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

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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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### Calculate Break Point Weight

I have a table like so:
Miles Weight Rate
50 1710 54
50 3417 44
50 7253 38
50 12025 36
50 16052 35
100 1716 55
100 3429 45
100 7269 39
100 12027 37
100 16055 36
Where ...

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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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### Google Sheets Suffix To Column Cells [migrated]

I'm editing a spreadsheet of product data that has a category column. I'd like to create a new "Left Handed" as well as "Right Handed" category in addition to each products current categories.
I've ...

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### Excel - Counta from a certain cell until a blank cell

I'm trying to create a dynamic formula which counts all the rows from cell D3 downwards until a blank cell is reached. I want to be able to add new data everyday and have the range automatically ...

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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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### 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 - 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Copy/move values matching a pattern to another column

I have a worksheet where we need to move all the values matching a pattern to different columns.
For example, we have a B column with values that are one or more letters followed by one or more ...

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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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### Auto Updating an Excel Filter

I'm using excel 2010.
I have had a look at other "auto-update" and from what I saw they wanted you to type some information in to make it "refresh" the auto-update.
I have is two separate spread ...

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### Excel Formula for filtering data from one sheet to another

I have table that has the following columns (Agent Name, Client, Policy #, Premium) with the name of agents repeating several times since they have multiple clients.
I don't want to give all the ...

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### Type math formulas in Microsoft Word the LaTeX way?

I wonder if there is some free solutions for typing math formulas the LaTeX way in Microsoft Word document (Office 2007)?

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### Create a pie chart from distinct values in one column by grouping data in Excel

I have an Excel document containing information from a survey. I want to create a pie chart over location (countries).
How can I make Excel group all the distinct values together and then display ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Comparing columns in two different excel sheets and if they match copying third column

I have limited working knowledge of Excel and I hope someone will be able to help me with my problem.
I have two different work sheets (say F1 and F2) with last name in Column A, first name in Column ...

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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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### edit excel formula changes cell not allowing formula to run

I am trying to put formulas into excel (2010 & not a new concept for me), however when i go to edit the formula the cell changes and only shows me the formula (not as a formula but as text in the ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Comparing Two Columns in Excel, Returning a Third

I've hit a bit of a brick wall in my Excel-ing. Below is the example and explanation.
Sheet 1:
Column A | Column B | Column C | Column D
_ Name _ | _ Date ._ | _ Cost .._ | _ Code _
...

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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 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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### 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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### 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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### How to make excel return a date from a column corresponding to the last 'YES' in a different column

I'm trying to develop a spreadsheet tool to help track the training currencies of professional aircrew. In order to be considered 'current' in all training, aviators must accomplish a variety of ...

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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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### Lookup Multiple Results for Multiple Criteria

I've got a list of parent SKUs for items I need to create in my inventory system. This list has been finely paired down to the 165 products we would like to carry. However, each one of these 165 SKUs ...

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

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

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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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### 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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### 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

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### Just get date stamp once in excel

To datestamp a cell in Excel I use the forumula : =NOW()
The problem is that as I datestamp new cells all other cells which contain the formula NOW() are updated with the new datestamp. Is there a ...