Write formula for simple copy and paste to another cell

I have a worksheet that contains hundreds of columns. Each group of three are 
related to each other (Cols A-C, D-F, etc...).
I have this formula that works well for columns A-C

=IF(NOT(ISBLANK('Page 5 Counts'!B2)),VLOOKUP('Page 5 Counts'!B2,'Color 
Key'!$A$1:$B$87,2,FALSE),IF(AND(COLUMN()=COLUMN($B$1),ROW()=1),IF($A$2=$A$1,"",1),IF(AND(COLUMN()=COLUMN($C$1),ROW()=1),$B$1,IF(AND(COLUMN()=COLUMN($B$2),ROW()=2),IF($A$2=$A$1,2,1),IF(AND(COLUMN()=COLUMN($C$2),ROW()=2),IF($A$2=$A$3,"",IF($A$2=$A$1,$B$2,1)),IF(AND(COLUMN()=COLUMN($B$3),ROW()=3),IF($A$3=$A$2,$B$2+1,1),IF(AND(COLUMN()=COLUMN($C$3),ROW()=3),IF($A$3=$A$4,"",IF($A$3=$A$2,$B$3,1)),IF(COLUMN()=COLUMN(B2),IF(A2=A1,B1+1,1),IF(COLUMN()=COLUMN(C2),IF(A2=A3,"",IF(A2=A1,B2,1)))))))))))

I know it is rather thick and probably difficult to read through, but that 
is my formula and it works exactly how I want......sort of. 
My problem is two-fold and I hope I say it correctly....

Column A contains a number (ex. 351), Column B counts the number of 
occurrences each particular instances is. Column C shows the last number of 
that occurrence. (Will provide example at the bottom)

One, I need to be able to put this in cell A1 and copy it over and down to a 
variable number of columns and rows. Currently, I have to copy it exactly as 
shown above (not drag/copy) into cell B2, C2, B3, and C3, then I can do a 
drag copy of B3:C3 all the way down to the bottom of my data. 

Two, I can't use it in column A or in Row 1. (the cell references to col A 
and to row 1 causes #REF!). But I need it to know to look in cell A1 (or D1, 
or G1, etc...)

My ultimate goal really is to just have one formula that I can put into cell 
A1 and can drag copy from top to bottom, left to right, without any manual 
changes.

Worksheet example:

Column A       Column B        Column C 
   722                 1                     1
   351                 1
   351                 2              
   351                 3                     3
   879                 1
   879                 2                     2
   151                 1                     1
   744                 1                     1

Columns D-F would look similar but would have different numbers (Col A) in a 
different order. They are unrelated to Columns A-C. They are their own group 
of three, as would be G-I and so on.
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Utf
1/11/2010 7:40:01 PM
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Disregard, I have found a solution. 
For those who are curious, this is my new formula, which I am able to put 
into cell A1 and drag copy all the way over and down through my entire sheet. 
It is still a little messy and I plan to go back and see about simplifying 
it, but for now, it works....

=IF(NOT(ISBLANK('Page 5 Counts'!A1)),VLOOKUP('Page 5 Counts'!A1,'Color 
Key'!$A$1:$B$87,2,FALSE),IF(AND(COLUMN()=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$E$100,1,FALSE)),COLUMN()-1,VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$E$100,1,FALSE)),ROW()=1),IF(INDIRECT("R2C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$F$100,2,FALSE),FALSE)=INDIRECT("R1C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$F$100,2,FALSE),FALSE),"",1),IF(AND(COLUMN()=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,1,FALSE)),COLUMN()-1,VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,1,FALSE)),ROW()=1),IF(NOT(INDIRECT("R2C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE)-1,FALSE)=INDIRECT("R1C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE)-1,FALSE)),INDIRECT("R1C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE),FALSE),""),IF(AND(COLUMN()=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$E$100,1,FALSE)),COLUMN()-1,VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$E$100,1,FALSE)),ROW()=2),IF(INDIRECT("R2C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$F$100,2,FALSE),FALSE)=INDIRECT("R1C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$F$100,2,FALSE),FALSE),2,1),IF(AND(COLUMN()=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,1,FALSE)),COLUMN()-1,VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,1,FALSE)),ROW()=2),IF(NOT(INDIRECT("R2C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE)-1,FALSE)=INDIRECT("R3C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE)-1,FALSE)),INDIRECT("R2C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE),FALSE),""),IF(AND(COLUMN()=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$E$100,1,FALSE)),COLUMN()-1,VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$E$100,1,FALSE)),ROW()=3),IF(INDIRECT("R3C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$F$100,2,FALSE),FALSE)=INDIRECT("R2C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$F$100,2,FALSE),FALSE),SUM(INDIRECT("R2C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$F$100,1,FALSE),FALSE),1),1),IF(AND(COLUMN()=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,1,FALSE)),COLUMN()-1,VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,1,FALSE)),ROW()=3),IF(NOT(INDIRECT("R3C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE)-1,FALSE)=INDIRECT("R4C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE)-1,FALSE)),IF(INDIRECT("R3C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE)-1,FALSE)=INDIRECT("R2C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE)-1,FALSE),INDIRECT("R3C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE),FALSE),1),""),IF(AND(COLUMN()=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$E$100,1,FALSE)),COLUMN()-1,VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$E$100,1,FALSE)),ROW()>3),IF(INDIRECT("R"&ROW()&"C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$F$100,2,FALSE),FALSE)=INDIRECT("R"&ROW()-1&"C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$F$100,2,FALSE),FALSE),SUM(INDIRECT("R"&ROW()-1&"C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$E$1:$F$100,1,FALSE),FALSE),1),1),IF(AND(COLUMN()=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,1,FALSE)),COLUMN()-1,VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,1,FALSE)),ROW()>3),IF(INDIRECT("R"&ROW()&"C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE)-1,FALSE)=INDIRECT("R"&ROW()+1&"C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE)-1,FALSE),"",
IF(AND(COLUMN()=IF(ISNA(VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,1,FALSE)),COLUMN()-1,VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,1,FALSE)),ROW()>3),IF(INDIRECT("R"&ROW()&"C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE)-1,FALSE)=INDIRECT("R"&ROW()-1&"C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color 
Key'!$G$1:$H$100,2,FALSE)-1,FALSE),INDIRECT("R"&ROW()&"C"&VLOOKUP(COLUMN(),'Color Key'!$G$1:$H$100,1,FALSE)-1,FALSE),1))))))))))))



"Kalffiend" wrote:

> I have a worksheet that contains hundreds of columns. Each group of three are 
> related to each other (Cols A-C, D-F, etc...).
> I have this formula that works well for columns A-C
> 
> =IF(NOT(ISBLANK('Page 5 Counts'!B2)),VLOOKUP('Page 5 Counts'!B2,'Color 
> Key'!$A$1:$B$87,2,FALSE),IF(AND(COLUMN()=COLUMN($B$1),ROW()=1),IF($A$2=$A$1,"",1),IF(AND(COLUMN()=COLUMN($C$1),ROW()=1),$B$1,IF(AND(COLUMN()=COLUMN($B$2),ROW()=2),IF($A$2=$A$1,2,1),IF(AND(COLUMN()=COLUMN($C$2),ROW()=2),IF($A$2=$A$3,"",IF($A$2=$A$1,$B$2,1)),IF(AND(COLUMN()=COLUMN($B$3),ROW()=3),IF($A$3=$A$2,$B$2+1,1),IF(AND(COLUMN()=COLUMN($C$3),ROW()=3),IF($A$3=$A$4,"",IF($A$3=$A$2,$B$3,1)),IF(COLUMN()=COLUMN(B2),IF(A2=A1,B1+1,1),IF(COLUMN()=COLUMN(C2),IF(A2=A3,"",IF(A2=A1,B2,1)))))))))))
> 
> I know it is rather thick and probably difficult to read through, but that 
> is my formula and it works exactly how I want......sort of. 
> My problem is two-fold and I hope I say it correctly....
> 
> Column A contains a number (ex. 351), Column B counts the number of 
> occurrences each particular instances is. Column C shows the last number of 
> that occurrence. (Will provide example at the bottom)
> 
> One, I need to be able to put this in cell A1 and copy it over and down to a 
> variable number of columns and rows. Currently, I have to copy it exactly as 
> shown above (not drag/copy) into cell B2, C2, B3, and C3, then I can do a 
> drag copy of B3:C3 all the way down to the bottom of my data. 
> 
> Two, I can't use it in column A or in Row 1. (the cell references to col A 
> and to row 1 causes #REF!). But I need it to know to look in cell A1 (or D1, 
> or G1, etc...)
> 
> My ultimate goal really is to just have one formula that I can put into cell 
> A1 and can drag copy from top to bottom, left to right, without any manual 
> changes.
> 
> Worksheet example:
> 
> Column A       Column B        Column C 
>    722                 1                     1
>    351                 1
>    351                 2              
>    351                 3                     3
>    879                 1
>    879                 2                     2
>    151                 1                     1
>    744                 1                     1
> 
> Columns D-F would look similar but would have different numbers (Col A) in a 
> different order. They are unrelated to Columns A-C. They are their own group 
> of three, as would be G-I and so on.
0
Utf
1/12/2010 9:10:01 PM
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