I have a minor Excel formula problem. In my example has following data, cell A5 shows "apple", A6 shows "salt", A7 shows "sugar" and A8 shows "fish". On another hand, cell B3 is the "criteria" data showing 3. My question is to form an Excel formula which can extract the data from cell "A1" and then extract the 3rd data, which is "sugar" (that is the result I want). Althought the formula is counting from A1, but the excel formula know the data after "apple" and "salt" is "sugar" (cell from A1 to A4 is empty), because "sugar" is located on the 3rd in row! I know this Excel formula, =INDIRECT("A"&B3), is working very perfect if I want to scan the data in the WHOLE col A. How about if I have a situation which the data ONLY located from A3 to A8, how to adjust the formula in order it can accurately scan the data? Please advice and thanks, Wilchong -- Message posted via http://www.officekb.com

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I am working with a database i set up in excel. It has over 25,000 names, total size of file is 274mb. If i transfer all my data from an excel database to access, will i work faster. Right now it takes forever to open and save. I am told it is not my computer. any tips??? -- mikedipaol ----------------------------------------------------------------------- mikedipaola's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=3568 View this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread.php?threadid=55465 ...

I need a formula to have a blank cell instead of a "x" eg: result should be: aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao 2 6 3 6 2 5 17 20 15 205 18 6 3 6 2x 5 3 1 5 7 19 12 133 1 5 7x the formula i used is: =IF(AF2>=42,AA2&""&"x",IF(AF2="","",AA2)) on row 3 there are blank cells (null string contains formulas ) when I apply the formu...

I am using all columns through IV on one of my worksheets. Does anyone know how to get more columns? Hi stacy know way using Excel. this is the maximum! -- Regards Frank Kabel Frankfurt, Germany Stacy Haskins wrote: > I am using all columns through IV on one of my > worksheets. Does anyone know how to get more columns? As Frank said, that's the maximum cols But maybe you could try transposing your table / data ? (Excel has a lot more rows than columns) If so, try: http://tinyurl.com/2nmyy for an example on using TRANSPOSE() For a one-time Tranpose: Copy > Paste Specia...

I often have documents where I need to put formatting before or after the footnote number for every footnote, often for hundreds of footnotes...anyone know how I can do this in one shot? I know I can specify ^f in find and replace, but only in the find portion...it gives an error if you put it in replace. ...

Is there a way to specify a relative path to an XML data file imported into Excel 2003? I am writing a web app that generates report data as XML for the user to download to their local machine. This data is to be consumed by an Excel reporting spreadsheet, which contains display-formatted tables and charts that are mapped to various data fields in an XML Map, which is in turn linked to the xml data file they will download. The idea is the user only needs to download the data for updates, not the whole spreadsheet. However, since I cannot predict the path where the user will store their...

Thanks for the help again. Big thanks to Steve you've got me this far. I went out and bought a book, but it's like reading a foreign language. I was informed today that I can't have message boxes come up. I need to have the code point at the cells and if they are blank turn which ever one is blank red or if both are then both turn red then pause for each cell to be filled in. Cell F14 "Last Name" then automatically go to Cell F16 "First Name" on tab or enter. Basically if Cell F22 or F23 has an X in it, Cells F14 an F16 turn red and cell F14 has the focus...

I have a work book that is linked to another and vise versa. As thus: Workbook A is where the input of data is made; Workbook B has a link to the input from workbook A; Workbook A retrieves the altered data back as a link. Although this all works fine with both books open, I note that if I open workbook A by itself, that the data it retrieves from Workbook B is not updated . If However, both books are open, there's no problem. I thought linked books were updated automatically if the Update remote references has been selected?? But it appears that the second book is not updated until it ...

I have a formula that derives the answer from a figure with a decimal. I don't want to use the figures after the decimal. Is there a way to just use the whole number and omit the numbers after the decimal without having to manually key in all these numbers manually? Thanks, Mustang You can use the INT function. This 'rounds down' any number to th nearest integer, e.g. if A1=2.567, a formula in B2 of =INT(A1) return 2 HTH Bruc -- swatsp0 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- swatsp0p's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?...

Hello All, Using Windows & Excel XP. I have a worksheet that has times located in every other column, A1:A30, C1:C30, E1:E30. I then name the range "times". I want to find the count of times that are between 0:30:00 and 0:39:59 (30 and 39:59 minutes). I write the formula: =COUNTIF(times,">=" & TIME(0,30,0)) - COUNTIF(times,">=" & TIME(0,39,59)) but get the error #VALUE! I have tried writing a formula for times in one column and consecutive columns and it gives the correct count, it is just when the times in every other column that th...

I have three separate E-Mail Accounts (1,2, and 3) I have created three subfolders under Inbox (Mail1, Mail2, Mail3) How can I automatically get the mail sent to the correct Mail in location (Mail1,Mail2 or Mail3). I am sure the answer like everything is easy when you know how but I have just spent an hour trying! Thanks Ted On Mon, 2 Jan 2006 00:24:44 -0000, "EddyStone" <teds@screaming.net> wrote: >I have three separate E-Mail Accounts (1,2, and 3) >I have created three subfolders under Inbox (Mail1, Mail2, Mail3) >How can I automatically get the mail sent to ...

ok now should be simple >> I need to sort by month on data that is held in format >> day/month so eg 1511 1510 3011 3010 now custom/ends with/ 11... does not work custom/ends with/ ??11.. or *11 does not work either contains 11 does not work (& would also be wrong if data set contained 1011) but still I am stumped so any help would be great cheers Alex I would be inclined to add a new, temporary field of formulas that pull off the right 2 digits, and sort by that: =RIGHT(A1,2) -- Jim Rech Excel MVP ...

Can anyone tell me a little about goal seek? Hi basically it's used to change an input variable so that the result of the formula equals what you want it to ... say i have the following A B C 1 10 20 =A1+B1 now C1 will give me 30, but if i want to know what B1 will need to be if i want C1 to show 50, i can use goal seek Set C1 to value of 50 by changing B1 Hope this helps Cheers JulieD "Jamie Hart" <jhart@emaple.net> wrote in message news:u3OscELdEHA.244@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl... > Can a...

Can I show the date, time and day of week in one cell. I have: 09/03/07 8:30 AM in one cell using the format (Format/Cells/Custom): [$-409]mm/dd/yy h:mm AM/PM;@ Excel refuses to accept ddd for Mon or dddd Monday at the end of the format I want it to read: 09/03/07 8:30 AM Monday in 1 cell. I have Excel 2003. One way: mm/dd/yy h:mm AM/PM dddd;@ In article <Xns99B8A3CAF9130pencilunlistedcom@208.49.82.220>, Burp <burp@beep.comINVALID> wrote: > Can I show the date, time and day of week in one cell. > > I have: > 09/03/07 8:30 AM > in one cell using the for...

I have set my current workbook to split/freeze the first column and first 2 rows. Now, when I add a comment to the second row (in any column) my comments are cut off if I should scroll down. I don't ever remember the behavior before. And I don't know what I've done to enable it but it's really annoying. How do turn this off ? ...

Hello, can you help me please Cell B1 contains a complex mathematical formula which requires (in several places) a number from cell A1. Cell A1 can contain any integer number, but it is usually the same (30). I would like to be able to leave cell A1 empty, and only enter a number when it is not 30 , ie the default value of A1 is 30, unless specified. How do I go about this ? Should I look at conditional formatting, or put lots of IF functions into an already complex formula? Thank as always KK Use 2 cells Modify the complex formula to use B1 rather than A1 ( or any other un-u...

When charting in Excel 2002 is there a way to use sets of data from two different tabs within the same worksheet? For example, a spreadsheet contains separate tabs for prior year and current year data. Is there a way to reference the data or label series to pick up data from both? I tried pointing and clicking, and then typing the following as a reference for the axis labels: ='Prior Year'!$B$110:$M$110,'Current Year'!'$B$110:$M$110 but receive an error that I'm referring to an external worksheet. I've used the comma (') in the past to reference breaks ...

Hey is there a way to generate random numbers like you would for a draft. In other words, i have numbers 1 through 10 and generate a random order for those? Use the RAND() function. If 1-10 are in A1:A10, enter =RAND() in cell B1 and copy it down through B10. Recalc (F9), then sort by column B. Hope this helps, Hutch "pat67" wrote: > Hey is there a way to generate random numbers like you would for a > draft. In other words, i have numbers 1 through 10 and generate a > random order for those? > . > You would have to generate 10 random numbers ...

Hi, I have a column of numbers and I always want the following arra formula to use the last 12 entries: =(PRODUCT(1+D1:D12/100)-1)*100 Any suggestions? Thanks, Phillycheese -- Phillycheese ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Phillycheese5's Profile: http://www.excelforum.com/member.php?action=getinfo&userid=2419 View this thread: http://www.excelforum.com/showthread.php?threadid=37809 Assuming that Column D contains no blanks, try... =(PRODUCT(1+OFFSET(D1,MAX(0,COUNTA(D:D)-12),0,12,1)/100)-1)*100 ...confirmed with CONTROL+SHIFT+ENTER. Hope th...

We are running Exchange 2003 and Outlook 2003. I have tried to give a user rights to her boss's contacts through delegation and setting the rights on the contacts folder, however, while she has the rights she is unable to add or see her boss's contact folder in her Outlook. She can see it if she runs a search, but can not permanently put it in her list of contact folders. IS there a way that I can accomplish this through the back-end? Thanks, Joseph rapoport jrapoport@insurmark.net ...

I'm trying to get the average of the absolute values of a set of data over 8 weeks. Each week is on a seaparate sheet so to capture the moving ranges I've been using the formula below to get my result. Is there an easier way? =AVERAGE(ABS('Week 1'!G2-'Week 2'!G2),ABS('Week 2'!G2-'Week 3'!G2),ABS('Week 3'!G2-'Week 4'!G2),ABS('Week 4'!G2-'Week 5'!G2),ABS('Week 5'!G2-'Week 6'!G2),ABS('Week 6'!G2-'Week 7'!G2),ABS('Week 7'!G2-'Week 8'!G2)) Thanks! Amy The use of t...

I get the following error when I try going offline. The excelption is taken from Event Viewer of the Client Machine. Event Type: Error Event Source: MSCRMOfflineSync Event Category: None Event ID: 6000 Date: 3/25/2008 Time: 5:03:33 PM User: N/A Computer: WINXP Description: An error occurred during Offline Synchronization. Try going offline again, or restart Microsoft Outlook. saInsert failed for entity 'ActivityMimeAttachment', batchRows=0 with exception System.FormatException: Index (zero based) must be greater than or equal to zero and less than the size of the argument li...

I am trying to send a email to a group address I created with 58 addresses in it. When I try to send the email to this group I get the following Error: "5.1.2 or other punctuation after the recipient's email address. " I have gone back to the original contact cards and made sure the addresses were all legal. I have re-created the list, same problem I have re-booted, same thing. Any thoughts out there? Thanks Dunc My wife and I have MBP's and are both running MS Office for Mac's, Entourage 12.2.3. Both of us have messages cued up in the out boxes th...

Hello, I am trying to generate a large Excel spreadsheet apprx. 10000 rows and 40 columns. I am generating defined name section in the Workbook.xml part of the XLSM package. Here is a sample entry from that section <definedName name="_._44802_._0_._0_._0_._top_line" localSheetId="0" hidden="1">Sheet1!$B$2</definedName> Although the generation goes fine, I can not open the spreadsheet as the Excel throws an error message saying the package is corrupt. But this is not the case if the spreadsheet is small say, 200 rows by 10 columns. ...

Is there any way to call & place a graphic image based upon a cell value? Maybe you can look at J.E. McGimpsey's page: http://www.mcgimpsey.com/excel/lookuppics.html documike wrote: > > Is there any way to call & place a graphic image based upon a cell value? -- Dave Peterson ...

Is there a way to create an XY line graph wih plotted data, yet leave room to predict future data on the axes? I can get the graph, but the x and y axes stop at the last data points, and I want those axes continued so that the existing data can be examined and future data predicted and plotted on the same graph, but I am not sure how to accomplish this. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. Jeff 1) Click on data series in chart, use Add trendline; in Option tab specify some units forward OR 2) Read Help about TREND and FORECAST, and SLOPE and INTERCEPT OR 3) Get crystal bal...