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

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### How to compare two columns and find differences in excel

I have two columns in Excel that I want to compare and find the differences between them.
Suppose:
Col A has 50 numbers i.e 0511234567
Col B has 100 numbers in the same format

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### How do I transpose data in columns to rows?

How do I transpose data in columns to rows?
If the data is:
Joe
some city
some state
Bob
no city
no state
and I use Paste Special » Transpose, I get
Joe some city some state Bob ...

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### Excel - how to either have direct data input or cell value from formula

I would like to either populate a cell value from direct key input or have the cell value derived from a formula.
Example: either directly input a number into cell A4 or have the value for A4 = A2 + ...

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### VLOOKUP with multiple criteria

I have a workbook with 2 sheets: spg and data
From the data sheet I wish to do a vlookup in the spg sheet, based on the value of multiple columns in spg.
I can do a =VLOOKUP(H5,spg!$D:$I,6,0) but ...

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### How to combine values from multiple rows into a single row in Excel?

I have a data dump in Excel that consists of annual customer data for two different values. The data was provided with a separate row for value for every year and customer. I.e. it looks like this:
...

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### How to add/subtract months from given date in Excel

Here is my scenario:
I have to populate list with dates and some metadata of upcoming events for the following year in my Excel application. Some of the events are occurring on the same day each ...

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### Conditional formatting to highlight the whole row

I would like to highlight the whole row 5 if J5="T".
I used to do it with the old Excel, the 2010 conditional formatting ignores it. So my rule is like this and it does not work. I used the formula ...

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### How to count number of distinct values in a range?

I've got a large table that is already organized using filters etc. I'd like to add a summary underneath certain columns that contain the number of distinct values in that column.
There's no ...

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### Is it possible to get the sheetname?

How can I get the sheet name in a cell? (I have more than one sheet, I want to get the current on each sheet)

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### Excel-Count number of visible cells containing certain string

I have a sheet in which I first apply a filter to a certain column to show "Unique records only". Now I have a column which contains, for e.g., values like:
Applepie
Applesauce
Crabapple
Banana
Mango
...

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### Excel VBA code Private Sub Worksheet Change Power function not working

I'm making a worksheet where the wind speed defines the potential energy of the location. This value is the basis of a few sheets in the same Excel file. I'm trying to write a code that where I10 is ...

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### Excel conditional formatting based on a formula

I would like to use Excel's conditinal formatting of a particular column based on values in two other columns.
I have values in columns A, B, C and D.
column A has text values (any value user ...

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### Convert Excel Text string to Time

I'm trying to Export from an OLD System that stored Time in / Time out as a text string in 24 hour time.
For example 3pm, is entered as 1500 (no colon)
Is there a simple way I can convert these ...

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### How to get the current column name in Excel?

What is the function to get the current line number and the current column name for a cell in Excel?

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### Can you do Regular Expressions in Excel without VBScript?

I'm looking for an Excel function that I can put in a cell to do a regex search of the contents of another cell. Is there anything available to do this? I'd prefer not to have to add VB Script to ...

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### Generate a comma-separated list of cell contents, excluding blanks

To concatenate a certain four cells, I'd use:
=CONCATENATE(A2,",",C2",",D2,",",F2)
This would make it so that...
A2 = "Matthew"
C2 = "Mark"
D2 = "Luke"
F2 = "John"
would result in ...

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### Conditionally format cells based on match in another sheet

I have an Excel spreadsheet with 2 worksheets. The first is just a header row and a single column of item names. The second is a list of item groups, with a header row and a title in the left most ...

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### Drag a formula, so that it increases by 17 each time

I have the following formulas on the third sheet of my workbook. They are simply cell references to the first sheet; on my 'output' page, I want to display every 17th cell of the 'input' sheet. ...

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### Look up a value in a list and return ALL multiple corresponding values [closed]

The basic answer to my question is provided here: How to look up a value in a list and return multiple corresponding values. However, once the formula is entered, I need to drag down, or copy/paste ...

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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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### Extracting Data Between two Characters in Excel

I have the following format in Excel and I am trying to extract the data between the characters:
First Last <flastname@xxxx.com>
I need to extract the email address between < and > into ...

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### How to Merge Data From Multiple Excel Files into a Single Excel File or Access Database?

I have a few dozen excel files which are all of the same format (i.e. 4 worksheets per Excel file). I need to combine all the files into 1 master file which must have just 2 of the 4 worksheets. The ...

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### How to identify cells in Column A that contain any of the values in Column B

First off, I'm not that advanced of an Excel user. I'm certain Excel can do what I'm about to ask, but I've yet to find a way in any of my attempts or searches.
My question is very similar to Find if ...

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### Searching and Inserting Data Based on Date Range

In another post, a formula was given that was meant to help search and insert an entry if the date associated with the entry was less than the date on another sheet. The formula was as follows:
=IF(
...

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### Using Index Match Conditionally to Indicate Whether

I feel pretty comfortable with INDEX MATCH, but I came across a problem I'd like to use it on where I'm not quite sure it works. I have two sheets: the first smaller sheet has a small subset of ...

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### Can't get the formula to autofill correctly

In Excel I entered two formulas manually:
B3 = C3 * C2
B4 = C4 * C2
I have a lot of rows so I wanna copy the formula down.
The problem is, I select them both and then pull down.
What happens is ...

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### Highlighting duplicate column-pairs in Excel

Example, this is the data in Excel:
1 2
2 2
3 4
3 4
3 3
2 2
2 2
1 2
The rows which have consecutive duplicate column-pair values (in bold font) should be highlighted:
1 2
2 2
3 4
3 4
3 3
2 2
2 2
1 ...

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### Is there an Excel function to create a hash value?

I'm working with a number of data lists that are keyed by document name. The document names, while very descriptive, are quite cumbersome if I need to view them on (up to 256 bytes is a lot of real ...

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### Is it possible to sum an entire column without setting explicit cell boundaries in Excel?

I'd like to sum all the values in a column starting from a certain minimum value, but I don't want to give an upper bound because any value in the table will be appropriate for summing (minus the ...

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### Excel function that evaluates a string as if it were a formula?

Suppose I have a text string like "11+5" or even "=11+5" stored in a cell. Is there a function in Excel that will allow me to actually evaluate that string as if it were a formula?
This would be ...

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### Replace cell references with values without F9 using macro

This is an Excel macro question. Given a series of formulas such as the following:
= A1 + A2
= B2 + B2
etc., ...
I would like to replace each of these cell references with the values without ...

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### Subtracting cells only if they have a value in Excel

I want to subtract two cells in excel but only if both cells have a value. More specifiaclly in my case the formula in cell E2 is currently =D2-C2 but I only want this to be calculated when D2 has a ...

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### how do I average the lowest 3 of the final 6 numbers in a row of 22? Some cells may be blank

How do I automatically average the lowest 3 of the last 6 numbers in a row of 22 that adds one number per week? Obviously I need at least 7 numbers to begin using this formula. Also, some cells in ...

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### Counting occurences of a character in an excel spreadsheet

Feel silly asking this question, but I need some help!
I want to count how many * appear in a range of 5 cells.
The cells will range from 0-7 * each.
I was thinking of using the ...

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### Excel Formula average without blank cells

I have a row of values and want to find the average of the first 3, not counting blank cells. Example:
A B C D E F G
12 blank 8 blank 7 9 4
The average of the first 3 ...

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### Referencing text from one cell into an equation in Excel

I have text in a cell (A1) that is also the name of a worksheet within my workbook. How do I go about referencing a specific cell on that sheet? I want it to look like the formula below without having ...

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### How do you write an Excel formula that will paste a specific value in a different cell?

So basically I want to write a formula that will check a condition, and if that condition is met, then I want to paste a specific line of text in a different cell. I should note that I do not want the ...

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### Excel, how to find column number of min value?

I have a table in Excel.
Can anyone help me find the column number of the cell where the min value of the row is?
Example: 200 is the min value in row1 and has the column number 1.
Is there a ...

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### Sum contents in column from starting cell on down without setting an explicit last cell index

I have an Excel spreadsheet and would like to sum the numbers in a column starting at one cell (say, B5) and continuing down to the last number in that column.
I know I could just enter a large ...

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### How can I change a cell's background color based on the cell's current value?

I have a column with function values of True or False:
=IF(ISNA(A1), false, true)
from row 1 to 5000+ rows. I would like to mark all the False as red background color or text as red. Is there any ...

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### Can I use the Excel Match function to match on more than one type of value

In another question I posed recently I was shown how to use the Excel Match function to query my data in order to produce a summary type table:
Creating a formula that queries data in Column B based ...

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### How to hide formula results until conditions are met

I am completely new to making spreadsheets with Excel and even more dumb when making formulas. I have come to surprise myself how much I have learned, but now I am stumped and could really use some ...

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### how to determine which values in a given set of cells will add up to a numerical range

In other words, I'm looking for a sum range that consists of combinations of cells from an array. Given a set of numbers:
1 720 56 17 59 120 153 203 39 1 690 583 582 561 256 310 232 95 108 16
26 ...

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### Using Excel Linest function with blank cells

I need LINEST function to be applied with blank cells to get the slope parameter as well as the associated standard error. I can get the slope parameter with a normal function that may resolve the ...

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### Excel SUMIFS based on two criteria

I would like to total a list of minutes based on two criteria to make a graph after the data is calculated.
The item "Department" (Column C) and "Day of Week" (Column F) are both drop down menus.
I ...

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### Excel formula to show FORMULA

Ok, guys. I am 100% sure that a few days ago I saw and tested a real built-in Excel formula for showing a formula as text in any cell. Now, when I need it, I cannot find it!!! No VBA, no tricks. Just ...

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### Excel function working like SQL group by + count(distinct *)?

Suppose I have an Excel sheet with below data
CODE (COL A) | VALUE (COL B)
==============================
A01 | 10
A01 | 20
A01 | 30
A01 | 10
B01 | ...

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### Indirect function for worksheet names in Excel?

I am wondering if there is an equivalent to the indirect function for worksheets or workbooks instead of cells. What I mean by that is I am updating a rather large and unwieldy workbook for payroll ...

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### Looking-up the values of one worksheet in another worksheet

Basically, I could do this manually, but as the data is huge, it would take a lot of time. I am sure there must be a formulaic way of doing it.
I have two worksheets in Excel.
Worksheet 1.
Column-A ...

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### If an Excel row contains particular words, return that row, highlight that row, or give Y/N for that row

I have a sheet containing thousands of cells in a column. These cell contains names of different securities.
Some names of these securities contains a particular string such as "C/O".
How can I use ...