#### Formula help needed!

```I have an amount in cell "A". I want cell "B" to decrease by an amount when cell "A" is increased.I am doing inventory, Cell "A" will be a case a Dr. does. Cell "B" will be an Item in my inventory. If I increase then number in cell "A"(meaning the Dr. did another case) I want 1 subtracted from each item used in my inventory list (Item totals in stock are in cell "B")
I hope I explained this good enough.

Gene.
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6/11/2004 7:57:01 AM
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```Hi
this is not possible with formulas. This would require VBA
(using an event procedure). is this a possible way for you?

>-----Original Message-----
>I have an amount in cell "A". I want cell "B" to decrease
by an amount when cell "A" is increased.I am doing
inventory, Cell "A" will be a case a Dr. does. Cell "B"
will be an Item in my inventory. If I increase then number
in cell "A"(meaning the Dr. did another case) I want 1
subtracted from each item used in my inventory list (Item
totals in stock are in cell "B")
>I hope I explained this good enough.
>
>Gene.
>.
>
```
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frank.kabel (11126)
6/11/2004 8:44:35 AM
```Frank, I am new to Excel. I took the intro class this semester and going to the next level in summer. You lost my on your reply. Can you explain farther? I built the inventory program with Excel but did everything the Long Hard way. I learned that in the class. Anything I can do to keep from entering each item used in a case 1 at a time would be great. I thought I could get multiple items subtracted from inventory be setting a master to click on and having it mean to Excel to subtract this group of items from the list when I click on the master.  Gene
--
Thanks for your help!

"Ace56" wrote:

> I have an amount in cell "A". I want cell "B" to decrease by an amount when cell "A" is increased.I am doing inventory, Cell "A" will be a case a Dr. does. Cell "B" will be an Item in my inventory. If I increase then number in cell "A"(meaning the Dr. did another case) I want 1 subtracted from each item used in my inventory list (Item totals in stock are in cell "B")
> I hope I explained this good enough.
>
> Gene.
```
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Ace56 (3)
6/11/2004 10:03:01 AM
```Hi
in this case I would suggest not to use VBA if you're
still learning Excel. Not sure about your inventory data
but one way to crate such a sheet would be the following:
1. Create a sheet with the following layout
A      B       C        D
ID     item    In/Out   Description
#1     item1   10       Buying new stocks
#1     item1   -3       Selling 3
#2     item2   30       Buy stocks of item 2
.....

Of course you can add additional columns (e.g. date,
comments, responsible, etc.)

Having such a database like structure would enable you to
create a status report for it. One way would be using
pivot tables for this. Find below some tutorial links:
http://www.cpearson.com/excel/pivots.htm
http://peltiertech.com/Excel/Pivots/pivotstart.htm
http://www.contextures.com/xlPivot02.html
http://www.ozgrid.com/Excel/excel-pivot-tables.htm

HTH getting you started

>-----Original Message-----
>Frank, I am new to Excel. I took the intro class this
semester and going to the next level in summer. You lost
my on your reply. Can you explain farther? I built the
inventory program with Excel but did everything the Long
Hard way. I learned that in the class. Anything I can do
to keep from entering each item used in a case 1 at a time
would be great. I thought I could get multiple items
subtracted from inventory be setting a master to click on
and having it mean to Excel to subtract this group of
items from the list when I click on the master.  Gene
>--
>Thanks for your help!
>
>
>"Ace56" wrote:
>
>> I have an amount in cell "A". I want cell "B" to
decrease by an amount when cell "A" is increased.I am
doing inventory, Cell "A" will be a case a Dr. does.
Cell "B" will be an Item in my inventory. If I increase
then number in cell "A"(meaning the Dr. did another case)
I want 1 subtracted from each item used in my inventory
list (Item totals in stock are in cell "B")
>> I hope I explained this good enough.
>>
>> Gene.
>.
>
```
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frank.kabel (11126)
6/11/2004 10:18:10 AM
```Thanx Frank.......I was hoping there was an easy way to do what I wanted. I appreciate the links and will check them out and see what I can do.

--
Thanks for your help!

Gene
"Ace56" wrote:

> I have an amount in cell "A". I want cell "B" to decrease by an amount when cell "A" is increased.I am doing inventory, Cell "A" will be a case a Dr. does. Cell "B" will be an Item in my inventory. If I increase then number in cell "A"(meaning the Dr. did another case) I want 1 subtracted from each item used in my inventory list (Item totals in stock are in cell "B")
> I hope I explained this good enough.
>
> Gene.
```
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Ace56 (3)
6/11/2004 1:12:02 PM
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