#### Max number of consectutive blanks in a range

```I have this formula in column G
=IF(SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700)>0,SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700),"")

In Column H, I like to count the maximum number of consecutive blanks in
that entire range.
Meaning, there may 5 consective blanks, then 3, then 18, then 7. I'd like 18
to be returned.

Thanks,

Steve
```
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Utf
1/28/2010 4:21:02 PM
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```In H1 enter1
In H2 enter:
=IF(G2="",H1+1,0) and copy down

In another cell the answer is:
=MAX(H:H)
--
Gary''s Student - gsnu201001

"Steve" wrote:

> I have this formula in column G
> =IF(SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700)>0,SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700),"")
>
> In Column H, I like to count the maximum number of consecutive blanks in
> that entire range.
> Meaning, there may 5 consective blanks, then 3, then 18, then 7. I'd like 18
> to be returned.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve
```
 0
Utf
1/28/2010 5:28:01 PM
```Perfect.

I thought it'd be simple, but actually simplier than I thought.

Thanks again,

Steve

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

> In H1 enter1
> In H2 enter:
> =IF(G2="",H1+1,0) and copy down
>
> In another cell the answer is:
> =MAX(H:H)
> --
> Gary''s Student - gsnu201001
>
>
> "Steve" wrote:
>
> > I have this formula in column G
> > =IF(SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700)>0,SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700),"")
> >
> > In Column H, I like to count the maximum number of consecutive blanks in
> > that entire range.
> > Meaning, there may 5 consective blanks, then 3, then 18, then 7. I'd like 18
> > to be returned.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Steve
```
 0
Utf
1/28/2010 5:52:02 PM
```You are welcome!  You can use an array formula instead of the helper column,
but it might get really slow.
--
Gary''s Student - gsnu201001

"Steve" wrote:

> Perfect.
>
> I thought it'd be simple, but actually simplier than I thought.
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Steve
>
> "Gary''s Student" wrote:
>
> > In H1 enter1
> > In H2 enter:
> > =IF(G2="",H1+1,0) and copy down
> >
> > In another cell the answer is:
> > =MAX(H:H)
> > --
> > Gary''s Student - gsnu201001
> >
> >
> > "Steve" wrote:
> >
> > > I have this formula in column G
> > > =IF(SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700)>0,SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700),"")
> > >
> > > In Column H, I like to count the maximum number of consecutive blanks in
> > > that entire range.
> > > Meaning, there may 5 consective blanks, then 3, then 18, then 7. I'd like 18
> > > to be returned.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Steve
```
 0
Utf
1/28/2010 6:09:02 PM
```This is fine.

Don't want
No
Slow

Thanks again.

"Gary''s Student" wrote:

> You are welcome!  You can use an array formula instead of the helper column,
> but it might get really slow.
> --
> Gary''s Student - gsnu201001
>
>
> "Steve" wrote:
>
> > Perfect.
> >
> > I thought it'd be simple, but actually simplier than I thought.
> >
> > Thanks again,
> >
> > Steve
> >
> > "Gary''s Student" wrote:
> >
> > > In H1 enter1
> > > In H2 enter:
> > > =IF(G2="",H1+1,0) and copy down
> > >
> > > In another cell the answer is:
> > > =MAX(H:H)
> > > --
> > > Gary''s Student - gsnu201001
> > >
> > >
> > > "Steve" wrote:
> > >
> > > > I have this formula in column G
> > > > =IF(SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700)>0,SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700),"")
> > > >
> > > > In Column H, I like to count the maximum number of consecutive blanks in
> > > > that entire range.
> > > > Meaning, there may 5 consective blanks, then 3, then 18, then 7. I'd like 18
> > > > to be returned.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks,
> > > >
> > > > Steve
```
 0
Utf
1/28/2010 7:18:01 PM
```Try this array formula** :

=MAX(FREQUENCY(IF(H3:H700="",ROW(H3:H700)),IF(H3:H700<>"",ROW(H3:H700))))

** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT
key then hit ENTER.

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:134794AF-B3CF-4AEB-8A7F-643EF0D5E316@microsoft.com...
>I have this formula in column G
> =IF(SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700)>0,SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700),"")
>
> In Column H, I like to count the maximum number of consecutive blanks in
> that entire range.
> Meaning, there may 5 consective blanks, then 3, then 18, then 7. I'd like
> 18
> to be returned.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve

```
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T
1/28/2010 7:20:39 PM
```This works nicely also.

Thank you very much.

Steve

"T. Valko" wrote:

> Try this array formula** :
>
> =MAX(FREQUENCY(IF(H3:H700="",ROW(H3:H700)),IF(H3:H700<>"",ROW(H3:H700))))
>
> ** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
> CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the SHIFT
> key then hit ENTER.
>
> --
> Biff
> Microsoft Excel MVP
>
>
> "Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:134794AF-B3CF-4AEB-8A7F-643EF0D5E316@microsoft.com...
> >I have this formula in column G
> > =IF(SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700)>0,SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700),"")
> >
> > In Column H, I like to count the maximum number of consecutive blanks in
> > that entire range.
> > Meaning, there may 5 consective blanks, then 3, then 18, then 7. I'd like
> > 18
> > to be returned.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Steve
>
>
> .
>
```
 0
Utf
1/28/2010 8:57:01 PM
```You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback!

--
Biff
Microsoft Excel MVP

"Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C7C20D78-4A99-4CB2-9EB1-E2CFF00725E9@microsoft.com...
> This works nicely also.
>
> Thank you very much.
>
> Steve
>
> "T. Valko" wrote:
>
>> Try this array formula** :
>>
>> =MAX(FREQUENCY(IF(H3:H700="",ROW(H3:H700)),IF(H3:H700<>"",ROW(H3:H700))))
>>
>> ** array formulas need to be entered using the key combination of
>> CTRL,SHIFT,ENTER (not just ENTER). Hold down both the CTRL key and the
>> SHIFT
>> key then hit ENTER.
>>
>> --
>> Biff
>> Microsoft Excel MVP
>>
>>
>> "Steve" <Steve@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:134794AF-B3CF-4AEB-8A7F-643EF0D5E316@microsoft.com...
>> >I have this formula in column G
>> > =IF(SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700)>0,SUMIF(Montana!\$A\$3:\$A\$700,C3,Montana!\$N\$3:\$N\$700),"")
>> >
>> > In Column H, I like to count the maximum number of consecutive blanks
>> > in
>> > that entire range.
>> > Meaning, there may 5 consective blanks, then 3, then 18, then 7. I'd
>> > like
>> > 18
>> > to be returned.
>> >
>> > Thanks,
>> >
>> > Steve
>>
>>
>> .
>>

```
 0
T
1/28/2010 9:47:52 PM

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