detect a filled out cell
I would like to check a column.
If a cell has text, i want to increase a counter.
could it be done using SUMIF ?
something like SUMIF(Page1!A:A;cell <>"";total=total+1)
i don't want to use VBA
It will count all non-empty cells, also numbers
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"Alain R." <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I would like to check a column.
> If a cell has text, i want to increase a coun...Creating a Combined Date/Time Shortcut
I know Excel provides shortcuts for entering the date (CTRL + ;) and the =
time (CTRL + SHIFT + ;), but I really need one that will enter both the =
and time in the same cell at the same time. (Since Excel does provide=20
formatting for same-cell date and time, it seems kind of odd that there =
a shortcut to facilitate entry.) Is it possible to create an entirely =
that doesn't use macros? (This last point is important, since the =
shared on a network.)
Any help anyone can offer would be much appreciated--I'm getting=20
desperate. T...Hyperlink via indirect cell reference
I have workbook that contains a number of sheets. On a separate sheet I
would like to be able to insert a hyperlink so that I can jump to a specific
However, rather than inserting all of the hyperlinks manually (I will have
to replicate this over many workbooks) I wondered if there was a formula to
allow me to jump to a cell (say A1) in another worksheet, based on the name
of that worksheet being entered in a cell reference.
For example - a number of worksheets called "Sheet1", "Sheet2", "Sheet3",
In another sh...Creating a new field based on conditions
I have a database that tracks insurance information for our various vendors.
Each insurance type has 2 fields - a requirement field (yes/no), and an
effective field (some show an expiration date, some are yes/no). I have
created a query that will return only the records for which insurance is
required but is expired/missing. My problem is that I want to create a new
field that is calculated based on the values in the other two fields in order
to make the resulting report more user-friendly.
For example, if GLRequired is True and GLExpiration is <Now(), I want the
new field to say...Creating array of specific object types dynamically
little gotcha. Some COM objects requires array of specific type.
To give you example, following DOESN'T work:
[array]$X = @()
However below code works:
[int32]$X = @()
For my framework, array type can be dynamic and I don't know in advance what
type it's going to be. So what I would need is below:
[$PropertyType]$X = @()
This doesn't work with error message "Unable to find type".
As a workaround, I solved it using following:
Invoke-Expression "[$$PropertyType]`$Var = @()"
This code works as expected, I am just curious if ...How do I freeze or lock cells to show up on each page without typ.
I have a 4 page sheet. I have a header already. But I want to freeze the
cells that head up the first page. I've done it before in school but can't
remember what it is called or how to do it...that's why I'm doing this.
Anyway, I want these cells to print off on each new page without having to
type them on each page. I hope that makes sense and I hope that someone can
If you mean for printing do file>page setup>sheet and select rows to repeat
otherwise for viewing you can select a2 if the headers start in row 1 and do
window> freeze panes
...Excel, how do I change the column headings from letters to number
I have a spreadsheet that has numbered columns as opposed to the standard
letters. How can I change this back to letters?
Go to the Tools menu, choose Options, then the General tab.
There, uncheck the R1C1 reference style setting.
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>I have a spreadsheet that has numbered columns as opposed to the
> letters. How can I change this ...Rename Cell
How can I rename column A to read "bills" instead of the letter A?
You can't. The closest you will get is to hide column headings, via Excel
Option, and then create your own.
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> How can I rename column A to read "bills" instead of the letter A?
you cant change the headers or row labels but you can define you data as a
list (or table) and the headings can then be used to refer...Yet another duplicate record dilemma
I have a table with records where one field are duplicates. I'm able to
query to find duplicates and delete them, however what I need to do is find
the duplicates, produce a total from another field, delete the duplicates and
update the record field with the new total.
Use the Find duplicates wizard, the build an Update query and either add to
Update MyTable Inner Join Querty1.ID On MyTable.ID Set MyField = MyField +
or just update it:
Update MyTable Inner Join Querty1.ID On MyTable.ID Set MyField =
Then delete the duplicate data.
Ar...Create static text from cell reference
I have two columns of text which I'm combining in a third column using the
formula (for C1, for example) =A1 & char(10) & B1
This gives me the contents of A1 on a line above the contents of B1 and
What I NEED to do is somehow create column C as TEXT, not as a REFERENCED
data from columns A and B. How do I create a cell that contains the actual
TEXT content of another cell instead of a REFERENCE to the other cell?
Select all the cells in "C" that have content. R-click them and select
"Copy" then r-click again, sele...merging 2 cells without losing data?
How can I merge 2 cells without losing data from the other cell?
Not possible I'm afraid. Try placing the dat from both cells into one
and use "Center across selection" under Format>Cells>Alignment
Merge cells always end up causing grief. they are best avoided.
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> How can I merge 2 cells without losing data from the other...automaticly create graph
what i would like to do is create a spread sheet where by i entered the fixed
and variable costs as well as the selling price. i would then like a graph to
automaicly change and display the this info.
Does anyone know how to do this.
Decide which cells on the spreadsheet you wish to include in the chart.
Select those cells. Follow the menu option: Insert/ Chart, and answer the
questions in the wizard.
Have you looked in Excel help at the topics concerned with charts, starting
with "Create a chart"?
Have you looked at the training material under
http://office.microsoft.com/...Cell Format #4
Is there a way to have a cell format based on contents of an i
if(C1="Input",and(C3,Format $#.##),if(C1="% of Revenue",and(C5,Forma
I want the If statement to test a condition, return contents of th
correct cell and format automatically.
Any help is appreciated
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I want to divide the y1-axis column and save it to radius (y1/2) column. How
do I do that?
x-axis y1-axis radius(y1/2)
0 0.00 8.0000
1 0.25 8.0242
2 0.50 8.0691
3 0.75 8.1281
4 1.00 8.1989
5 1.25 8.2803
6 1.50 8.3716
7 1.75 8.4729
8 2.00 8.5832
divide the y1-axis by what?
2 as an guess with y1-axis in column c
in the y1/2 column(d?), enter
> I want to divide the y1-axis column and save it to radius (y1/2) column. How
> do I do that?
> x-axis y1-axis radius(y1/2)
> 0 ...Creating a Graph
i want to create a grapg dynamically getting the values from a file..
take for example the first row is the x axis and the second row is the
y axis. i am planning to do this in mfc. what needs to be done for
this.. if somebody has an example relating this please send me the
link or the code.. thanks
Read the data. Plot it.
First, you have to read the data. You read the data and build an array of <x,y> pairs in
whatever way you want to save them, e.g., int, float, double. This is pretty elementary
To do a graph in a very fancy way, you should use an existing gra...Trying to create an Update query based on HR data to find upline V
Hi All, looking for some advice. I have an HR table that contains employee
information but does not contain management chain info. Basically i am trying
to determine who the employees upline VP is. The fields i have to work with
are [Employee Name], [Manager Name] and [Job Title]. I figure the logic would
be to check the employees' manager and if the manager is a VP (based on job
title), return the manager's name to a field called [VP]. If the manager is
not a VP then check that manager's manager, so on and so forth until a VP is
Any ideas would be much appr...Messenger emoticons
I have changed laptops and I did grab the old laptops custom emoticons
folder (all in dt2 and id2 file endings.) But when i copy everything in
the folder and add it to my new laptops custom emoticons folder... they
get added (i.e. show up in the folder) but the images/gifs or names dont
show up on the actual msn... *what gives*?
Do I have to change the dt2 endings to gif or jpeg and go to "create" in
msn for each of them to add them in? (I tried with one and it worked)
Only problem is i have alot, like 203 dt2 files so changing the ending
to .gif and adding each singu...Can you create custom activities? MSCRM 3.0
Is there a way to create a new custom activity instead of customising an
existing one? I have created a custom entity called 'Chat' utilising an
IFRAME. All works well but this entity really should be an activity
considering it's properties.
In fact I've just been introduced to MS-CRM 3.0 and don't really understand
what the difference is between an entity and activity. Would anyone shed the
light for me?
BTW, I think 3.0 looks great. Gotta admit it's improved.
In my experience, you cannot create custom activities. In fact, I have been
dire...cell selection gone crazy on Excel 2003
All of a sudden the mouse is acting like it is held down, and will not stop
selecting cells. Have tried double clicking, playing with the Function keys,
all sorts of things, but to no avail... don't want to force quit.
Any clues? TIA, Geri
See David McRitchie's notes at:
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> All of a sudden the mouse is acting like it is held down, a...Average of logic cells
I used a logic test to determine some levels from raw scores. For EG
>120 =5, 119-110 = 4, etc. I now want to dtermine an average score of
several of the the results from the logic tests but it doesnt seem to
work. (AVG does not recognise cells with logic tests) Can anyone help,
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> I used a logic test to determine so...Formatting Linked Cells
I have a project to do. I have to create an input worksheet that is the originator of other worksheets that are linked to the input worksheet. Is there a way to have the linked cells shown as a blank cell if the data (especially text data) is not enter in the input worksheet yet.
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> I have a project to do. I have to create an input ...Cell References..
I have a 12 month rolling report with a seperate worksheet within th
workbook which refers to the column containing current month's Numbers
When I "Cut" Column C (which contains the oldest Month) and "insert
column C between N & O it shifts my cells left and all I need to do i
input all of the current Month Data into Column N. The formulas al
remain intact and everything is peachy. Until I goto the Workshee
that refers to the Current Month on the 12 month rolling report.
My problem is that when I shift the columns on the "Report" workshee
it chages the cell...Use a VBA Macro inside an Excel Cell
This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
its been helpful to me so maybe it will do good for you too:
how to create a simple macro within Microsoft Excel, and then how to use =
that macro to calculate a single cell value.
&l...Excel number formatting #2
I receive spreadsheets with separate columns of numbers
and text. The problem is that the numbers column is not in
number or general format (when sorting behaves like text).
Is there a way to turn those columns into numbers (except
stepping into each one separately)? When I just highlight
the number in the cell and hit enter, the cell
automatically becomes numeric (I'm looking for a more
You can do this:
1. Type 1 (the number 1) into a blank cell. Highlight this, select Edit,
Copy. Now highlight entire column(s) that you want changed to numeric, and
sel...Changing named range reference depending on a cell's content
Where to start?!
I've got the following formula pulling data in from a secon
spreadsheet within the same workbook:
We have 8 different locations ("MICH" being one of them) that we nee
to be able to access. I can write a nested IF formula that looks a
cell I7 (that contains a list of all 8 locations) and, depending o
I7's content, brings back the desired values.
I was hoping someone in the forum could help me write a simpler formul
that would not have 7 IF statements embedded in it.
Any help w...