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

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### Make the background/text colour follow another cells background or text colour

Ok so I have a large spreadsheet (so I don't want to have to set each cells colour individually or manually) and I have many cells copying other cells. So for instance I have cells N9, N
3, N80, N117 ...

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### 2 EXCEL (array?) questions

I am trying to perform some lookup calculations on a pivot table and having some abysmal luck finding the correct function/formulas to use. I've searched the Interwebs and can't find something that ...

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### OOO: Increment sheets for fill down

I have a row of cells on "sheet1" referencing a set of cells on a different sheet. I want to fill down identical sets of cells while incrementing only the sheet.
Another way to describe the problem: ...

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### In Excel 2013 Is there a way to code an auto-complete function ibased on values in another tab

I want to create an auto complete cell in Excel for the resource name. The list is too long for a custom list and I really do not want a drop down list as in data validation. Does someone have an ...

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### Looking for a formula(s) that will return the next date (higher than the starting date) from a row of dates, then the next date from that one

Worksheet 1 lists all of the "legs" flown by our aircraft. The leg or legs for each day would then go to Worksheet 2 for Day 1, Worksheet 3 for Day 2, and so on. Legs are listed in columns starting ...

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### How to update range of columns in excel

I have an excel sheet where from one sheets's Id used as reference in next sheet.
The Id's are sequential. Like this :
Sheet 1 Sheet 2
ID Name ID Sheet_1_ID Text
1 ...

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### Display formula result only if inputs are defined

I have a simple spreadsheet, with one row of equations to get sums or differences. What I'm trying to do is enter an equation so that if only one part of the end equation is present, the field is left ...

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### How can I calculate the grouped averages and maximums per day for a range of dates and times?

I have a CSV dump describing the utilisation percentage of some servers in my organisation, covering data samples from several times per day. Each server belongs to a group. For each group, I have to ...

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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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### Formula to return values into a number of cells based on another cell's value. [closed]

If I have a cell (A1) value is "2" (set value)
& another cell (A2) value is "4" (number of cells in 1 column i want the set value to appear in)
How do I return the values in B1:B4 to all be "2"?

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### Moving Right When Dragging Formula Down

I have a SUMIF formula as follows: =SUMIF($B$2:$B$5758,">1",N$2:N$5758)
Is it possible to make it so that when this formula is copied down the formula becomes =SUMIF($C$2:$C$5758,">1",N2:N5758) ...

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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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### Is there a formula I can use to count the number of occurrances of a name in 1,2,3 order?

I have an excel spreadsheet containing a list of names and "scores" that they have received for a specific date. Each name should have 3 scores each month and I'm looking for a formula that can help ...

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### Excel TRUE/FALSE IF formula

I have a "Pass" column (A) and a "Fail" column (B) in one worksheet. I have a column in another worksheet where I need the following to happen:
If A is true and B is false, return "Pass"
If B is ...

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### Excel: INDEX and array on another sheet

My raw data is a list of students and their grades on Sheet 1.
6th Bobby
6th Carl
7th Tommy
8th Bobby
I want Sheet 2 to give me a list of students based on the grade I input into cell A1.
example: ...

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### Conditional Matching Based on Datetime

I have a set of names and datetimes on two sheets. One sheet we'll call LargerSheet and the other we'll call Sheet1. On LargerSheet each name has multiple datetimes associated with it. On Sheet1 ...

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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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### Excel 2010 Formula: Finding a dynamic column based on string value, then count # of “0's” within that column

I have tried looking at many different potential avenues at solving this; INDEX, MATCH, DCOUNT, HLOOKUP with INDEX & MATCH, COUNTIF with INDEX & MATCH. What I'm looking for is a way to set the ...

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### Excel COUNTIF range search returning #N/A

I'm using Excel to search multiple days (my ranges) in a timesheet for hours worked (my HLOOKUP reads the value below the dept number) by multiple members of staff for different departments.
I've ...

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### Excel - formula to calculate average for variable number of rows in table?

I have a table where the value in column B is the average of some preceding values in column A.
I want to use a named range "DaysToCount" to vary the number of rows used for the average. I've tried ...

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### Excel - How to merge rows from 2 tables based on a common column?

I am trying to merge 2 worksheets where only one col matches in content.
Column"A" in both worksheets have matching values but all other fields are different.
Worksheet1
Col"A" colb colc cold
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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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### Get row number for the row matching multiple criteria in Excel

I have 2 worksheet that work together. Worksheet "Application" has a DATE column, a CODE column (a single digit number), and a VALUE column with a dollar value.
Worksheet "Scheduled" also has a ...

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### How can I find max value for a text as unique identifier in Excel?

This is basically for an auction setup in Google spreadsheet.
Say there are 26 bidders A to Z and each bid 5 times with different values. I need to find the max value bid by each of them and display ...

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### How do I get “yes” or “no” in Excel if the information comes from “true” and “false”?

first of all, I have to point out that I am a German visiting this forum (I couldn't find anything useful on the German websites), so excuse my English if it is bad here and there ;-)
Here is my ...

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### Excel: Use array to sum product by row

Is there a way to use SUMPRODUCT or use an array formula with arrays of differing sizes?
Currently I have a list of ~1500 products in column A
and columns B-I contain their respective component ...

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### Show image in cell based on cell value

I am creating a weekly income comparison table. I want to compare A5 and A10 cells and display appropriate image in B7 cell. The image will be either UP or DOWN arrow (which reflects increase or ...

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### Excel formula to compare single value in one cell with multiple values in other cell

I have a value in Column A, which I want to compare with multiple values in column B, and depending on that value, put the answer in column C.
For example, using the table below, it searching in ...

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### Comparing two strings in excel, add value for common variables

I'm comparing two large datasets containing strings in excel. Column A contains the numbers 1-1,000,000. Column B contains 1,000,000 strings, neatly organized in the desired order. Column C contains ...

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### IF formula returns wrong value

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v6nd2z4icftmnvf/example1.xlsx
We have Excel 2007 (German) and vista ultimate.
I am trying Excel by building a roster but have run into a problem with the following formula.
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### SUM From Sheet 1 Columns to Sheet 2 Rows

Tried searching for a while, didn't see what I was looking for.
On Sheet1, I have approximately 100 columns, each representing an item. Each row is populated by a quantity of that item. As you can ...

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### Average Difference and Direction Between Values in Excel with Blanks

I have a sheet that looks something like this:
Sheet 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 6
2 3 5
3 ...

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### VBA + Polymorphism: Override worksheet functions from 3rd party

my company makes extensive use of a data provider using a (closed source) VBA plugin. In principal, every query follows follows a certain structure:
Fill one cell with a formula, where arguments to ...

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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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### Excel: How to extract group of the same rows and their values into columns?

How can I extract the second table from the first one? I need to extract those titles that have exactly three costs (in the following example: f1 and f3). I tried using pivot tables but could not ...

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### Populating table using Indirect function and copying formula across the whole table

Hi I am currently creating a budget and am stuck on the formulas i need to get the data on various worksheets pulled into specific sheets. I have created worksheets for Jan to Dec for my household ...

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### Excel: how to link cell from one sheet to another

could you please, help me?
i would like to find out how to do this:
i have a sheet 1: with columns: number, name, color.
i would like on sheet 2 to have 3 cells, where after entering the number, two ...

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### How can I use COUNTIF and TODAY functions to identify work deadlines in multiple worksheets?

I've been playing with our spreadsheets at work and have been able to create a basic formula that will identify when there is a deadline on today's date that needs completing. The issue I now have ...

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### How do you add text to the end of a cell in Excel

I am wanting to add the same text to the end of about 10,000 cells, but I don't want to go through and manually type it in on every cell.
So basically, I want to:
A1 A5
text =A1+"file"
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### Excel One cell to many formula (I realize this may not be possible)

First of all I want to start by saying I know this is either extremely difficult or impossible.
I have data (from wikipedia, on any airport in the airlines and destinations list), in one column is ...

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### Use an user defined function for data validation

I created a named range which is the result of a user definer function.
Let say my rage is named List and has three items, if I select three cells and enter =List and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter, I get ...

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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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### Excel: Random select within table that meets two criteria

Here is an example of my data:
Name: Office: Years:
John Smith Canada 1
Bob Smith Canada 1
Jake Smith Canada 1
Sarah Smith Canada 1
On another sheet I want ...

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### Generating Joint Density Function in Excel

Is it possible to have Excel calculate a joint density function based on two sets of descriptive statistics generated by the Data Analysis tool? To explain further, suppose I have two means a and b ...

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### Get result of formula as text

I have an Excel doc which populates a matrix using formula, for example;
| A | B | C
1|=1+2 |=2+2 |
2| | |=4-1
would display as;
| A | B | C
1|3 |4 |
2| ...

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### How to return the text left of line break

I have a Excel sheet, which contains a cell with this content:
Text1: "abc" linebreak1
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Text31: "mno" linebreak31
Text 32: ... linebreak32
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Text50: "xyz" linebreak50
No I will ...

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### Conditional formatting

What I am looking to do is have a conditional format set up so that if row G contains the value "In progress" "With 3rd Party" or "Identifying" and row H, J or K contain no value then highlight rows A ...

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### Average with multiple criteria in same and different column

I have to find average number of days where Status = new or open, Severity = 4, and Area = Apps.
Demo table
Area Severity Status Days
Apps 4 new 20 ←
Apps 3 ...

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### IF Function on excel - i need to put a formula into one cell using to < < however it isnt working

I need to put in one cell that IF the value of H3 and F3 is lower that 25000 but higher than 0 it will equal 29.95, if false 0
the formula
=if(0