The formula =left(a1,30) will take the 30 left most characters from cell A1. Regards. Bill Ridgeway Computer Solutions <Pete.Cornejo@gmail.com> wrote in message news:1154982187.333123.188850@i42g2000cwa.googlegroups.com... >I have many cells with descriptive text, does anyone know of a formula > where I can take for instance a cell with 500 characters and take only > the first 30 and paste it in to a new cell. > > I have used a formula thanks to Gary > =left(a1,len(a1)/2 > > which has worked for other uses I have--now I need to extract only the > first 30 characters of a description and I have thousands of cells in > my description column..Please Help >

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Can anyone please help with this formula. If Sheet1 Column A = nothing(blank) And Column B = \\\\\\CC\\\\\\ Then Sheet 2 B7 = SumTotal. As a regular formula would be nice or VB code Hi Richard you want nothing at all in the whole of column A in sheet 1? do you want every cell in column B of sheet 1 to have \\\\\\CC\\\\\\ or should this (can this) only appear in one cell? and what range are you summing on sheet 2 in cell B7? Cheers JulieD "Richard" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:82ce01c477e1$77f0e740$a301280a@phx.gbl... > Can anyone please ...

I am using an =Ave function in a formula to average quite a few cell values together. I add new information all the time; sometimes 5 or 6 new cells at a time. How can I append or up-date my formula to include these new cells with out have to type the new cells into the formula? When I make the cell that has the formula in it active/edit, all of the cells that are referenced in the formula have a highlight around them. Is there a key or key combination I can press while clicking on the cells I want to add to the formula? Thanks, john Hi see your post in Excel.misc -- Regards Frank ...

I have a working SUMPRODUCT formula {=SUMPRODUCT(($C$4:$C$4341=z8)*(audittypefm1="Standard"))} that I need to change the 1st array to C5623. When I do I get a #N/A error. I've tried giving the range a name (empnofm2), and I've verified all the data in the C4:C5623 range is formated the same (general, it is all employee numbers from 2 to 5 digits long. I'm using a "trim all" macro which is working great. I am unable to determine what is causing the #N/A and how to fix it. Basically I copied an entire worksheet within the same workbook and changed the name, wh...

I have office excel 2007. I am a fairly new user, I have a worksheet which maintains and monitors the movement of various units, and is controlled by quantity and dates. What I would like to do is write a formula that will remove the ordered date when I input the new start date, which would be the newer date. So far I have not been able to make this work. I would appreciate any help or advice you can give me. Many Thanks Mike You could use a worksheet_change event that clearscontents of the original cell. -- Don Guillett Microsoft MVP Excel SalesAid Software dguillett1@austin.rr.com ...

I have 98 sets of magazines each set has 12 in the set what formula can I use to get a total of issues in all sets have you tried 98*12 -- Don Guillett SalesAid Software dguillett1@austin.rr.com "Just Me" <no@isp.com> wrote in message news:eZ66ZEGHGHA.1192@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl... >I have 98 sets of magazines each set has 12 in the set > > what formula can I use to get a total of issues in all sets > =98*12 or =A1*A2 if the numbers are in A1 and A2 -- HTH Bob Phillips (remove nothere from email address if mailing direct) "Just Me" <n...

Hi, What formula should I use if I want it to look at a specific cell and then work out the total number between two numbers. e.g. if cell H6 had 7-4 entered the number 9 would be returned. Thanks in advance I'm not sure how you got 9, but your life would be much easier if you used two separate cells and then subtracted the smaller from the larger (and then added one???). Boenerge wrote: > > Hi, > What formula should I use if I want it to look at a specific cell and then > work out the total number between two numbers. > e.g. if cell H6 had 7-4 entered the number 9 woul...

Hello all, I have Excel from Office XP and am using it on Windows XP Home Edition I'm working on a program where users enter text in various cells. Fo example: A B 1 Name: ------ 2 Date: ------ Then the text that they enter is displayed in another cell all togethe using the following formula: =$B$4&", "&$B$5&". "&"("&$B$6&"). "&$B$7&". "&$B$8&" "&$B$9&"("&$B$10&"), "&$B$11&"-"&$B$12&"." I'...

Can the offset be used in the below formula for the information in column "K"? In column L have the the following formula's L46 =MAX($I46*1000-$K$46*$J46,0) L47 =MAX($I47*1000-$K$46*$J47,0) .... L99 =MAX($I99*1000-$K$46*$J99,0) What I'd like to do is to copy the fomula into columns M, N, O, ... M47 =MAX($I47*1000-$K$47*$J47,0) M48 =MAX($I48*1000-$K$47*$J48,0) M49 =MAX($I49*1000-$K$47*$J49,0) .... N48 =MAX($I48*1000-$K$48*$J48,0) N49 =MAX($I49*1000-$K$48*$J49,0) .... O50 =MAX($I50*1000-$K$50*$J50,0) O51 =MAX($I51*1000-$K$50*$J51,0) .... How abou...

I have a report that must be turned in the night before for tomorrow's date. Is ithere a date formula that will return tomorrow's date to a cell in Excel? One way: =TODAY() + 1 In article <668782AC-774A-475F-9821-8A4C3B14A983@microsoft.com>, "Shadyhosta" <Shadyhosta@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote: > I have a report that must be turned in the night before for tomorrow's date. > Is ithere a date formula that will return tomorrow's date to a cell in Excel? I assume that you want the date to remain static after entry. Easiest way, use 2...

Can anyone help with the weekday formula. What I want to do is enter the date in say A1 11/20/2003 and have B return the answer of Thursday. Currently I use the weekday formula bu only returns the number of the day. Thanks in advance B ----------------------------------------------- ~~ Message posted from http://www.ExcelTip.com ~~View and post usenet messages directly from http://www.ExcelForum.com There are several ways to do this. One is to enter =A1 and format the cell with a custom number format of dddd. Another way is to use the function =TEXT(A1,"dddd"). -- Cordiall...

Hi, How do I change the following formula =SUMIF($F$39:$F$79,"PW Shopfitters",$D$39:$D$79)/COUNTIF($F$39:$F$79,"PW Shopfitters") to count within a named range (PW Shopfitters). Any help would be great. Cheers, Phil Hi A range name cannot have spaces, maybe that's your problem. Name your range PW_Shopfitters. Then replace your cell references with PW_Shopfitters, eg =Sumif(PW_Shopfitters,"PW Shopfitters",............ -- j.kasselman@atlantic.net.remove_2nd_at. Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa "PW11111" wrote: > > Hi, > &g...

When using the above. When the source cell is empty the target cell has data, how can I get rid, so the target cell is blank until source cell has data You can check first: =if(b99="","",b99) or =if(sheet1!a1="","",sheet1!a1) neilbrown1965 wrote: > > When using the above. When the source cell is empty the target cell has data, > how can I get rid, so the target cell is blank until source cell has data -- Dave Peterson ...

At least I think that's what I'm looking for. here's my situation: I've got a sheet where there is a variable (X) that changes depending on what row it is on. So I have a column (column c) that lists these variables (X is dependant on things from a different sheet). X is a muliplier that is utilized differently depending on the value of N. N is a Picklist selection and can change periodically. Or even be duplicated on more than one row. I have a vlookup that checks the value of N (column a) and needs to return a formula that has X applied if needed on the approp...

Hello. I have this formula loaded from a text field on a form: val([field10])+val([field20]) and I would like to use this as a code formula. I mean, if I use that in VBA code it works, but If I load from a text field it doesn't work. I need that my form use that formula stored in a text field to calculate values. Regards in advance, Marco responded to in another newsgroup. It's rarely necessary to post the same question to more than one group. If it is necessary, select all the relevant newsgroups in the "To:" or "Newsgroups:" field. That way, folks who...

Dear MS, How about a new function for this one. I'm sure MANY users have the same problem as me. The research below seems quite comprehensive and has effectively come up against a brick wall. Thanks Peter Harlan Grove posted this UDF: http://www.google.com/groups?selm=hkQVb.2432%24_4.259%40www.newsranger.com Peter wrote: > > Very Helpful Papou - thank you! > Do you know of an additional / alternative method where you achieve the same tihing but are not required to have all the relevant work sheets open? > Many thanks > Peter > > "papou" wrote: > ...

What formula in access can do =COUNTIF(CAF!D:D,A3) Basicly I have 2 tables I want the 2nd table to count how many times a number is listed in the 1st table. I am trying to do this with a query and the count expression but keep getting errors. Dont bother with this one guys just figured it out AMDGUY [MCP] wrote: > What formula in access can do > =COUNTIF(CAF!D:D,A3) > > Basicly I have 2 tables > > I want the 2nd table to count how many times a number is listed in the > 1st table. I am trying to do this with a query and the count expression > but keep getting e...

What does the $ symbol mean in a formula? example: =G8*($A$14*2)*100 thanx The $ is used for absolut referencing. For e.g lets take your formula =G8*($A$14*2)*100 suppose you enter this formula in cell B2, now simply copy this formula one cell to the right (C2) by and one cell down (B3). C2: =H8*($A$14*2)*100 B3: =G9*($A$14*2)*100 So you see that The original G8 has changed, whereas $A$1 remains the same in both the new formulae because of the dollar signs. Mangesh "S" <S@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D86597A4-C0A1-46AF-9DA6-FE06AB9C1FA0@mi...

i dont know if you can do this..... if(c5=10, take the cell 5 right 3 down to it, 0) if you can, i dont know how to write it in excel language thanks if anyone can hel -- cutsygur ----------------------------------------------------------------------- cutsygurl's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=1504 View this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread.php?threadid=27569 cutsygurl Wrote: > i dont know if you can do this..... > if(c5=10, take the cell 5 right 3 down to it, 0) > if you can, i dont know how to write it in excel language &...

I have $700,000 to spend on advertising for three different products. My market share for the three products is 51.96%, 36.07% and 41.25%. I want to apportion my 700K between the three products so that the product with the lowest market share gets the most advertising dollars, etc. Using my data, I've been trying to devise a formula all night that would do this, but I'm stumped. I could use a hint... Here's one way of doing it - put 700,000 in A1 and put your 2 percentage shares in B1:B3 and then put this formula in C1: =3DA$1*(1-B1/SUM(B$1:B$3))/2 Format as currency and co...

I need to add the same text (.JPG) to existing text. I have over 4000 existing cells to add this same file extension to. I can't seem to figure out how to do this without manually going into each cell. Any suggestions would be great. enter .jpg into cell B61 for example and assume that you have filenames 10001 and 10002 running down the column starting in A61, A62 etc. Then type in to cell C61 =+A61&$B$61 The just drag the cell down to copy against each one. -- filky ------------------------------------------------------------------------ filky's Profile: http://www.exc...

I have a data entry Sheet for loading details to Invoice (sheet 1) and this data entry sheet loads as soon as file opens. It open with the cells still with old datas in, is there a way of either the cells being empty when next data load or actually clearing after use / enter the buttoms (macro) - OK / Next ? Rdgs. Sudipta Maybe you should create a template from your data entry sheet! A new workbook opened from a template shall always have empty cells. -- Regards! Stefi „Sudipta Sen” ezt írta: > I have a data entry Sheet for loading details to Invoice ...

I have a worksheet that I use over-and-over again. It has several columns of data, and some of the columns have long and hard to remember formulas to total the columns. I usually delete the numbers in the columns after I print out the worksheet, leaving the formulas intact at the bottom of the columns. Being human, I occasionally goof and delete the sum formulas too. Is there a way that I can lock the formula cell at the bottom of the column so that I don't accidentally delete it? Thanks in advance, Malcolm A two step process a) select the cell that you DO want the user ...

Hi all, I want to be able to get the cell reference (in the format A1) of a GETPIVOTDATA reference. For example: =(GETPIVOTDATA("Sum of Qty",'$A$5,"Customer Name","ABC Company")) pulls data from a corresponding cell in the table. That reference is A10 but I want to get this from the actual GETPIVOTDATA reference itself. Is this possible? Regards Morgan ...

good day! i copied a table from a html and paste to excel2000 i try to get the sum =SUM(B5:B10) but the outcome is 0.when i check the number on the cell,i found out that theres a space at the end. i try this formula {=SUM(VALUE(SUBSTITUTE(B5:B10," ","")))} but the result was #VALUE!. Hi! > i copied a table from a html Chances are the "space" is really a char(160) space. Try this: =SUMPRODUCT(1*SUBSTITUTE(B5:B10,CHAR(160),"")) Your best course of action would be to get rid of those characters and then use a simple =SUM(B5:B10). ...

I want to create a new row and copy selectively from the one above. I want to copy formats and formulas but not values. I am using Excel 2002. I can use insert to create a new row with all the same formats (including conditional formatting). If I then use paste-->special-->formulas Excel pastes both formulas AND values of the cells which contain no formula. I want to avoid writing something which tests each cell to see if it contains a true formula. Any suggestions anyone? ------------------------------------------------ ~~ Message posted from http://www.ExcelTip.com/ ~~ View and ...