# Tagged Questions

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### Date Arithmetic in Spreadsheets

I have a bunch of data in a spreadsheet where the left-most column represents a date in the format DD-MM. Here's an example for column A:
15-09
23-09
25-09
30-09
02-10
I ...

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### How to combine data from multiple sheets into 1 main sheet in calc

I have an excel file which gets generated from various database servers on fly by executing sql. Separate sheet gets generated for each server. Now I simply want to combine data of all sheets. Each ...

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### Conditional Formatting a date/time comparison

The function I'm working on specifically compares & colors a daily recurring time range set in 2 different cells. A specific date in the target cells (produced by a formula) compare to that daily ...

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### Make a system call to calculate a spreadsheet cell value

Is it possible for me to make a system call in order to calculate a cell value in LibreOffice Calc?
To clarify, can I set a cell's formula to something like this:
=B3*C4-system("/my/amazing/script ...

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### Openoffce Calc - Substitute space with line break by function

in my calc document for example cell A1 has the value
A1:"AB 0123"
and in cell B1 I need the same value with a line break instead of the space like
B1:"AB\n0123".
How can I archive this?
I ...

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### Openoffice Calc - use cell font color in formula

I have some openoffice calc sheets where some rows are maked with
the font color red. All other rows are in the default font color.
Can I use the font color of a cell within a formula to react to ...

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### How do I drag down complex calculations in open office.

For example if A1 contains 30 and in A2 I write =A1-6 then I'll get 27 in A2 and if I click the little black squair in the lower right hand corner of A2 and drag it down then I get a column that looks ...

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### OpenOffice Calc regex returns wrong value - what's wrong with my regex?

I have a column of text with values concatenated by my bank, as in a typical monthly statement.
Here is an example (column A240):
OCT 26 BALANCEPROTECTOR PREMIUM $10.05
I'm trying to set the ...

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### Get frequency distribution of several columns partitioned by one other column

I'm doing some basic survey analysis. I want to break down responses to various questions based on Male or Female. Each row is a response, each column is a question. Column A has the Male/Female ...

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### How to reference variable sheet in OpenOffice Calc?

I want to reference a cell in another sheet, and the formula I get when pressing = followed by changing sheet, clicking on the cell and pressing Enter, gives me
'Sheet2'.A2
Which is fine, except ...

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### Spreadsheets: How do I perform functions on a set/array described by a row of (count, value) pairs?

I have excel 2000, google docs, and the latest open office calc available to me. I'm after a solution in any of those, ideally.
I have a multiset of data described by rows of (count, value) pairs. ...

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### Calc - How to combine rows from multiple sheets into 1 main sheet

I have several statements separating my various bank accounts in Calc, they all use the same columns and have a Date column which I sort them by.
I want to create a 'Overview' sheet which contains ...

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### how to find cells that have a certain text in open office's calc (excel might work also)

I need to calculate averages on my expenses spreadsheet, so I figured out I could do something like this:
- get all cells that have the text "electric bill"
- get the cell at the right of that one, ...

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### How to set 2 conditions / criterias for VLOOKUP / LOOKUP / etc in OpenOffice Calc (or Excel)

I have this spreadsheet that started as a silly aid for a game (Mafia Wars 2), but grew into a tricky spreadsheet question.
In the game your character have 9 "slots" for weapons and armors, 1 for ...

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### OpenOffice Calc - how to insert BLANK in a formula?

In Calc, as in most spreadsheet applications, an IF() function exists that can be used to control behaviour, for example inserting this formula in cell C1.
=IF(A1>B1;"A";"B")
will display A in ...

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### How do I make a random selection in a spreadsheet using more than one criteria

I have a spreadsheet created in OpenOffice (V3.3.0 in Windows 7 32 bit) that I use as a database of my DVD collection. After asking a question in SuperUser, I have it so it can pop up a random title ...

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### How can I determine if a number is between two values in OpenOffice Calculator?

I'm trying to write a formula that will do different things depending on which number range the number inputted to it lies in.
If the number is between 0-40 inclusive, I want it to return 0.
If the ...

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### Cell value string to Int in OpenOffice Calc?

I have "1 hour", "2 hours", in a column in Calc, and I would like to extract the numbers only. I've tried VALUE(A9), but it doesn't work.

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### Open Office Calc - Round to 5?

Is there a way I can have a cell round a number to the the nearest 5?
For example, the number 114 would round to 115, or 62 would round to 60

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### Get adjacent column value in OpenOffice.org Calc

I'm trying to get the value of adjacent columns in OpenOffice.org Calc.
I have several rows, each with a column that should have its value incremented by one when a column immediately to the right ...

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### Count the number of contiguous empty cells at the end of a row

I have rows of data, some cells are empty and some contain a number. I need to identify how many contiguous empty cells exist at the end of each row.
I've tried using a string of nested IF ...

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### How to create a formula for every row in a column in Google SpreadSheet?

I use three columns. A, B and C.
In column C I have a formula every row =A1*(1.6*B1) and then for the next row I have =A2*(1.6*B2) in C2.
How can I do so I don't have to type in the new formula in ...

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### Spreadsheet forumula questions to pick a random DVD

I have a list of my (279) DVD’s in an OpenOffice Spreadsheet (version 3.3.0) on my Windows 7 laptop and I want to create a formula to randomly pick a film to watch (for occasions when I can’t make up ...

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### Excel: How to sum values in a column based on multiple criteria

I have a list of criteria in row 20, like this:
A20: "My Company, Inc."
B20: "Client Expenses"
C20: "Travel"
The data is below, like this:
B40: "Client Expenses"
C40: "My Company, Inc."
D40: ...