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

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### Excel Equation: How to skip cell value if row header contains certain text

So I have a workbook for tracking my inventory in real time. It's a really bad bandaid for a problem I cannot have addressed at the moment, so bare with me.
The issue is, I want to have my inventory ...

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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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### Excel 2007 how to put a text message in a cell if multiple cells are filled with data

I am trying to put a text message in a cell (say c1) if multiple cells in column A have data in. The cells in column A are A1-3, A5, A6 A8 and will have data from 1-5. I only want the text message ...

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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 2007 - formula to display last updated cells

I have 6 cells, A1-A6 in Sheet1.
A1,A3,& A5 contain numbers 1-3
A2,A4,& A6 contain the date the numbers changed.
A1 & A2 will be filled first. I want to display both cells in Sheet2 in ...

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### How can I create an IF-THEN statement in Excel with two variables?

A B C(Output)
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| 65 | 0 | 2 |
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| 31 | 99 | 3 |
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### Use AVERAGEIF across multiple cell ranges in a worksheet

I am using AVERAGEIF using the following to return the answer
=AVERAGEIF('Sheet 2'!H3:K10,I9,'Sheet 2'!K3:K10)
This works well if I have all the information in one sheet, however I have the ...

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### Using a Defined Name in a Formula

I have a set of cells with values:
A1,B3,C5,D7,E11,F13,G17,H19,I23
I have a formula to select, at random, the value stored in one of these cells:
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### Why doesn't this array formula work when cell reference contains a formual?

I have created an array formula (first formula below) to return the nth value in Data!B:B based on the date value in B4. The formulas appear to work when I have the date in B4 but if I use the second ...

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### Excel: delete row if empty cell condition is true across multiple columns

I have a data set in Excel that i need to filter out rows where no data exists (i.e.- empty cell). It isn't as easy as deleting a row that has an empty cell in one column but rather if there are empty ...

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### Excel 2010 - VLookup -

I have two identities associated with one unique value in the table. I need to pull both the values in another sheet using vlookup - is that possible.
Here is the example:
Id Owner Name
A1 Owner 1
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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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### How do I copy multiple rows to another sheet based on selection with checkboxes in Excel?

This is a screen clip of 2 sheets in Excel 2013. What I am trying to do is that if the checkbox corresponding with the row is checked, the text in the row shows up in the second sheet. There will ...

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### Excel 2011 for Mac - formula property dropdown list missing

Basically missing the dropdown properties list on Excel 2011 for Mac. How do I enable/show it?
I've already:
ticked the "show function ScreenTips option" under Excel Preferences > View > ...

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### How to count number of distinct values containing specific text

I'm not sure if I've phrased that question well so I'll elaborate.
I have 160 lines of file numbers, many of which are duplicates. In each file number there is a value that determines the year the ...

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### IF statement error message in Excel

The following formula is returning a #VALUE! error.
=IF(L$3<$H11,4*5,(IF("<0",0,(5-(L$3-$H11))*4)))
Why is it returning an error? I know that the error is coming from somewhere in the second ...

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### How to add up Column B based on whether Column A is a duplicate value?

I have two columns, one with names and the other filled with '1'. Column A has many duplicates in it - this is intended - what I need is a formula to add the 1s in Column B if the corresponding values ...

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### Matching and returning values to populate column

I have a workbook (Excel 2007) with two sheets. Sheet1 has more than 8,000 employees and their associated unit numbers, which is a 6-digit ID. I am trying to populate Sheet1!C:C with a corresponding ...

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### What does “A1:A4^{1,2,3}” mean in an Excel formula?

What does the caret operand in Excel do to a range when it is followed by some other numbers in brackets? For example lets say we have the following table:
A B C
1 1.5 0 0
2 ...

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### Format row that is different than the preceding VISIBLE row

I have an Excel sheet as a database, where each row has a category, and are always sorted by category.
Category Item
1 AAA jjj
2 AAA kkk
3 AAA lll
4 ...

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### Excel function determine if a cell is visible

In conditional formatting I want to detect if the row above the current cell is hidden or visible. How can I detect if a cell is visible or not?
The only hack I can think of is:
Create a column ...

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### Find a specific name in a column, bring in the value in the corresponding row, in the column I designate in another worksheet

So I have a worksheet that people will go into and put their name down to sign up for a meeting for a specific date. In a separate sheet, I have their names and I manually input the days they signed ...

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### Automated Excel Sheet Import from Downloaded Spreadsheet

At work we have a data storage system where we keep information about equipment we've ordered. I want to take select columns from this data and put them in another sheet that is already formatted with ...

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### Excel Filter and join between multiple tables

I'm reasonable user of Excel (definitely not very skilled though) - I'm using Excel 2013.
I'd like some assistance on how to achieve what I need on table controls. I've created three tables.
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### SUM IF FREQUENCY MATCH

I'm trying to add another criteria for the below formula. On the Payroll Data tab I have column H that has hours in it, some of those hours may be negative so I don't it to count those rows with ...

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### Excel Convert the correct Date type

I'm currently following the date type dd/mm/yyyy i need to have another row showing the month in mmm type. E.g. From 13/09/2014 to SEP
My formula is =Text(A2, "mmm") which is the correct formula,
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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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### Excel '10 Formula to find & sum a row based on the intersection of 2 data points. (ie. Name(row), Month(column)

I need an Excel 2010 array formula that will take 2 given data points, say a "Name" (row) and "Month" (column), and return the sum of a row based upon the intersection of these two points within a ...

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### Getting last cell in row with data and corresponding data in column A in Excel

I have a spreadsheet that in column A lists dates. Column B may or may not have data in each cell.
The question I have is when I grab the last cell with data in column B, how can I also grab the ...

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### How can I get the relative position of a cell in a range?

I have a range of cells in a workbook, and I want to dynamically replicate them in another workbook. I don't want to use explicit cell references in case the range is moved, I always try to use named ...

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### How to concatenate values in Excel?

I have a spreadsheet that looks something like this:
A B C D E ...
1| 1 0 0 1 0
2| 0 1 0 0 1
3| 0 0 0 1 0
4| 1 0 0 0 0
I'd like to concatenate row 1 in column F so ...

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### Excel: How to give cells chosen by some criteria as a parameter in Variance (or any other) formula?

For the following Excel table:
A B C
1 Score Category VariancePerCategory(Calculated)
2 0.3146 Orange 0.034214
3 0.5711 ...

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### Formula to update cell based on user changing another cell's content

I want to know if there is a formula to update a cell in Excel with today's date
when a user changes any value in the row that contains that cell
OR
when a user changes the value of 6 / 7 / 8 ...

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### Count filled cells in row, given from adjacent column not being empty in Excel 2010,

I have a two worksheets, one in which I have a list of tasks as well as several other columns listing the status of the task and one column listing if the task is imortant or not. In the other sheet, ...

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### How to search a range of cells for specific txt, then copy to adjacent cell

I have a range of cells, e.g. g1-g1000 that contains two type of entries: xx.xx or xx.xxCR, where xx.xx are numbers.
I want to search the range of cells for xx.xxCR and when a cell is found, copy ...

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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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### Compare lists and add missing

I have 8 Spreadsheets on one workbook. The first one is a weekly overall view. The other seven are broken into days. Each day lists some names of people that came on site. So Monday might have Joe, ...

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### Excel table: Add only certain values (Oscar predictions ballot)

So for tonight, me and friends made a spreadsheet with oscar nominations and predictions of winners. What I'm trying to achieve is that I just put a '1' or an 'x' or something behind the winner in ...

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### How to summarise costs for one week, given an irregular range of dates and costs?

I have a table of all the money I've spent on given dates, from receipts etc. The dates aren't regular, so the table may look something like:
A B
╔════════════╦════════╗
1║ Date ║ ...

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### How do I Calculate Variance with Missing Values coded as -99?

I am trying to calculate individuals' variances on multiple measures, however, if they skip a question it is coded as -99. I would like my formula to calculate the variance for these measures while ...

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### How to drag fill series in excel to adjust sequencing without removing the hyperlinks attached to cells?

I have a range of cells in a column in excel, that have some number in them along with text. For Example:
TA_47
TA_48
TA_49
TA_50
TA_51
TA_52
TA_53
TA_54
TA_55
TA_56
TA_57
TA_58
TA_59
TA_60
Now I ...

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### How do I write an IF Statement for Percentage Formulas?

How to I write an IF statement that if I divide two negative numbers, the results show a negative percentage and not a positive percentage?
Example:
(69,002)/(11,440) = 603.16%
I need for ...

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### Conditional Formatting Based on Prefix Character (')

In Excel there are prefix characters which appear before the cell contents. Usually this is a blank character and Excel formats based on its best guess. If an apostrophe is used it treats everything ...

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### Is it possible to automatically add cells from a new sheet to a formula in Excel?

I would like to make a new financial spreadsheet for tracking expenses. Since the expense sheets are created as and when I cannot pre-generate a spreadsheet to populate with formulae. I have a summary ...

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### How do i do a “tweaked” VLOOKUP?

So here is the problem: I have 3 lists (adjacent columns) in a spreadsheet.
The 1st list contains the values I am searching for
The 2nd list contains the first half of table array which I am ...

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### Excel: Converting two lists into a matrix

I have two lists in my workbook currently
Name | System 1 | System 2 | System 3 |
John | x | x | |
James| | x | x |
Peter| | x | ...

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### SUM Array using IF AND

I am trying to get a SUM function to check both the month and a check of Y or N to return a total.
Currently I am using the array formula =SUM(IF(MONTH(A8:A1000)=1,C8:C1000,0)) to do the month ...

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### Excel Formula show with result as well as [closed]

I have a sheet with:
A B C
7 5 =A1+B1
So, C1=12.
Is it possible that D1 shows the numbers 5,7 used in the sum in C1?

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### Formula referencing different spreadsheet needs to output both text and number formats

So I have a formula that references a different spreadsheet:
=IF('Raw Data Import'!G2=""," ",'Raw Data Import'!G2)
which outputs text format. However, since this cell is used in a different ...