Convert specific text to a corresponding number

I have a field that can contain one of four different text values, BV, BR, 
FM, FR.  I need to convert these to a number, Ex: BV=5, BR=4, FM=6 and FR=1.  
Can I do this with one formula?
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slh
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5/16/2005 12:00:02 PM
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Hi

To do them in situ, you would need a macro, or use Find/Replace 4 times.
To do them in an adjacent column, you could use something like:
=((A2="BV")*5)+((A2="BR")*4)+((A2="FM")*6)+((A2="FR")*1)
Hope this helps.

-- 
Andy.


"slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:6A054846-2221-48F8-A143-DD3B2CCB7F65@microsoft.com...
>I have a field that can contain one of four different text values, BV, BR,
> FM, FR.  I need to convert these to a number, Ex: BV=5, BR=4, FM=6 and 
> FR=1.
> Can I do this with one formula?
> -- 
> slh 


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Andy
5/16/2005 12:08:32 PM
Thanks Andy,
The formula to list them in an adjacent column worked perfectly.
-- 
slh


"Andy B" wrote:

> Hi
> 
> To do them in situ, you would need a macro, or use Find/Replace 4 times.
> To do them in an adjacent column, you could use something like:
> =((A2="BV")*5)+((A2="BR")*4)+((A2="FM")*6)+((A2="FR")*1)
> Hope this helps.
> 
> -- 
> Andy.
> 
> 
> "slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:6A054846-2221-48F8-A143-DD3B2CCB7F65@microsoft.com...
> >I have a field that can contain one of four different text values, BV, BR,
> > FM, FR.  I need to convert these to a number, Ex: BV=5, BR=4, FM=6 and 
> > FR=1.
> > Can I do this with one formula?
> > -- 
> > slh 
> 
> 
> 
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SLH (11)
5/16/2005 1:53:12 PM
Pleased to help and thanks for the feedback!

-- 
Andy.


"slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:61CBCB89-BEC3-4705-AC9E-A3BB5EE2B622@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Andy,
> The formula to list them in an adjacent column worked perfectly.
> -- 
> slh
>
>
> "Andy B" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> To do them in situ, you would need a macro, or use Find/Replace 4 times.
>> To do them in an adjacent column, you could use something like:
>> =((A2="BV")*5)+((A2="BR")*4)+((A2="FM")*6)+((A2="FR")*1)
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> -- 
>> Andy.
>>
>>
>> "slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:6A054846-2221-48F8-A143-DD3B2CCB7F65@microsoft.com...
>> >I have a field that can contain one of four different text values, BV, 
>> >BR,
>> > FM, FR.  I need to convert these to a number, Ex: BV=5, BR=4, FM=6 and
>> > FR=1.
>> > Can I do this with one formula?
>> > -- 
>> > slh
>>
>>
>> 


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Andy
5/16/2005 2:00:01 PM
Andy,
A couple of questions if I may,
1.  I have another similar situation that I tried to modify your formula to 
accomplish with no luck.  This time it is text converted to text.  Ex "P001" 
or "P002" = "SPER", "P004" or "P005" = "MPER" and "P102" = "MH".

Also can you tell me what the *means in the formula you gave me.
Thanks,
-- 
slh


"Andy B" wrote:

> Pleased to help and thanks for the feedback!
> 
> -- 
> Andy.
> 
> 
> "slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:61CBCB89-BEC3-4705-AC9E-A3BB5EE2B622@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks Andy,
> > The formula to list them in an adjacent column worked perfectly.
> > -- 
> > slh
> >
> >
> > "Andy B" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> To do them in situ, you would need a macro, or use Find/Replace 4 times.
> >> To do them in an adjacent column, you could use something like:
> >> =((A2="BV")*5)+((A2="BR")*4)+((A2="FM")*6)+((A2="FR")*1)
> >> Hope this helps.
> >>
> >> -- 
> >> Andy.
> >>
> >>
> >> "slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:6A054846-2221-48F8-A143-DD3B2CCB7F65@microsoft.com...
> >> >I have a field that can contain one of four different text values, BV, 
> >> >BR,
> >> > FM, FR.  I need to convert these to a number, Ex: BV=5, BR=4, FM=6 and
> >> > FR=1.
> >> > Can I do this with one formula?
> >> > -- 
> >> > slh
> >>
> >>
> >> 
> 
> 
> 
0
SLH (11)
5/16/2005 9:15:03 PM
Hi

The way the formula works is by treating each part of the formula as a sum. 
The first bit looks whether A2="BV" and returns a TRUE or a FALSE - which is 
then coerced into being a 1 or a 0 by multiplying (*) it by whichever value 
you want the result to be. If BR was in A2, for example, the formula:
=((A2="BV")*5)+((A2="BR")*4)+((A2="FM")*6)+((A2="FR")*1)
would create a sum of:
=(0*5)+(1*4)+(0*6)+(0*1)     which gives a result of 4.
With a text result, however, you'll need to use IF statements - unles there 
are a lot of options.
=IF(OR(A2="P001",A2="P002"),"SPER",IF(OR(A2="P004",A2="P005"),"MPER",IF(A2="P102","MH","None 
of these")))
Hope this helps.

-- 
Andy.


"slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:E15A8418-981A-4382-9CFB-65C8D832B3A7@microsoft.com...
> Andy,
> A couple of questions if I may,
> 1.  I have another similar situation that I tried to modify your formula 
> to
> accomplish with no luck.  This time it is text converted to text.  Ex 
> "P001"
> or "P002" = "SPER", "P004" or "P005" = "MPER" and "P102" = "MH".
>
> Also can you tell me what the *means in the formula you gave me.
> Thanks,
> -- 
> slh
>
>
> "Andy B" wrote:
>
>> Pleased to help and thanks for the feedback!
>>
>> -- 
>> Andy.
>>
>>
>> "slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:61CBCB89-BEC3-4705-AC9E-A3BB5EE2B622@microsoft.com...
>> > Thanks Andy,
>> > The formula to list them in an adjacent column worked perfectly.
>> > -- 
>> > slh
>> >
>> >
>> > "Andy B" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi
>> >>
>> >> To do them in situ, you would need a macro, or use Find/Replace 4 
>> >> times.
>> >> To do them in an adjacent column, you could use something like:
>> >> =((A2="BV")*5)+((A2="BR")*4)+((A2="FM")*6)+((A2="FR")*1)
>> >> Hope this helps.
>> >>
>> >> -- 
>> >> Andy.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:6A054846-2221-48F8-A143-DD3B2CCB7F65@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I have a field that can contain one of four different text values, 
>> >> >BV,
>> >> >BR,
>> >> > FM, FR.  I need to convert these to a number, Ex: BV=5, BR=4, FM=6 
>> >> > and
>> >> > FR=1.
>> >> > Can I do this with one formula?
>> >> > -- 
>> >> > slh
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>> 


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Andy
5/17/2005 8:03:40 AM
Thankyou for taking the time to explain, that helps me a lot!  I am a bit of 
a novice with formulas so I really appreciate it.
-- 
slh


"Andy B" wrote:

> Hi
> 
> The way the formula works is by treating each part of the formula as a sum. 
> The first bit looks whether A2="BV" and returns a TRUE or a FALSE - which is 
> then coerced into being a 1 or a 0 by multiplying (*) it by whichever value 
> you want the result to be. If BR was in A2, for example, the formula:
> =((A2="BV")*5)+((A2="BR")*4)+((A2="FM")*6)+((A2="FR")*1)
> would create a sum of:
> =(0*5)+(1*4)+(0*6)+(0*1)     which gives a result of 4.
> With a text result, however, you'll need to use IF statements - unles there 
> are a lot of options.
> =IF(OR(A2="P001",A2="P002"),"SPER",IF(OR(A2="P004",A2="P005"),"MPER",IF(A2="P102","MH","None 
> of these")))
> Hope this helps.
> 
> -- 
> Andy.
> 
> 
> "slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
> news:E15A8418-981A-4382-9CFB-65C8D832B3A7@microsoft.com...
> > Andy,
> > A couple of questions if I may,
> > 1.  I have another similar situation that I tried to modify your formula 
> > to
> > accomplish with no luck.  This time it is text converted to text.  Ex 
> > "P001"
> > or "P002" = "SPER", "P004" or "P005" = "MPER" and "P102" = "MH".
> >
> > Also can you tell me what the *means in the formula you gave me.
> > Thanks,
> > -- 
> > slh
> >
> >
> > "Andy B" wrote:
> >
> >> Pleased to help and thanks for the feedback!
> >>
> >> -- 
> >> Andy.
> >>
> >>
> >> "slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:61CBCB89-BEC3-4705-AC9E-A3BB5EE2B622@microsoft.com...
> >> > Thanks Andy,
> >> > The formula to list them in an adjacent column worked perfectly.
> >> > -- 
> >> > slh
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Andy B" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Hi
> >> >>
> >> >> To do them in situ, you would need a macro, or use Find/Replace 4 
> >> >> times.
> >> >> To do them in an adjacent column, you could use something like:
> >> >> =((A2="BV")*5)+((A2="BR")*4)+((A2="FM")*6)+((A2="FR")*1)
> >> >> Hope this helps.
> >> >>
> >> >> -- 
> >> >> Andy.
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:6A054846-2221-48F8-A143-DD3B2CCB7F65@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >I have a field that can contain one of four different text values, 
> >> >> >BV,
> >> >> >BR,
> >> >> > FM, FR.  I need to convert these to a number, Ex: BV=5, BR=4, FM=6 
> >> >> > and
> >> >> > FR=1.
> >> >> > Can I do this with one formula?
> >> >> > -- 
> >> >> > slh
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> 
> 
> 
> 
0
SLH (11)
5/17/2005 10:42:02 AM
No problem!

-- 
Andy.


"slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message 
news:3B6BCC11-A38D-40D6-BD72-584452583B0B@microsoft.com...
> Thankyou for taking the time to explain, that helps me a lot!  I am a bit 
> of
> a novice with formulas so I really appreciate it.
> -- 
> slh
>
>
> "Andy B" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> The way the formula works is by treating each part of the formula as a 
>> sum.
>> The first bit looks whether A2="BV" and returns a TRUE or a FALSE - which 
>> is
>> then coerced into being a 1 or a 0 by multiplying (*) it by whichever 
>> value
>> you want the result to be. If BR was in A2, for example, the formula:
>> =((A2="BV")*5)+((A2="BR")*4)+((A2="FM")*6)+((A2="FR")*1)
>> would create a sum of:
>> =(0*5)+(1*4)+(0*6)+(0*1)     which gives a result of 4.
>> With a text result, however, you'll need to use IF statements - unles 
>> there
>> are a lot of options.
>> =IF(OR(A2="P001",A2="P002"),"SPER",IF(OR(A2="P004",A2="P005"),"MPER",IF(A2="P102","MH","None
>> of these")))
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> -- 
>> Andy.
>>
>>
>> "slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:E15A8418-981A-4382-9CFB-65C8D832B3A7@microsoft.com...
>> > Andy,
>> > A couple of questions if I may,
>> > 1.  I have another similar situation that I tried to modify your 
>> > formula
>> > to
>> > accomplish with no luck.  This time it is text converted to text.  Ex
>> > "P001"
>> > or "P002" = "SPER", "P004" or "P005" = "MPER" and "P102" = "MH".
>> >
>> > Also can you tell me what the *means in the formula you gave me.
>> > Thanks,
>> > -- 
>> > slh
>> >
>> >
>> > "Andy B" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Pleased to help and thanks for the feedback!
>> >>
>> >> -- 
>> >> Andy.
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:61CBCB89-BEC3-4705-AC9E-A3BB5EE2B622@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Thanks Andy,
>> >> > The formula to list them in an adjacent column worked perfectly.
>> >> > -- 
>> >> > slh
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Andy B" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Hi
>> >> >>
>> >> >> To do them in situ, you would need a macro, or use Find/Replace 4
>> >> >> times.
>> >> >> To do them in an adjacent column, you could use something like:
>> >> >> =((A2="BV")*5)+((A2="BR")*4)+((A2="FM")*6)+((A2="FR")*1)
>> >> >> Hope this helps.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> -- 
>> >> >> Andy.
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "slh" <slh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:6A054846-2221-48F8-A143-DD3B2CCB7F65@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> >I have a field that can contain one of four different text values,
>> >> >> >BV,
>> >> >> >BR,
>> >> >> > FM, FR.  I need to convert these to a number, Ex: BV=5, BR=4, 
>> >> >> > FM=6
>> >> >> > and
>> >> >> > FR=1.
>> >> >> > Can I do this with one formula?
>> >> >> > -- 
>> >> >> > slh
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>> 


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Andy
5/18/2005 9:47:59 AM
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Save Restore Point to specific date
Is it possible permanently save the Restore Point to specific date (one day) as file? No it's not. Restore points are not complete backups, they depend on the integrity all newer restore points to work - thus they cannot be used alone. "anime" <anime@nospam.microsoft.news> wrote in message news:uq00jx09KHA.2248@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl... > Is it possible permanently save the Restore Point to specific date (one > day) as file? "Dave and Rosanna" <davexnett05@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:ey8Oeh29KHA.4652@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx....

Re: Using Text Styles
Front page will not have a Next Edition. AFAIK it is dead. > Ed Bennett wrote: > > Ron Hagley wrote: > >> I have a document with Headings on one line followed by a linespace > >> then on a new line a subheading followed by (on the same line ) a > >> description > >> > >> I wish to use TEXT STYLES as this pattern repeats many times, I have > >> no problem seting up the styles for the headings, but when I do the > >> same for the SUBHEADINGS the text style is applied to the WHOLE line > >> including the description...

Curved Text
I want to use either Publisher or Word to create curved text. The first part of my text is to curve downwards, as if it was sitting on a invisible circle. The second part of the text is to curve upwards, as if it was also sitting on a invisible circle. I looked in the index at the back of the large 1,583- page "Inside Out" manual and cannot locate the instructions. Did the programmers forget to include this function when they designed the program? In Publisher 2000 you would use Word Art (the Big red W blue A on the left side of the screen). After creating your text cha...

delete highlighted text and more
how do I delete a highlighted selection using the backspace button and then continue using the backspace without clicking the mouse? I found a lot of threads that address the first part of the question (checking the "typing replaces selection" box in options/edit tab. However, my issue is that I want to continue deleting text by hitting the backspace button. The cursor seems to be limited to the position of the selected text. I have to move the cursor position after deleting the selection (with the backspace button).... I recall that this is possible because i do this ...