comparing two strings in excel, add value for common variables

I'm comparing two large datasets containing strings in excel. Column A contains the numbers 1-1,000,000. Column B contains 1,000,000 strings, neatly organized in the desired order. Column C contains ...

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### Histogram - adding vertical line (x-value) - Excel

I have created a histogram from a list of data:
-0.0892 8
-0.0711 16
-0.0529 19
-0.0348 13
-0.0166 5
0.0015 12
0.0197 5
0.0378 5
0.0560 3
0.0741 4
0.0923 5
0.1104 1
I would like to add a ...

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### SUM From Sheet 1 Columns to Sheet 2 Rows

Tried searching for a while, didn't see what I was looking for.
On Sheet1, I have approximately 100 columns, each representing an item. Each row is populated by a quantity of that item. As you can ...

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### Comment in fixed line in Excel gets truncated when I scroll down

I have an Excel sheet with a fixed header (first row is fixed) and some of the cells in this header contain comments. When I don't scroll down and hover over the cell, the comment is fully visible, ...

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### Can I use excel to read barcodes and take me to a specific cell?

I work for a community group that holds an annual fund raiser for charity over a weekend. I am an excel user and am wanting to set it up so that I can assign a barcode on a card to a specific person. ...

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### Named ranges changing randomly in Excel 2010

I'm trying to create some named ranges in Excel that extend using the offset function based on the number of non-empty cells in a column, with the general formula:
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### What can slow down Excel in copying worksheets, but doesn't slow down general responsiveness?

I've got a fairly complex workbook that I'm building, and it looks like it's going to need a number of the sheets copied 10-20 times over - where each copy operation takes ~45s at the moment (over ...

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### Excel 2010 Data Connection - Add Filter to Command Text

Two relevant workbooks:
Historical Data.xlsx with a table GLDATA, which includes a field cc
Template.xlsx with a named range COSTCENTER
Question: How do I modify the Command Text in the Data ...

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### Excel 2010- Document Contents Not Scrolling with Scrollbar

For some reason on a couple of computers, Excel 2010 is having issue with the scrollbar.
When the vertical scrollbar is dragged, the contents of the page do not follow (for example, as they do in a ...

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### Align column of numbers, negative numbers, decimals and percentages in Excel

My list of numbers contains the following:
48.8
4.19
(0.36)
4.52%
and I want them all to align by decimal. As far as I can tell it is not possible in a single step and the best I can do is paste ...

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### Create a linear trend line in Excel graphs with logarithmic scale

I I have an Excel scatter chart with x and y values.
I set the logarithmic scale in x-axis and y-axis.
When I add a linear trend line to the graph, the line is not linear but appears like a curve.
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### Formatting of entire column based on the grand total using color scale?

This might be answered somewhere else, but I haven't been able to find a solution to this. The question is how to use color scale for entire column just based on grand total.
I have attached the ...

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### How to get cells to default to zero or calculate additonal fees, based on selection from a drop-down list

I am building a Pay Rate Calculator worksheet with a Flat/Base pay rate & numerous Overtime pay rates. I would like to be able to have the "Overtime" pay rate cells to change depending on my ...

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### Excel Vlookup for 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th text value, instead of 1st matching value

I have rows of possible duplicate employee ID #'s, with another column of different values for the same person. I need a single column of unique ID's with the certifications transposed in the same ...

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### Excel: how to link cell from one sheet to another

could you please, help me?
i would like to find out how to do this:
i have a sheet 1: with columns: number, name, color.
i would like on sheet 2 to have 3 cells, where after entering the number, two ...

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### Excel 2010 vlookup formula - Using variable table array as input

I been trying to find out if its possible to automatically expand the table_array on this VLOOKUP formula:
=VLOOKUP(B2,Sheet2!$F$4:$G$965,2,FALSE)
I'm calling the values from Sheet2 to add into a ...

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### Plot 3 y axis in excel

I'm trying to plot three axes on the same graph. My data headings are: date/time (x axis), water level, temp, trout up, trout down.
I've seen examples where this is possible but don't know how to do ...

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### Excel: Averaging Sensor Data by Time Stamp

I have a device that collects temperature measurements from several sensors at discreet time intervals. This data is dumped into a .csv file with each row formatted as: [time] [sensor name] ...

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### How to automatically select a non-consecutive range of rows/columns

I have an Excel document in which I want to select a few hundred rows (not necessarily consecutive), in order to then copy them into another document (which will incidentally serve as a source ...

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### Why won't this Excel autoformat work: =“$G5<max(I5:AB5)”

I want to make the cell change color when any one of a range of cells is greater than its valve. This seems like pretty simple code to me, but when I test it out, the cell doesn't change color. It ...

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### Excel: Random select within table that meets two criteria

Here is an example of my data:
Name: Office: Years:
John Smith Canada 1
Bob Smith Canada 1
Jake Smith Canada 1
Sarah Smith Canada 1
On another sheet I want ...

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### Conditional formatting

What I am looking to do is have a conditional format set up so that if row G contains the value "In progress" "With 3rd Party" or "Identifying" and row H, J or K contain no value then highlight rows A ...

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### Excel 2010, how to show percentage values on clustered columns chart?

I was looking for a better way to do this but no luck googling. My problem is about showing numeric values and percentage value in clustered column chart. When I use pie chart, there is an option to ...

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### IF Function on excel - i need to put a formula into one cell using to < < however it isnt working

I need to put in one cell that IF the value of H3 and F3 is lower that 25000 but higher than 0 it will equal 29.95, if false 0
the formula
=if(0

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### Formula on one sheet using indirect reference to contents of a cell on another sheet returning #VALUE

Excel 2010. Formula on Sheet1: =COUNTIF($D$9:INDIRECT($D$7),"qa") returns the count of cells that contain the text qa in range $D$9 through whichever cell is referenced in cell &D$7.
However, ...