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

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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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### 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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### Excel: Why is VLOOKUP returning inconsistent and unexpected results?

I'm automating an Excel column to assign account values based on the vendor paid. For instance, if AT&T gets paid, the account value is Utilities:Telephone, and when the post office is paid, the ...

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### Excel Table function

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

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### Looking up the same value in a row and returning multipe corresponding values

I am trying to lookup value 1 in the example below and return corresponding column name. When I use index match, it only looks up the first column which corresponds to 1 in the below example, it looks ...

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### Excel: Keeping references/links when transposing

I have a worksheet in where I have table (let's call it the summary table) with references to a another table (among others) which is 2x40 (rows x columns). I would like to tranpose this into a 40x2 ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Tab (\t) is not recognized as columns delimiter when pasting into Excel 2013

I'm pasting data separated by tab, usually the excel would be a "little" cleaver and separate the data by columns at each tab character.
I don't know why, but Excel doesn't recognize the tabs anymore ...

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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 - How can I collapse data, eliminating blank rows?

I have a 3 column, 20 row table. (A1:C20)
The 3 columns are each 1 digit of a 3 digit number.
Some of the rows have 3 digits, some are blank.
I need a way to return all the non-blank rows of 3 ...

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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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### excel - ask for input to be used as new cell values

I use excel 2007 and I want to create the following function:
At first I need to add a vba function button that prompts the user to add four different values, e.g. a name, a number, a date and an ...

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### Sum of Multiple VLOOKUPs

I am trying to find a formula that would help me sum the results of multiple VLOOKUPs. For example, you have two sheets that look like the following:
Sheet1
Fruit______ Orange_Apple_Banana
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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 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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### Auto Updating Month Over Month and Year Over Year formulas

I have a spreadsheet that has several different sheets (Visitors, Buyers, Conversion Rate, GMS). Each sheet has the data on that statistic monthly from 2013 onward. So sheet 1 shows monthly visitors ...

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### How to check if cell contains entry from another column?

So basically I have a column(A) with company names and addresses together. I have another sheet with a column(B) with the company names that are members. I want to check if the companies in A are ...

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### LibreOffice calc countifs with date

I got 3 columns. 1 column(D) text, 1 column(T) 0 or 1, 1 column date(A) 01.01.2010 till 31.12.2014 .
I want to count up until a specific date, for example 10.10.2011:
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### Trouble with IRR formula in Excel 2008 on MacBook

I am getting an error message for a relatively simple calculation.
I am trying to calculate the IRR over a 2.5 year period for a set of data in which -11,000,000 is the initial investment and zero ...

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### Go to first non-negative cell in a row and divide by another cell

I'm looking to have Excel calculate the financial payback period for me.
In words, I'm trying to count and return the first non-negative number in a row and divide that value by a corresponding cell.
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### Excel 2010 Compile Data from Multiple Worksheets into Summary Spreadsheet

I've compile a structural steel and architectural finishes material take off for an industrial building.
I simply tallied the quantity of each length of each shape on a sheet corresponding to each ...

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### Excel Table Copy Wrong Formula with Newly Inserted Rows?

I am trying to create a simple spreadsheet to track costs. I have a total of five columns with different categories, two of which have formulas. I wanted to be able to insert a new row into the ...

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### Microsoft Excel 2007 - Auto Update in 1st Sheet based on What updated in 2nd sheet (2nd sheet Update will be in Fixed Column but Random Row)

Actually I'm facing a problem now.
I am using Excel 2007.
And, I have two different sheet of excel file with me.
My 1st sheet is my report.
My 2nd sheet is my customer name.
I hope that when ever ...

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### EXCEL: I have a column of single-word strings and would like to see if any of these strings are contained in a column of multi-word cells

Example:
In column A I have a list of words "Apple, Banana, Orange, etc." each in their own cell.
In column C I have a column of multi-word strings like C1="I ate an apple", C2="Bananas are gross" ...

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### summing values associated with names in multiple columns

I'm trying to sum up total values with names. There are 8 total columns rotating between a list of names and then values. I believe a sum if function would work, but I'm too novice to find the right ...

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### Convert COUNTIFS formula to SUM(IF) to enable external workbook references?

I need to convert the following formula to one that uses SUM(IF), as I am given a #value error when the external data source is closed.
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### Return value from table using Multi-dependent drop-down list

I am trying to obtain the value of a column header (or topmost row value for a specific column) based on the selection of properties from 2 drop-down lists.
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### Creating automated Microsoft Excel filtered list

I have the following situation in one of my Excel sheets:
I have a table with some values, particularly "date", "stock" and "cost" among other data. The table may contain values from various ...

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### Google sheets formula reference cell data in another sheet

I need help with formatting a sheet. My sheet that I need to format is an attendance list. I want the names of the students in column A that have a certain teacher. I want to pull those names from ...

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### =VLOOKUP() function performed on dollar value displays value without “$”

I'm not entirely sure how to present pleasant-looking spreadsheet representations on SE, so I would appreciate any advice on that issue given on the side.
I want the B2 cell to display the salary ...

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### Excel: Finding comma delimited values in reference range

I have a two-sheet excel file in which I want to see if specific values are present in some column, based on comma separated values in some other cell. The idealized case would be:
Sheet1: Cell A1
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### “Filter by Selected Cell's Color” is so slow

I have a row includes like 60-70 thousand lines. 30.000 of them colored. And I'm trying to filter them by "Filter by Selected Cell's Color" but it's so slow. It take forever to filter just 70.000 ...

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### Excel changes formula to numbers randomly

I have had recently a number of instances where Excel has changed formula to the numerical results of the formula :
Formula Formula
Formula Formula
Number Formula
Formula Formula
I have ...

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### Pointing to another excel worksheet in a 3d table dynamicaly

I have a 3d table for some stocks of products, all sheets identical and all.
If product name is "OIM", the worksheet the data is on is called "ROIM" and so on.
Now, I would like to find a dynamic ...

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### incorrect IF formula evaluation

I have the following formula:
=IF(SELL_INVESTMENT="YES",1,2)
It returns not 1 or 2 but 0.
I verified that the cell contains YES and it should return 1.
The file contains over 1000 cells. "Trace ...

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### Getting data from closed files with concatenate formula

Each day a program is creating an excel file for me with some data for the current day.
Like what is the price for products, how many people are available today and things like that.
Based on all ...

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### Generating ID#'s in GIS attribute table

In the attribute table within GIS, I have a certain column with ascending values, and I want to assign ID numbers (for easier readability and display) to a corresponding column. So for instance:
Feet ...

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### Using Excel to calculate time differences with blank cells and calculate monthly totals

I have a sheet that looks like this:
Level 1 Level 2 OFF
Date Time Date Time Date Time Total T Total L2
12/3/2013 12:50 ...

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### Finding IPs covered by Subnets in an Excel document

So I have a giant excel document that contains a list of IPs, but there are also entrys that have subnets. So for example, I might see "IP" "/16" and the first two octets would be the first two ...

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### Displaying some cells data depending on selected text from other sheet

I have an excel sheet which looks similar to below and with some more columns.
Area Branch Empolyees Products Shelfs
Area1 Area1 Branch1 10 Product 1 10
Area1 Area1 ...

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### Mail Merge | Excel transpose or any other solution

i have an excel with 3 columns: domains, clients, email clients
each client can have more than one domain.
I want to mail merge all my clients to make a change in the dns. but i don't want to send 5 ...

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### Excel Forumla for SUMPRODUCT to exclude rows/cols

I am rather new to using Excel. How can I take a formula like this
=SUMPRODUCT(B3:B39, A3:A39)
and have it exclude specific rows that I am using as headers/dividers. But seem to break the formula ...

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### Is there something better than VLOOKUP?

I'm wondering if there is something like a VLOOKUP for multiple matches in one column.
So, for example, if I have the following:
Alfred red
Jone orange
Christina blue
Danielle blue
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