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

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### Splitting an excel 2010 spreadsheet into multiple workbook files based on column value

I find and clean a lot of contact data, sorted by country, which I am currently using excel to manage. Mainly because it is easier to clean and manipulate the data I find this way, and I can easily ...

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### Openoffice Calc - use cell font color in formula

I have some openoffice calc sheets where some rows are maked with
the font color red. All other rows are in the default font color.
Can I use the font color of a cell within a formula to react to ...

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### Excel: Why is VLOOKUP returning inconsistent and unexpected results?

I'm automating an Excel column to assign account values based on the vendor paid. For instance, if AT&T gets paid, the account value is Utilities:Telephone, and when the post office is paid, the ...

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### ArrayFormula + Average giviing me div/o error

I have the formula on B2
if(D2="", "", AVERAGE(D2:AF2))
This gives me the average of all numbers in the row, and takes off the ugly error when there is no numbers. I tried spreading this formula to ...

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### Excel Table function

I got a Excel file. There is a formula, {=TABLE(C7,C5)}. I cannot find any table name from ribbon Name Manager, so I think there is no table. Then what is this formula doing ?

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### Looking up the same value in a row and returning multipe corresponding values

I am trying to lookup value 1 in the example below and return corresponding column name. When I use index match, it only looks up the first column which corresponds to 1 in the below example, it looks ...

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### Excel: Keeping references/links when transposing

I have a worksheet in where I have table (let's call it the summary table) with references to a another table (among others) which is 2x40 (rows x columns). I would like to tranpose this into a 40x2 ...

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### How to combine data from multiple sheets into 1 main sheet in calc

I have an excel file which gets generated from various database servers on fly by executing sql. Separate sheet gets generated for each server. Now I simply want to combine data of all sheets. Each ...

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### Using getpivot in excel to create flexible reports based on user inputs

I am trying to make a report in Excel that sits on a very large set of data (set up in proper pivot form). I want to be able to select a value for a few fields (or select a value from 1 field but ...

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### automatically transfer any data on excel spreadsheet to master spreadsheet

I work in a library and I am working on a workbook to track our orders from one company. I have three sheets where each sheet represents a different branch of our library. I am trying to have it set ...

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### Microsoft Excel hyperlink function to a specific location in a Word doc

I have a long column of numbers in Excel that I have mail merged to a Word doc. I would like to write a function in Excel that will hyperlink each cell from this column to its corresponding mail ...

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### How can I move columns based on the column header title to another workbook?

I have to average grades based on each objective for a new report card we have to complete this year. Column one has students names, each additional column will have the objective associated with the ...

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### How to create a formula which finds a cell that matches a range of other cells then produces a number if the cell appears.

am having trouble with finding a suitable formula for my spreadsheet in excel.
In column A i have a list of postcodes (439 postcodes). In column B-BL i also have postcodes (these postcodes are in ...

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### How to copy a column with conditional format by “value” - Libreoffice 4.1

I have a column that contains the data and a set of rules for the conditional format of the cells.
i.e. the conditional format changes the background colour of some cells if they are negative.
I ...

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### Conditional Formatting a date/time comparison

The function I'm working on specifically compares & colors a daily recurring time range set in 2 different cells. A specific date in the target cells (produced by a formula) compare to that daily ...

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### How might I evenly assign arbitrary categories smoothly across a large population?

Does Excel have a feature or set of features that can be used to accomplish the opposite of sorting? So, rather than sorting rows so that similar values are contiguous, I want similar values optimally ...

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### Tab (\t) is not recognized as columns delimiter when pasting into Excel 2013

I'm pasting data separated by tab, usually the excel would be a "little" cleaver and separate the data by columns at each tab character.
I don't know why, but Excel doesn't recognize the tabs anymore ...

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### What is the best way to create charts of “database-style” tables and data in Excel?

I'm a biologist and I frequently have to do analysis on relatively large (for Excel) datasets. Usually a few charts are needed to display the data, but creating them seems to require laying out out ...

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### How to use SUMIF to calculate 12-month moving averages

On a single sheet I have Datapoints listed from top to bottom (A:A) and months from left to right (C:AI). In Column B I have an indicator which is used with SUMIF to 'group' certain data points.
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### Continue from one excel sheet to other without merging them together

i have an Excel workbook whic contain monthly sheets of sales. Each monthly sheet contains sale figures for various items (in columns) on a daily basis. the days are grouped in weeks.
Now i want to ...

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### save a sheet in new closed workbook without links

I have this code which work pretty good but I have a problem that the new exel workbook have links from the old one.
Sub archive()
Dim FileExtStr As String
Dim FileFormatNum As Long
Dim xWs As ...

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### Dynamic Scenario output in excel

I have a model where in the input numbers going into the model depend on the cases/scenarios i select from a drop down menu ( Base, Best and Worst). These numbers are then used across all remaining ...

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### Search rows containing a certain value for other values and comparing them

Here is what I'm trying to do:
This spreadsheet contains 40k+ component serial numbers. These assembly serial numbers are in column c.
These components contain sub assemblies and those also have ...

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### In Excel 2013 how can you make every distinct number value have a matching distinct colour?

I have a table of computed numbers in excel (different every time it is computed), for example:
A B C D E
1. 9 8 9 9 1
2. 7 1 1 1 9
3. 1 6 5 2 9
4. 6 6 3 2 2
5. 3 3 2 3 7
In the example I have ...

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### I need to import data to an excel sheet

I originally went through a spreadsheet and created a new column called regions next to an existing column that had suburb data in there. It took me ages as there was 8000 rows of data. Anyway its ...

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### How to embed an icon from one worksheet to another, within the same workbook

Does anyone know how to embed an icon referencing another worksheet page onto another worksheet ... all within the same workbook. I have been trying this out but keep getting information on how to ...

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### comparing two columns for matches then return values meeting certain conditions

I have the following:
column D ( 300 values representing the average of three cells, A1:A300 & B1:B300 & C1:C300)
column H ( 50 values )
column E & column F & Column G; they are to ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### LibreOffice calc countifs with date

I got 3 columns. 1 column(D) text, 1 column(T) 0 or 1, 1 column date(A) 01.01.2010 till 31.12.2014 .
I want to count up until a specific date, for example 10.10.2011:
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### Trouble with IRR formula in Excel 2008 on MacBook

I am getting an error message for a relatively simple calculation.
I am trying to calculate the IRR over a 2.5 year period for a set of data in which -11,000,000 is the initial investment and zero ...

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### Go to first non-negative cell in a row and divide by another cell

I'm looking to have Excel calculate the financial payback period for me.
In words, I'm trying to count and return the first non-negative number in a row and divide that value by a corresponding cell.
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### Excel 2010 Compile Data from Multiple Worksheets into Summary Spreadsheet

I've compile a structural steel and architectural finishes material take off for an industrial building.
I simply tallied the quantity of each length of each shape on a sheet corresponding to each ...

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### Excel Table Copy Wrong Formula with Newly Inserted Rows?

I am trying to create a simple spreadsheet to track costs. I have a total of five columns with different categories, two of which have formulas. I wanted to be able to insert a new row into the ...

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### Reference last cell not only in a row or column, but in a range

all users, especially Jerry Beaucaire.
I was reading this link when I stumbled upon his answer
Here is the link
How to refer to the last cell in a row in Excel?
And Jerry Beaucaire answered it like ...

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### Microsoft Excel 2007 - Auto Update in 1st Sheet based on What updated in 2nd sheet (2nd sheet Update will be in Fixed Column but Random Row)

Actually I'm facing a problem now.
I am using Excel 2007.
And, I have two different sheet of excel file with me.
My 1st sheet is my report.
My 2nd sheet is my customer name.
I hope that when ever ...

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### EXCEL: I have a column of single-word strings and would like to see if any of these strings are contained in a column of multi-word cells

Example:
In column A I have a list of words "Apple, Banana, Orange, etc." each in their own cell.
In column C I have a column of multi-word strings like C1="I ate an apple", C2="Bananas are gross" ...

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### summing values associated with names in multiple columns

I'm trying to sum up total values with names. There are 8 total columns rotating between a list of names and then values. I believe a sum if function would work, but I'm too novice to find the right ...

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### Convert COUNTIFS formula to SUM(IF) to enable external workbook references?

I need to convert the following formula to one that uses SUM(IF), as I am given a #value error when the external data source is closed.
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### Return value from table using Multi-dependent drop-down list

I am trying to obtain the value of a column header (or topmost row value for a specific column) based on the selection of properties from 2 drop-down lists.
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### Creating automated Microsoft Excel filtered list

I have the following situation in one of my Excel sheets:
I have a table with some values, particularly "date", "stock" and "cost" among other data. The table may contain values from various ...

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### Google sheets formula reference cell data in another sheet

I need help with formatting a sheet. My sheet that I need to format is an attendance list. I want the names of the students in column A that have a certain teacher. I want to pull those names from ...

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### Excel: Finding comma delimited values in reference range

I have a two-sheet excel file in which I want to see if specific values are present in some column, based on comma separated values in some other cell. The idealized case would be:
Sheet1: Cell A1
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### “Filter by Selected Cell's Color” is so slow

I have a row includes like 60-70 thousand lines. 30.000 of them colored. And I'm trying to filter them by "Filter by Selected Cell's Color" but it's so slow. It take forever to filter just 70.000 ...

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### Excel changes formula to numbers randomly

I have had recently a number of instances where Excel has changed formula to the numerical results of the formula :
Formula Formula
Formula Formula
Number Formula
Formula Formula
I have ...