# Tagged Questions

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### How to efficiently reference an entire row in Excel?

I am working on a budget spreadsheet in which I have to pull in cell data from another external spreadsheet. I have to do this for several different sheets with massive amounts of data in the sheets, ...

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### How to sort columns in Excel so that only one value appears in each row?

Say I have a a spreadsheet with the following data:
A B C D
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2 1 0 2
3 2 1 4
5 3 3 6
7 5 6 8
11 8 10 10
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### How to perform a function based on surrounding cells in Excel?

My rows on my spreadsheet look like the following:
foo | cherry | 400
bar | lemon | 300
foo | cherry | 500
bar | cherry | 70
I want another row to make calculations in column C based on the ...

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### Sumproduct, Sumif, Indirect and named ranges issue

I have this formula that works:
=SUMPRODUCT(SUMIF(INDIRECT(Financials&"!$B3:$B10000"),'Information PG1'!$K$2,INDIRECT(Financials&"!d3:d10000")))
where Financials is a named range. If I ...

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### add same value to range of cells in microsoft excel

I want to add the same word from cell B1 to B40000
I do not want to use the click and drag box method to apply it across multiple cells/rows.
I know I have to type in the formula bar B1:B40000 but I ...

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### Google Spreadsheet/Excel filtering

As you can see in this image I have spreadsheet of many athlets, that will participate in competition.
My task is using groups (or ranges) DISCIPLINAS (en. Disciplines), which contains 100m run, ...

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### Cannot delete created excel table

I have created an excel table. However, I now want to delete or change it because my range changed.
However I can't delete it in the excel Name Manager:
Any suggestion why I cannot delete it?
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### Count instances of a letter in a row if a certain cell in that row contains a specified date

I have a spreadsheet containing a column of dates (week commencing) with columns of data to the right of it, and a conditional formatting rule that highlights this week's row based on the date.
I ...

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### Share cost of activities between participants in spreadsheet

Say you have a spreadsheet you use to fairly share the cost of activities between people (example google doc):
A B C D E
1 Activity Cost User1 User2 User3
2 1 ...

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### Replicate a Calculation Sheet for each customer

I created a LibreOffice sheet, with the detailed list of expenses. And a second list with the names and debts of each neighbour.
However, I'd like to generate a personalise replica of the first ...

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### Define a range based on the result of the INDEX function

In Excel it is possible to write a function looking like that:
=SUM(A1:INDEX(...))
Where the end of the range of the data to sum is dynamically defined by the result of the INDEX function.
The ...

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### How can I do this in spreadsheets?

Let's say you have a table like this:
| A | B | C |
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1| sex | age | answer q1 |
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2| ...

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### Google docs SpreadSheet get reuslt from a formula inside a formula

I was trying to obtain the result of a formula that is inside of another formula.
| A | B | C | D | E |
| Option1 | D2-(D2*10%)| | 10 | Result |
| Option2 | ...

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### Indirect lookup across spreadsheets

I have a spreadsheet that has information about all products for every week of the year.
Currently I have a second spreadsheet that is setup to look at the first one for each field (currently has 52 ...

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### How to get data from separate worksheets displayed in a single separate worksheet

I am working on a spreadsheet in Microsoft excel 2010. In the spreadsheet I have 3 worksheets. These are known as:
1st
2nd
Cases
Now in the 1st and 2nd Worksheets, there is a table at the bottom ...

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### How to create a formula which finds a cell that matches a range of other cells then produces a number if the cell appears.

am having trouble with finding a suitable formula for my spreadsheet in excel.
In column A i have a list of postcodes (439 postcodes). In column B-BL i also have postcodes (these postcodes are in ...

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### Collect Row # of Matching Elements in Excel

I'm trying to collect the row numbers that match a certain value in multiple columns of an excel worksheet. The behavior I'm looking for reflects the table below:
|---|---------|---------|---------|
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### Excel Spreadsheets: If A:A does not equal C:C, how do i list columns A, B and C somewhere else?

I have an issue with referencing an excel spreadsheet:
I have data in columns A and C that's (mostly) equal, I want to isolate and create a separate list for the rows that are not equal.
For ...

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### Excel Equations for Spreadsheet

I have a excel spreadsheet, and while I like to think of myself as quite the excel wizard, this one has me stumped, it's probably something ridiculous but I really can't get it too work. I have a ...

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### How do I add values in column B if column A contains the same employee surname more than once?

State of Data: I have column A which has names of employes and column B has number of hours. How do I add the hours if column A contains same employee surname more than once?
I have been using what I ...

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### How do I split single cell contents into multiple columns without seperators?

I have an excel spreadsheet that has the following:
Cell A1 ABCD 1234
I would like to split this to be
CELL A1: ABCD
CELL B1: A
CELL C1: B
CELL D1: C
CELL E1: D
I tried using the ...

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### Spreadsheet fill down for a formula

I want to add a formula to multiple cells in a column without typing them all out. now don't just tell me about the fill option as that does not do what I want (as far as I can tell).
When I used ...

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### Numbers conditional formatting based on a different cell in the same row

I have a Numbers spreadsheet, with "quantity required" and "quantity in stock" columns, then each part is on a row. I'm trying to use conditional formatting to turn a cell yellow when # required = # ...

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### Is there a way to delete everything except what is selected in Excel?

I have an Excel template with 20 tabs (worksheets) and plenty of data in each sheet. When a user opens a copy of the template, he will only need to use one tab.
Is there a sneaky way to select that ...

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### What is { } used for in Microsoft Excel 2010?

I came across this function in one of my worksheets and wanted to know what the curly braces are used for.
Here is an example.
{=array(sheet1!a1,sheet2!a3,sheet2!a5,sheet2!a6)}

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### Rows disappear when removing duplicates libreoffice

I pasted a lot of data in Column A.
Then I removed duplicates:
Data > Filter > Standard Filter > More Options > No Duplication
Now I'm stuck in row 2632, i.e. I can´t scroll up to rows ...

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### Complex rota hours calculation in excel

OK so there are a number of different shifts in operation here and I want a total hours formula.
problem is the rota is written using a number of different notations for different shifts
some are ...

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### ADDRESS function nested in SUM returns Err: 502

When working on one problem, I came upon something that confuses me and was hoping for some clarification.
I am trying to use the SUM() function in a very round about way.
The formula
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### How to calculate how much I've worked per day?

I'm having a problem when I try to calculate how much time I've worked per day by using an Excel formula. It returns valid results for when I've worked until 12:00 PM but if I passes it, values come ...

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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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### Alternative, more efficient scraping method for a noncoder, than Google doc's importxml and xpath?

I've searched throughout the net for a simple solution, but it seems everyone has their own unique method (coding language) of achieving this. I'm only just beginning to learn Linux, and my coding ...

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### Searchable tags in Excel?

I'm building a database of spiders, organizing them by name, country, and region within that country.
The problem is that many of the spiders exist in multiple countries and regions within that ...

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### Auto updating similar formulas

I'm trying to see if there's a way to get my Excel sheet to auto update with new formulas as I enter it.
For example if D4 down to D27 was the same formula(=SUM(B4/25)) and I wanted to change it too ...

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### Turn Excel spreadsheet into a formula

I have an Excel spreadsheet that has a complex computation that is not trivial to turn into a macro or a single-cell formula. The spreadsheet has about 10 different inputs (values a human enters in ...

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### Filtering by currency in Excel

I have this situation in Microsoft Excel:
Cells are formatted by using "Format Cells" and setting the Currency manually for each cell. So, they are not simple strings. I would to sum filtering by ...

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### copy worksheet to several workbook

I created a worksheet/spreadsheet with functions and references to cells in other worksheets/spreadsheets within same workbook to create a report of other worksheets within the same workbook.
I have ...

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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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### Excel Formula to Calculate Duration of Time Based on a String of Text Such As 9:00am — 12:30pm

I'm trying to develop an Excel formula that would calculate the actual time duration for a string of a time range of the following format: 1:00am – 3:00am
According to this article it seems it should ...

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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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### In Excel, doing a “Freeze Panes” on the right-most column instead of the left-most?

My understanding of Excel's "Freeze Panes" feature is that you can only freeze the left-most column(s), or top-most row(s).
However, I have a table where a very important column needs to be located ...

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### Using excel, how can I count the number of cells in a column containing the text “true” or “false”?

I have a spreadsheet that has a column of cells where each cell contains a single word. I would like to count the occurrences of some words. I can use the COUNTIF function for most words, but if the ...

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### I hyperlinked a cell in excel 2003, formula issues?

I have a budget spreadsheet using excel 2003. I have My deposit, then all of my bills, the total, then a cell that has the difference(between the amount of deposit and the total of the bills). The ...

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### MS Excel convert cell matrix (1x15 -> 3x5)

What is the formula for displaying cells in a 3 cell increment at a time, like A1, A4, A7, A10?
Moreover, would it be possible to transform below a list (1x15) of data into a table(3x5). Thanks.
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### Excel cell references not updating when referenced cells are sorted

There are two tables, each with 75 entries. Each entry in the 2nd table calls an entry in the first table a parent. One of my 2nd table columns contains the "Parent Price", referencing the Price ...

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### Spreadsheet formula: lowest 100 values in a range

Is there any way I could sum up the lowest 100 values within a range?
I know that min() would give you the lowest value but i need something to return the 100 lowest values.
I just used 100 ...

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### Excel annoyance: How to maintain formulas in a ledger?

A common use of Excel is to create a spreadsheet which functions as a transaction ledger of some kind, where one or more fields in each row is calculated by adding a value or values from the current ...

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### Error 502 in OpenOfficeSpreadsheet formula

The formula failing is the following:
=IF(TIMEVALUE(C2 & ":00") > TIMEVALUE(B2 & ":00"); 0; C2-B2)
I previously tried
=IF(C2 > B2; 0; C2-B2)
but this also gives me "Error 502".
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### What's the difference between “vlookup” and “lookup” in Excel?

What is the main basic difference between VLOOKUP and LOOKUP in Excel?
I read the main point is that you can specify a range of columns in VLOOKUP and then pick one to return the value. However, it ...