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

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### EXCEL - How to use two cells for input and output at the same time

I have 3 cells, VALUE, DOWNPAYMENT, DOWNPAYMENT %.
The 3rd cell "DOWNPAYMENT %" calculates the percentage of "DOWNPAYMENT" over "VALUE"
Is there a way for the user to have the function to input a ...

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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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### Microsoft-excel newlines and tab

Current I use "CONCATENATE" to join string in Excel, but I want insert character newlines and tab in string joined by "CONCATENATE".
Example:
I've string below when I completed join string.
"Today ...

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### How can I show values in the formula bar instead of cell references?

Here is what I have in my worksheet:
A1=2 B1=3 C1=A1+B1
I want the actual cell to show 5 but when I copy C1 I want the formula in the cell to show =2+3, not =A1+B1 or 5 is there a way to do ...

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### Defining Variables in Excel

I have two lists of data, x and y, one in a row one in a column. I would like to populate a chart of rows and columns with a complex formula that is the same for each chart point, the only difference ...

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### How do I copy the results of a calculation without copying the formula behind it? Open Office Calc

How do I copy and paste only the results of a calculation without copying the formula behind it? I'm learning to use Open Office Calc. I remember other spreadsheets that had a values function, or ...

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### Is there a way to tell which cells reference a selected cell in Excel?

In Excel, you can tell a cell to reference another cell in order to calculate its value. I'd like to be to do the opposite, to get any cells that reference the currently-selected cell. Is this at all ...

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### Get the cell number from double clicking on it and put it into another formula

As part of my ICT work we need to create a battleship game and one way I was thinking of doing it was using
=IF(ISNUMBER(SEARCH("*x*",C3)),"HIT","MISS")
to check if that cell contains x but ...

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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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### Excel 2010 - Need to sum dynamic range based on trailing 3 months

I am trying to sum a dynamic range for a list of entries 3 months before and 3 months after a specific month. I think I need to use an array to get this, but I'm not able to find what I need to do.
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### Match formula Excel case sensitive

I have an if(iserror(match formula in Excel. Just when I thought I was finished with my sheet I found out that the formula isn't case sensitive. How can I make my formula case sensitive?
Here is my ...

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### How do I get the data in a cell of the last column of a row? [migrated]

I'm using Google Sheets.
Every week I add a column with new data, and I need the data from the latest column copied into another sheet. The formula needs to pull the cell of the last column in the ...

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### Excel conditional formatting for repeating values

I have a table of data where there are 50 rows and many columns. Each column's value is sorted by the most important result at the top. These are names of people in sports. I would like to see ...

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### Adding up amounts in a column for every non-blank entry in another column

I'm having a bit of trouble coming up with a formula to do the following. Say I have a sheet like so:
X 100 1000
200
200
500
Y 400 1250
400
300
150
Z 430 910
330
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### How can I use INDEX MATCH formula with two horizontal parameters?

Not sure if anyone can help me but thought I'd give it a shot...
I'm trying to create a formula to retrieve information from a data sheet. The data sheet contains a significant amount of information, ...

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### Get list from range of data

I first need a way to do this: "List every unique occurrence from range A and display it in Range B". I can do it but I would like to know if there is a way to do it with merged cells?
Range A can ...

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### What Excel formula can create a string containing sequential numbers? AKA REPT() with a counter

Say I have column A with a number in it. I want to put a formula in column B that gives me that number of repetitions of a string, concatenated together, with the number of the repetition embedded in ...

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### Scores results needs updating as you type in the answer- excel lookup or similar [on hold]

I have a two tables the first is a table where results get typed into
Table Name Rounds
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
bonus Round played ...

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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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### Complex rota hours calculation in excel

OK so there are a number of different shifts in operation here and I want a total hours formula.
problem is the rota is written using a number of different notations for different shifts
some are ...

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### Double click on one cell to change text bold and font color of another cell on the same row

I have some code written that was given to me by another user, Twisty (who I seam unable to reply to in the page that was used), which is amazing and what I needed. However, I need it to do a little ...

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### Need Excel formula to calculate remaining budget [on hold]

I have a table to track receipts over the next 18 weeks for groceries. I need a formula giving me the remaining balance (changes each week after entering that week's grocery receipts), if I am given ...

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### Advanced data consolidation in Excel

I need to Combine/Consolidate Data dynamically between over 20 separate Excel workbooks. The Column names and their relative position at the top row are the same. The positioning of each word under ...

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### Excel: How to count cells, whose date values represent a day between monday and friday?

I want to count cells, whose values are dates, under the following condition: The date value entered must be a day between Monday and Friday.
Assume the following data and my try:
Column A
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### Display multiple cells if data on another workbook contains “X”value

I export a complex report daily and I transfer that information manually into another excel sheet. My question is: In workbook 1, can I get a group of cells in a row to display the text in workbook 2 ...

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### How to categorize text data based on a value in a column?

I am using Excel to generate a list of people working in the company containing information about the employees relevant for our department.
The spreadsheet looks generally like this (fictive data):
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### Excel - stipulate an average for random number function

I am wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to use the RANDBETWEEN function to generate a series of random numbers in Excel but also make those random numbers come out to equal a specified ...

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### Automatic copy rows with matched column to other worksheet

Now I have a worksheet named sheet1 like the left side of image
I want to automatic copy all rows of sheet1 that have the column C = NO to worksheet sheet2 like the right side of image. And each ...

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### How to count number of unique buyers in excel? [closed]

I am creating a workbook for sold items of my company. and I have a list of items in column O of one of my sheets.
now I want excel to count the number of total buyers and number of unique buyers.
I ...

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### Google Sheets list key with highest value in key value pair [migrated]

I have a some data in key-value pairs setup like so:
A B
1 Key: Value:
2 Cars 5
3 Bikes 4
4 Vans 9
5 Trucks 6
What I can't seem to ...

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### How to return a value from a range if cell contains that value

I have a list of Names (First and Surname) in A:A. I also have a range called 'Surnames'. How can I apply a formula so that B:B returns the surname only of A:A if that name is found in the range ...

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### Microsoft Excel - Functions sum values after mulitplying multiple criterias after looking up tables

have provided a link to the excel worksheet that I need to resolve. I have worked up for two values in cell B9, which I need to do for other criteria which goes beyond 18 or so.
Formula that I used is ...

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### Any trick to calculating percentages when the base is a negative number

I am trying to calculate percent change when the base number (at time 1) can be a negative and the resulting number is positive (at time 2). My problem is the percent change from -4 to +4. A change ...

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### Excel VLOOKUP with named range not working

I have the following VLOOKUP on a worksheet:
=VLOOKUP(D5,FilePurposes,2)&" in respect of "&C5
Where the named range FilePurposes refers to a block of two columns and three rows that look ...

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### using excel vba to copy range of cell from another worksheet to another worksheet [on hold]

I have worksheet which contains values coming from a datasource which means the values are dynamically changing based on the period we selected.I want to copy these data to another worksheet for the ...

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### Sumif & Indirect

In using the following sumif/indirect function
(=+SUMIF(INDIRECT("'"&$A$3&"'!$B$2:$B$102"),$C13,INDIRECT("'"&$A$3&"'!F2:F102"))
my columns (F:F) wont move as I drag the formula to ...

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### Filter MS Excel table using formulas

I have created an Excel Table (using Excel > Insert > Table option)
[[TABLE1]]
|Name|Location|Salary|
|A |CA |100 |
|B |WA |200 |
|A |CO |800 |
|C |FL |350 |
|C ...

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### How do I get Excel to identify a country from city list?

I have a list of data with many columns.
In one column - let's say C, there is a list of cities/places. There are multiple entries, i.e. one city pops up loads of times in a column in different ...

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### How to combine data set to create unique combinations [duplicate]

First of all I don't have experience with Excel scripting, just basic formulas. I've seen this other question on SU but I'm not sure if that's exactly what I need or how to adapt it to my needs.
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### Increment numbers inside a text in microsoft excel 2007

I would like to drag cells downward and increases the number next to letters. It work when there is no letter for me.
For example, I want to increment the number this way
AG1
AG2
AG3
AG4
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I ...

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### When I copy table data into excel, it ONLY pastes it into column A! How to fix this?

If I use the following link:
http://web.utk.edu/~dhouston/excel/exam1.pdf
to copy the table and paste it into excel, it will only paste the values into one long column in Column A (and each row has ...

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### how to calculate items sold in excel?

I have a list of sales of my company in Excel file and I need to find how many items we have sold.
I want Excel to count the filled rows in a sheet and tell me how many cells have been
filled.
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### How to Mirror cells in excel 2013 [closed]

I want to make an excel file for sales management of my company. the excel I have created has 4 sheets and every sheet is handled by different persons.
I want to dedicate the first column of these ...

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### Excel- Generate a list from single cell input

My question is basically how can you generate a list in Excel based on a single cell input?
For example, the user types 10 then replaces it with 20 and then 30 etc, is it possible to generate a list ...

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### How do I apply percentage improvement to an forecast function [closed]

I am measuring the production time of widgets per box in minutes.
The number of widgets in a box is variable.
I have data in Excel on 15 boxes with the time in minutes for the box in the 1st column ...

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### Excel - Exclude Cells from Computation

Say I have 5 columns of data with 100 rows (so from A1 to E100). For each row I want to compute the averages of the 5 entries while I always exlude one of the entries. E.g. for the first row I would ...

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### Array manipulation in Excel formula arguments

my question is pretty specific, and I haven't been able to find a solution. Here's a sample dataset that illustrates the problem:
First Last Sales Months
Kevin Smith $500 10
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### How do I create spreadsheet that will alert me when a quantity drops below a certain threshold in Excel 2010?

I am trying to make a sort of "inventory helper" spreadsheet that can track quantities. On the summary sheet, I want to be able to enter a quantity into a column called "On Hand" and then if that ...

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### Using the text values from one column to lead to output in another

I have a list of cities in one column, Column C.
I have a list of countries which relate to each of those cities. How do I get Excel to look at the Column C, compare to my list of countries (I can ...

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### LibreOffice Calc Error 518

I'm trying to achieve the following in LibreOffice (did it with Excel already, but importing this excel-created file produces the same error).
I have 3 columns
(A) (B) (C)
ECTS Mark ...