Questions about using in-cell functions/formulas in spreadsheet software.

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### What function (or functions) can I use to pass worksheet title to a reference?

I have a number of cells on a worksheet that reference another worksheet. Pretty straight forward except I have to type the name of each worksheet in each formula which is becoming monotonous. What I ...

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### Excel Index Match with IFs?? + options for next in list

OK I have been working on this for some time and can't quite get things right in the various combinations I have tried, so I am asking for advice.
I have a management data table where column C is a ...

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### How to copy a column with conditional format by “value” - Libreoffice 4.1

I have a column that contains the data and a set of rules for the conditional format of the cells.
i.e. the conditional format changes the background colour of some cells if they are negative.
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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### ArrayFormula + Average giviing me div/o error

I have the formula on B2
if(D2="", "", AVERAGE(D2:AF2))
This gives me the average of all numbers in the row, and takes off the ugly error when there is no numbers. I tried spreading this formula to ...

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### What does the TABLE function do?

I got a the formula {=TABLE(C7,C5)}.
I cannot find any table name from ribbon Name Manager, so I think there is no table. So, what is this formula doing ?

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### Return an array from a lookup

I have a table with column A containing vendors and column B containing product codes. One vendor has many product codes.
In another place I need an array of product codes for a specific vendor. The ...

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### Using getpivot in excel to create flexible reports based on user inputs

I am trying to make a report in Excel that sits on a very large set of data (set up in proper pivot form). I want to be able to select a value for a few fields (or select a value from 1 field but ...

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### Splitting an excel 2010 spreadsheet into multiple workbook files based on column value

I find and clean a lot of contact data, sorted by country, which I am currently using excel to manage. Mainly because it is easier to clean and manipulate the data I find this way, and I can easily ...

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### automatically transfer any data on excel spreadsheet to master spreadsheet

I work in a library and I am working on a workbook to track our orders from one company. I have three sheets where each sheet represents a different branch of our library. I am trying to have it set ...

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### Microsoft Excel hyperlink function to a specific location in a Word doc

I have a long column of numbers in Excel that I have mail merged to a Word doc. I would like to write a function in Excel that will hyperlink each cell from this column to its corresponding mail ...

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### How can I move columns based on the column header title to another workbook?

I have to average grades based on each objective for a new report card we have to complete this year. Column one has students names, each additional column will have the objective associated with the ...

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### Excel for Mac 2011 move column 2 in sheet 1 to column 1 in sheet 2

I would like to move column 2 into column 1 for each successive sheet, one sheet per week, automatically. Is that possible? I do it with this formula ='1st week'!D2 and manually changing '1st week' to ...

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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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### 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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### How might I evenly assign arbitrary categories smoothly across a large population?

Does Excel have a feature or set of features that can be used to accomplish the opposite of sorting? So, rather than sorting rows so that similar values are contiguous, I want similar values optimally ...

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### What is the best way to create charts of “database-style” tables and data in Excel?

I'm a biologist and I frequently have to do analysis on relatively large (for Excel) datasets. Usually a few charts are needed to display the data, but creating them seems to require laying out out ...

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### Excel formula If column B starts with… then columns D & E populate from a list

I'm working on a spread sheet where column B is filled with ID numbers. Column D and E correlate directly to the first few digits of the ID number.
Example:
B= 1.1.1 then D= Imaging and E= T.P.
B= ...

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### How do I copy/referrence last value of the column from another file and worksheet

I have two spreadsheets - one is the inventory sheet that gets updated with sales and purchases, and the other spreadsheet is where I want to reference or copy the ending inventory as soon as it gets ...

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### How can I Collate and create totals of a range of transactions in iwork Numbers

ColumnA ColumnB
Dave 10
Dave 10
Peter 5
Susan 5
Dave 5
Peter 5
I would like to create new table to read down ColumnA, create a new list with no Duplicates and Total up the Values ...

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### excel - how to count number of names in a column, name is specified in a cell

I have two worksheets, "Clients 2014" and "Receipts 2014".
The receipts have client names for each row (each row is a receipt).
The search key is in the "Clients 2014" worksheet.
I want to ...

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### Memory limits in Excel (functions lookup)

can I obtain an advice how many Excel files with what size can I have opened at the same and link with functions (lookup) in Excel 2010 32 bit system?
Is there a way to predict how fast the ...

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### Why is VLOOKUP returning wrong cells as data is refreshed?

I am creating a spread sheet which works out my material requirements based on future order forecast. I have live data in the workbook which represents the material on stock and they're location. I ...

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### Rearrange columns from fiscal year to calendar year in OpenOffice spreadsheet

I have twelve monthly columns plus a total column in a spreadsheet that was originally created for an April through March fiscal year. Now I need to rearrange the columns for a calendar year, without ...

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### IF Function Combined with Median date range check across multiple sheets

I am trying to create a formula that checks if a single cell date falls between a beginning and end date using the median function, and if so returns a value. I have multiple sheets I would like the ...

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### Excel no longer auto update my calculation?

My excel sheets does not auto update my formulas. It did up to a point and now it no longer do. Just checked the settings under file and it is set to auto? Can some please help. Sheet to big to redo.
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### Prevent Excel from changing formula of last row of table when adding a new row

I have a table with columns named "date", "cost" and "daily". "Date" is a date, "cost" is a number and "daily" is a formula calculating the total cost of each day. The formula looks like this:
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### Delineate Excel Formula Without Using Wizards

Is there a combination of excel formulas that I could use to do this without using VBA or the import wizard? I know how to insert comma delimited data from a text file and to split a cell into ...

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### copy and paste according to a order in a column

I want a macro that will fetch data from Series B and Automatically paste it according to the serial of Serial A. ASeries B and Series A data are same but Series B is not ordered. So i'm looking for ...

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### Formula to search two columns of a database and return value from different cell in the matching row

I am designing a spreadsheet for scheduling appointments. On one sheet I have all the data but the dates and times are not in chronological order. I am having trouble writing a formula that will ...

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### Excel automatically applying styles to new data

I'm having a problem with Excel 2013.
I have a spreadsheet filled with names and related information for applicants. When I contact the applicants, I highlight the cells (using the fill tool) so I ...

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### Excel locked columns

-Is is possible to lock a column, for example column F, and then set it so if i scroll from column E, all other columns will appear before the F column. I am trying to set F up at the end of a spread ...

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### Can Excel automatically create an x-axis range?

I'm doing a basic financial analysis with Excel. The gist of it is I have an input parameter (discount rate) plus a bunch of static data that gets fed into the =NPV(rate, x1...x_i) function. I would ...

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### Excell 2013 Calculating across Multiple Sheets number of fields

I am trying to work out the total number of fields across multiple sheets to arrive at the total number of new members each month.
Some months have little as 50 others as much as 250+.
I thought I ...

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### Issue Using Advanced Filter with Multiple Criteria

I'm trying to use the advanced filter to filter multiple criteria in two separate columns. The example I'm about to show is simplified so it is very important that we stick with advanced filter as ...

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### Expanding abbreviated text with Substitute formula in Excel

I have a spreadsheet contains a list of 24k items found in a grocery store. Most items have abbreviated words such as: w/ for with; choc for chocolate; sauv for sauvignon. Yet the list contains both ...

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### Keeping cells in the same row lined up when columns in the same row have 2 different data sources

I am working on a worksheet that references data on a different worksheet (within the same workbook). Each row in the referenced worksheet represents an order. Data from the referenced worksheet ...

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### microsoft excel 2010 formula writing

I am writing numbers in a cell, but need the value of these numbers to change according to the letter being assigned. For example:
70 if I add a Q on the cell before (or after) it, I want it to ...

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### Check if substring of cell in one row matches with another cell on column values in another row

I have a table with 2 columns (ID number, Description) as shown below:
ID no Description
1001 A letter to george william
1001 ...

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### Excel 2010 “lastcell” issue with formula in complete column

I'm currently using a formula throughout a column in an Excel 2010 worksheet. It works fine, but I'm not really using the entire worksheet, I only don't want to have to worry about adding the formula ...

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### Spreadsheet Function Help - From A Table Of Names And Birth Dates Pull A List Of Names As Of A Reference Date And There About

I have posted this question before, and got half-solution. Pls have a look at this link to get an idea.
http://yogi--anand-consulting.blogspot.in/2014/11/yogifrom-table-of-names-and-birth-dates.html
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### Formula to copy rows to a new worksheet based on a single value in a row

I need to extract complete rows from a spreadsheet to a new spreadsheet based on a specified value in the row. Cannot be advanced filtering since that only allows me to copy into same worksheet. Is ...

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### Microsoft Excel Starter 2010

I have multiple columns/tables of data that I want to use in what I think would be an if/then formula BUT I have more than 2 options ie. I want to be able to type in a number (62111) and have it auto ...

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### Formula entered in a cell on sheet A referencing sheet B populates in sheet B

I'm seeing an error when entering formulae which reference another worksheet. This typically only happens with large workbooks.
Example: I have two sheets, DataSheet and OutputSheet. On OutputSheet I ...

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### Auto propagation of formulas down the columns for each new row

How to propagate those formulas down the respective colums for every new row automatically? There is an webhook which creates new rows with data with those columns (A1, X2, Y2) empty, and I would need ...

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### Notepad++ vlookup to Excel

I have an XML file that has some specific incorrect text within it. The incorrect text is associated to a specific code that identifies it,. Eg: CODE="RM014" PART="ROOM MONITOR".
The issue is that ...

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### Xcel spreadsheet formula for sorting qualifying names

I am trying to set up a spread sheet to determine qualification for employee of the month. I am able to insert all the employees that qualify under a certain criteria. How can I make a formula that ...

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### Trying to get VLOOKUP to get data from a table array on another workbook where the worksheet name is variable

I currently pull data in from 4 workbooks using the INDIRECT function, the formula is as follows,
=INDIRECT("'[" & $AE$1 & "]" & $AA$13 &"'!" & $AI$1)
$AE$1 contains the workbook ...

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### Alternate row colors only if there are contents in them

I want to alternate row colors in an OpenOffice spreadsheet, but only if the first cell in the row has contents in it.
The following function works great to return the correct value:
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### Copy distinct values in calc

I have some text data in column A, adding data to that column is the standard use case. I would like Calc to dynamically copy only unique values to, say, column D.
I am aware of OpenOffice: get ...