#### Formula help/suggestions?

```I'm looking for help some help with a formula.

How would I go about a formula for automatically adding 8 hours to a
number each calendar month? I would like to open it and have it done for
me if that's possible rather than having to remember to add it each
month or forgetting if I did or not.

For instance, i start out with the # 248 in a cell that I would like to
automatically add 8 to each calendar month.
```
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stoojz3 (14)
1/22/2011 8:15:10 PM
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```"Gadgetman" <stoojz3@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:stoojz3-96EE83.15151022012011@usenet.ptd.net...
> I'm looking for help some help with a formula.
>
> How would I go about a formula for automatically adding 8 hours to a
> number each calendar month? I would like to open it and have it done
> for
> me if that's possible rather than having to remember to add it each
> month or forgetting if I did or not.
>
>
> For instance, i start out with the # 248 in a cell that I would like
> to
> automatically add 8 to each calendar month.

My solution requires a user defined function - so you need to put code
into a code module. You could then use helper cells, or put everything
into the formula. Your question seems to suggest actually changing the
value -- but I'm going to recommend calculating a number to add based on
today's date, so you're going to need to tell the formula what the
beginning date is.  For example, to use only one cell that looks like it
changes automagically, use this formula:

= 248 + ( DateDiff ( "Jan 1, 2010" ) * 8 )

You could also use three helper cells, and have something like this:

= A1 + ( DateDiff ( B1 ) * C1 )

The UDF:

Option Explicit

Public Function MonthDiff( _
Optional ByVal BeginDate As Variant) As Variant

' Return number of months between BeginDate and today
' (Ignores day of month - calculates 1st to 1st)
' BeginDate in future month returns negative number
' BeginDate missing or not a date returns zero

MonthDiff = 0
Select Case VarType(BeginDate)
Case vbDate
MonthDiff = DateDiff("m", BeginDate, Date)
Case vbString
If IsDate(BeginDate) Then
MonthDiff = DateDiff("m", CDate(BeginDate), Date)
End If
End Select

End Function

If you're not familiar with creating UDFs, do this:
right-click on the sheet tab
click on View Code (the VBEditor window will open)
in the code window that opens up copy and paste everything beginning
with Option Explicit including End Function

Because it is user function code, it is fairly easy to install and use:

1. right-click the tab name near the bottom of the Excel window
2. select View Code - this brings up a VBE window
3. create a code module for your function:
on the Menu Bar, click Insert | Module
4. paste the stuff in and close the VBE window

If you have any concerns, first try it on a trial worksheet.

When you save the workbook, the user function will be saved with it.

To remove the macro:

1. bring up the VBE windows as above
2. clear the code out
3. close the VBE window

To learn more about macros in general, see:

http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/getstarted.htm

To learn more about Event Macros (worksheet code), see:

http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/event.htm

(instructions and links borrowed from a post by James Ravenswood)
--
Clif McIrvin

(clare reads his mail with moe, nomail feeds the bit bucket :-)

```
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1/22/2011 10:33:42 PM
```On Sat, 22 Jan 2011 15:15:10 -0500, Gadgetman wrote:
>
> I'm looking for help some help with a formula.
>
> How would I go about a formula for automatically adding 8 hours to a
> number each calendar month? I would like to open it and have it done for
> me if that's possible rather than having to remember to add it each
> month or forgetting if I did or not.
>
>
> For instance, i start out with the # 248 in a cell that I would like to
> automatically add 8 to each calendar month.

Is this a homework problem, by any chance?

Here's a hint: "add 8 every month" is the same as "multiply 8 by the
number of months between the base month and today, and add that".
The date functions can easily compute the number of months.

I saw someone suggesting a user-define function.  While that's a
possible approach, I don't see any need for it.  A worksheet formula
will do what you are asking.

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com
Shikata ga nai...
```
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1/22/2011 10:54:57 PM
```"Stan Brown" <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
news:MPG.27a52a446feb216298ca72@news.individual.net...
> On Sat, 22 Jan 2011 15:15:10 -0500, Gadgetman wrote:
>>
>> I'm looking for help some help with a formula.
>>
>> How would I go about a formula for automatically adding 8 hours to a
>> number each calendar month? I would like to open it and have it done
>> for
>> me if that's possible rather than having to remember to add it each
>> month or forgetting if I did or not.
>>
>>
>> For instance, i start out with the # 248 in a cell that I would like
>> to
>> automatically add 8 to each calendar month.
>
> Is this a homework problem, by any chance?
>
> Here's a hint: "add 8 every month" is the same as "multiply 8 by the
> number of months between the base month and today, and add that".
> The date functions can easily compute the number of months.
>
> I saw someone suggesting a user-define function.  While that's a
> possible approach, I don't see any need for it.  A worksheet formula
> will do what you are asking.
>

That was my first thought ... but I was unable to find a worksheet
function to calculate months between two dates.  Am I missing something?

And, "homework question" is an angle I didn't consider.  Good
possibility.

--
Clif McIrvin

(clare reads his mail with moe, nomail feeds the bit bucket :-)

```
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1/22/2011 11:16:06 PM
```DATEDIF can give you the number of complete calendar months between
two dates. The syntax is:

=3DDATEDIF(Date1, Date2, Interval)

where Interval would be "m".

Chip Pearson has more examples of this undocumented function here:

http://www.cpearson.com/excel/datedif.aspx

Hope this helps.

Pete

On Jan 22, 11:16=A0pm, "Clif McIrvin" <clare.nom...@gmail.com> wrote:
> "Stan Brown" <the_stan_br...@fastmail.fm> wrote in message
>
> news:MPG.27a52a446feb216298ca72@news.individual.net...
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Sat, 22 Jan 2011 15:15:10 -0500, Gadgetman wrote:
>
> >> I'm looking for help some help with a formula.
>
> >> How would I go about a formula for automatically adding 8 hours to a
> >> number each calendar month? I would like to open it and have it done
> >> for
> >> me if that's possible rather than having to remember to add it each
> >> month or forgetting if I did or not.
>
> >> For instance, i start out with the # 248 in a cell that I would like
> >> to
> >> automatically add 8 to each calendar month.
>
> > Is this a homework problem, by any chance?
>
> > Here's a hint: "add 8 every month" is the same as "multiply 8 by the
> > number of months between the base month and today, and add that".
> > The date functions can easily compute the number of months.
>
> > I saw someone suggesting a user-define function. =A0While that's a
> > possible approach, I don't see any need for it. =A0A worksheet formula
> > will do what you are asking.
>
> That was my first thought ... but I was unable to find a worksheet
> function to calculate months between two dates. =A0Am I missing something=
?
>
> And, "homework question" is an angle I didn't consider. =A0Good
> possibility.
>
> --
> Clif McIrvin
>
> (clare reads his mail with moe, nomail feeds the bit bucket :-)- Hide quo=
ted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

```
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pashurst (2576)
1/23/2011 1:45:55 AM
```"Pete_UK" <pashurst@auditel.net> wrote in message
news:81acf8d2-3c6f-46ae-b821-edb41ff41c4b@fx12g2000vbb.googlegroups.com...
DATEDIF can give you the number of complete calendar months between
two dates. The syntax is:

=DATEDIF(Date1, Date2, Interval)

where Interval would be "m".

Chip Pearson has more examples of this undocumented function here:

http://www.cpearson.com/excel/datedif.aspx

Hope this helps.

Pete

----------

Undocumented --- that would explain it!  I thought I could remember date
calculations being discussed in this room <g>.

Thanks!

--
Clif McIrvin

(clare reads his mail with moe, nomail feeds the bit bucket :-)

```
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1/23/2011 2:34:30 AM
```Hello,

Perhaps something like this:

FirstDate is the name of a cell that contains a date.
This date should match the month and year when your data begin (i.e. your
number is equal to 248).
Then try this formula:

=248+8*(MONTH(TODAY())-MONTH(FirstDate)+12*(YEAR(TODAY())-YEAR(FirstDate)))

________________________________________________________________________________________
"Gadgetman"  a �crit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
stoojz3-96EE83.15151022012011@usenet.ptd.net...

I'm looking for help some help with a formula.

How would I go about a formula for automatically adding 8 hours to a
number each calendar month? I would like to open it and have it done for
me if that's possible rather than having to remember to add it each
month or forgetting if I did or not.

For instance, i start out with the # 248 in a cell that I would like to
automatically add 8 to each calendar month.

```
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Please9856 (13)
1/23/2011 5:40:28 AM
```Sorry,
I did not notice the number could be hours.
If you need hours format:
replace my previous formula with:
="248:00"+"8:00"*(MONTH(TODAY())-MONTH(FirstDate)+12*(YEAR(TODAY())-YEAR(FirstDate)))

and format the cell with format: [h]:mm

______________________________________________________________________________
"Charabeuh"  a �crit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
ihgf0l\$9k7\$1@speranza.aioe.org...

Hello,

Perhaps something like this:

FirstDate is the name of a cell that contains a date.
This date should match the month and year when your data begin (i.e. your
number is equal to 248).
Then try this formula:

=248+8*(MONTH(TODAY())-MONTH(FirstDate)+12*(YEAR(TODAY())-YEAR(FirstDate)))

________________________________________________________________________________________
"Gadgetman"  a �crit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
stoojz3-96EE83.15151022012011@usenet.ptd.net...

I'm looking for help some help with a formula.

How would I go about a formula for automatically adding 8 hours to a
number each calendar month? I would like to open it and have it done for
me if that's possible rather than having to remember to add it each
month or forgetting if I did or not.

For instance, i start out with the # 248 in a cell that I would like to
automatically add 8 to each calendar month.

```
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Please9856 (13)
1/23/2011 5:58:38 AM
```NO this is not a homework problem. I'm trying to keep track of benefit
hours at work. We get 8 additional hours of sick time every calendar
month. Thank you.

In article <MPG.27a52a446feb216298ca72@news.individual.net>,
Stan Brown <the_stan_brown@fastmail.fm> wrote:

> On Sat, 22 Jan 2011 15:15:10 -0500, Gadgetman wrote:
> >
> > I'm looking for help some help with a formula.
> >
> > How would I go about a formula for automatically adding 8 hours to a
> > number each calendar month? I would like to open it and have it done for
> > me if that's possible rather than having to remember to add it each
> > month or forgetting if I did or not.
> >
> >
> > For instance, i start out with the # 248 in a cell that I would like to
> > automatically add 8 to each calendar month.
>
> Is this a homework problem, by any chance?
>
> Here's a hint: "add 8 every month" is the same as "multiply 8 by the
> number of months between the base month and today, and add that".
> The date functions can easily compute the number of months.
>
> I saw someone suggesting a user-define function.  While that's a
> possible approach, I don't see any need for it.  A worksheet formula
> will do what you are asking.
```
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stoojz3 (14)
1/23/2011 5:09:33 PM
```If A1 contains the start date, then this should give you the number of
hours, based on 8 per completed calendar month:

=3DDATEDIF(A1,TODAY(),"m")*8

Hope this helps.

Pete

On Jan 23, 5:09=A0pm, Gadgetman <stoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> NO this is not a homework problem. I'm trying to keep track of benefit
> hours at work. We get 8 additional hours of sick time every calendar
> month. Thank you.
>
> In article <MPG.27a52a446feb216298c...@news.individual.net>,
> =A0Stan Brown <the_stan_br...@fastmail.fm> wrote:
>
>
>
> > On Sat, 22 Jan 2011 15:15:10 -0500, Gadgetman wrote:
>
> > > I'm looking for help some help with a formula.
>
> > > How would I go about a formula for automatically adding 8 hours to a
> > > number each calendar month? I would like to open it and have it done =
for
> > > me if that's possible rather than having to remember to add it each
> > > month or forgetting if I did or not.
>
> > > For instance, i start out with the # 248 in a cell that I would like =
to
> > > automatically add 8 to each calendar month.
>
> > Is this a homework problem, by any chance?
>
> > Here's a hint: "add 8 every month" is the same as "multiply 8 by the
> > number of months between the base month and today, and add that". =A0
> > The date functions can easily compute the number of months.
>
> > I saw someone suggesting a user-define function. =A0While that's a
> > possible approach, I don't see any need for it. =A0A worksheet formula
> > will do what you are asking.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

```
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pashurst (2576)
1/23/2011 6:48:19 PM
```On Sat, 22 Jan 2011 17:16:06 -0600, Clif McIrvin wrote:
>
> That was my first thought ... but I was unable to find a worksheet
> function to calculate months between two dates.  Am I missing something?

A first approximation:

=12*(year(A2)-year(A1)) + (month(A2)-month(A1)

> And, "homework question" is an angle I didn't consider.  Good
> possibility.

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Tompkins County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com
Shikata ga nai...
```
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1/23/2011 11:59:13 PM
```Thank you... This worked for me!

In article <ihgf0l\$9k7\$1@speranza.aioe.org>,
"Charabeuh" <Please@FeedBack.fr> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Perhaps something like this:
>
> FirstDate is the name of a cell that contains a date.
> This date should match the month and year when your data begin (i.e. your
> number is equal to 248).
> Then try this formula:
>
> =248+8*(MONTH(TODAY())-MONTH(FirstDate)+12*(YEAR(TODAY())-YEAR(FirstDate)))
>
>
> ______________________________________________________________________________
> __________
> "Gadgetman"  a �crit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
> stoojz3-96EE83.15151022012011@usenet.ptd.net...
>
> I'm looking for help some help with a formula.
>
> How would I go about a formula for automatically adding 8 hours to a
> number each calendar month? I would like to open it and have it done for
> me if that's possible rather than having to remember to add it each
> month or forgetting if I did or not.
>
>
> For instance, i start out with the # 248 in a cell that I would like to
> automatically add 8 to each calendar month.
```
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stoojz3 (14)
1/24/2011 6:26:29 PM
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need help with list box?
Hi I have a huge table of about 20000 records. how can I restrict entry for a few columns. I am new to excel programming. For example. I have a list of colors (red, green, blue) that I want to go under the Color column. how can I allow the user to click on a pulldown or list box similar to ms access for each cell. thanks in advance. Hi you could use 'Data - Validation'. See: http://www.contextures.com/xlDataVal01.html >-----Original Message----- >Hi > >I have a huge table of about 20000 records. how can I restrict entry for a >few columns. >I am new to exc...

Help, can't shrink to fit so art prints on 1 page!
Working on a large banner, and want to share it with my team for review. Original file is 15mg, too large to send, and making a .pdf results in 45 pages of tiled images. Other desktop publishing software allows you to select a "fit to one page" or "scale" option so your image is reduced to one legal or letter sized sheet of paper. I can't even print this out to walk around and show my co-workers for comment. So - making a .pdf doesn't work, selecting Reduce then Fit to Paper Size won't work, asking to scale this to 20% won't work, printing to Offic...

HELP! Design Review & Risk Management topics (in ASP projects) required
Hi, I have to take 2 one hour sessions on the following topics: * Project Design Review * Project Risk Management Can you please recommend any topics/examples/case studies for the same? Any help will be much appreciated. On 9/6/2010 8:12 AM, gangestech wrote: > Hi, > > I have to take 2 one hour sessions on the following topics: > > * Project Design Review > * Project Risk Management > > Can you please recommend any topics/examples/case studies for the same? > > Any help will be much appreciated. > <http://www.dofactory.com/Fra...

Formula for excel example 555 x 15%
=555*0.15 -- Paul B Always backup your data before trying something new Please post any response to the newsgroups so others can benefit from it Feedback on answers is always appreciated! Using Excel 2002 & 2003 "sari" <sari@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:7B4BA8D5-04A4-4195-B749-DFEED0452A3A@microsoft.com... > ...