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

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### Use functions like Countif, Countblank etc. to refer to discontiguous ranges.

Is there a way to use array formulas or some other feature to essentially have an excel function that means.
=Countblank({A1,A4:A6,A112:127,B29:B38}) etc.
Essentially, I want to refer to multiple ...

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### Excel “Smart” Dropdown / Data Validation

In Excel, is there a way to create a dropdown menu or data validation field that
Allows the user to enter a value that is not currently on the list (like a combo box)
Save that value in the dropdown ...

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### How to output a CSV file from a matrix of Excel formulas using multiple files?

I am receiving on a weekly basis a list of Excel spreadsheets from a supplier (around 40 spreadsheets) with data in a specific format. Since the format is a bit complex and can't be converted to CSV ...

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### What function (or functions) can I use to pass worksheet title to a reference?

I have a number of cells on a worksheet that reference another worksheet. Pretty straight forward except I have to type the name of each worksheet in each formula which is becoming monotonous. What I ...

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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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### 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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### How to get new data to automatically slot into correct column in Excel?

I am trying to move new data into an existing database with set columns. The existing database has a column for every possible type of data, but not all new entries contain all columns. So I can't ...

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### Can I make Excel keep a history count when a selection is made?

I have a drop down list people (Data on Sheet#2) and I would like to keep a running total every time these people are selected under the drop down list for the type they were selected for.
Example: ...

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### Track workflow precendents using only Excel Formulas

what I'm trying to achieve is the following. I have a production chain, say for example:
A and B are used to make C
C and D are used to make E
and E is used to make F
And I wanna know the direct ...

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### EXCEL 2011 - Inventory with Matrix and Vlookup

I am creating an inventory matrix, which has on the first column a list of all the items in the inventory, and on the first row a list of the dates for when the inventory gets renewed. Basically, not ...

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### Search in text for column of words and return the word that matches

I have two columns of data, the first (Column A) contains a whole load of text, the second (Column C) contains the "key" data.
I want to see if the text in Column A is matched by any of the entries ...

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### Excel lookup value not on same row

What i`m looking for is that the data will be filled automatically from data table by lookup value in not same row.
See the picture
or xls example https://dropmefiles.com/BDlHe
1st table lookup ...

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### Matching a column range based on a column label

I have written a spreadsheet for Excel 10 and am struggling with the last bit of formula.
I wrote this:
=SUMPRODUCT(--(ISNUMBER(FIND(B7,'PO SHEET'!$K$7:$K$74))),('PO SHEET'!$W$7:$W$74))
However, ...

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### excel formulas not working in structured table protected cells

Structured Table1=
A B C
QTY Price QTY*Price
1 3 3 =A*B
2
3
Column QTY & Price are not locked
while Column QTY*Price is locked & hidden as it has a ...

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### which function would add a row to another set of rows, so it behaves as if they were below each other?

Example: having data in A1:E4 and another data in G1:K1 and i need to use them to look like A1:E5 so that G1:K1 was added below A1:E4.
The reason behind this is that excel is asking to give set ...

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### Return cells with values in a column when we change the date on a different sheet and remove blank cells

I have one excel sheet which I normally record the expenses everyday. Column 1 will contain the money a person is given and Row 1 will contain the date of the month. What will keep on changing is the ...

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### How do I incorporate IFERROR into this formula?

I need to know how to include an IFERROR statement in this formula in Excel 2007.
=VLOOKUP($E3,HSA!$E$3:$G$20,2,FALSE)*$D3
I want the formula to return a 0 instead of an #N/A.

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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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### What does the TABLE function do?

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

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### Return an array from a lookup

I have a table with column A containing vendors and column B containing product codes. One vendor has many product codes.
In another place I need an array of product codes for a specific vendor. The ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### Excel for Mac 2011 move column 2 in sheet 1 to column 1 in sheet 2

I would like to move column 2 into column 1 for each successive sheet, one sheet per week, automatically. Is that possible? I do it with this formula ='1st week'!D2 and manually changing '1st week' to ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### If(ISERROR(INDEX combination produces “You've entered too many arguments for this function” error

I have two working formulas and I want to combine them both:
This identifies a unique item number in a list
=IFERROR(INDEX($B$3:$B$16, MATCH(0,COUNTIF($E2:E$2, $B$3:$B$16), 0)),"")
This ...

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### Sorting data by association?

That title may have been misleading, I don't know quite how to put it.
I have a set of data where a number stands for a description. It currently looks like this:
10 Blue
11 Green
12 Purple
13 Red
14 ...

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### Spreadsheet: Normalising multiple irregularly time-stamped data from sensors only roughly in sinc

I use the latest version of open office on a windows vista pc. I have .csv barometric data logged from two different sensors (pieces of equipment), that report when changes occur rather than at set ...

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### sum rows and columns depending on two values

I got the following table in Excel (Microsoft Excel 2011 for Mac).
It is basically for controlling issues. It shows a number of persons (employees) that are assigned to specific work-packages that ...

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### What formula in OpenOffice calc can automate game show points as needed? Details in text

I host a trivia game show in which the answer to every question is a number. The eleven teams/players closest to the correct answer without going over receive points - 15, 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, ...

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### Lookup and return values from unsorted sheet

I have a workbook set up something like this:
Sheet 1 has data for some people: name, address, height, favorite color, and many other things.
In sheet 2, I want to pull all of the data for each ...

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### Excel: Count duplicates only once, based on third criterion

So I got a excel sheet that lists (amongst other things) organizations and the year they were active in. Some organizations were active more than once a year. It looks like this:
YEAR -- ...

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### Formulas suddenly become text

I've been working on an extensive Excel list with cell references between sheets and it's been working like a charm, up until now. There is this one cell that refuses to acknowledge that I have ...

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### Auto update filter - no macros

Is there a way to automatically update a filter without hitting "reapply", without using macros?
I have a dropdown list and would like the worksheet to filter based on the coice from the drop down.

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### Excel formula to find a particular sheet of a workbook from another workbook

I am looking up one workbook (Figuresmaster) to pull financial figures into another workbook (AreaBudgets). I have the below lookup formula working (in AreaBudgets).
=IF(ISNA(
...

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### Macro, Formula or Code? Copy data to new sheet based on specific criteria?

I have tried pulling this together with various formulas but A. A lot of the didnt
work and B. it was very messy.
For the example of this question lets use a Music CD with 2 Disc.
The information is ...

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### Excel 2007. 2nd Formula wont accept result of 1st formula on a different work sheet

I have a rather frustrating problem that it seems others have had also but I have yet to find a solution that works.
I have simplified things below as I tend to give too much information.
Basicly I ...

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### Excel linked data formula turns to #REF upon opening workbook Office 365 ProPlus

Open File A with vlookup formula referencing File B. File A will show fine. Open File B and File A will change to #REF!
I correct the #REF! and make sure to update formulas (calculate) to file B. ...

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### Excel - Pieces of data from large chart sheet 1, auto sort on sheet2

I have a large chart and need to take small pieces of data (3 cells each for 14 rows) and have them stack ranked on the second sheet. I need A21:A34 (Branch Name), M21:M34 (% of Goal) and K21:K34 to ...

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### Is this possible to generate excel combo box based on cell value?

As you can see, Cell C2 got 1,2,3,4. I assume this is a student id. So, I would like to generate a combo box in Cell B8, using Cell C2's data, separated by ,. So, in this case, the combo box should ...

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### Formula to reference a cell but not update with that cell

My workbook has data that is automatically loaded in from yahoo finance. The data is constantly being refreshed. I need a formula that can take the referenced cell and produce the number value of that ...

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### Excel formula works on one sheet but not the other. Non-blank max number

I'm trying to calculate the max number between 2 non blank cells in column A, using the values in column B when B>C. There are no blanks in B:B. C is always blank unless C>B.
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### Mode of text in excel

I have a spreedsheet with team numbers and some info about them (as text). Teams appear several time, and in a different sheet I have a summary for each team. I want to find the mode for one team.
I ...

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### Excel performances: INDIRECT+ADDRESS VS CELL+OFFSET

Using Excel I can achieve the same result using two different approaches, here are the formulas:
A) =INDIRECT(ADDRESS(5+MATCH($A$16,Aliquote!$A$5:$A$15,0),1,1,1,"Aliquote"))
B) ...

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### How to combine two sheets based on their dates?

I have two sheets: one is stock index, one is air pollution value. I want to match the air pollution value to each trading day. How can I do it on Excel?
the first sheet looks like:
01/01/1997 39
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