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Excel formula that hides results

I am drowning in Google results! Looking for help making a formula that will only show a value once data is entered into another cell. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Mar 6, 2014 - 10 answers

Conditional Excel formula to identify right-most column with a value?

I'm grappling with an Excel formula. Given a bunch of columns, I'd like to to (a) identify the right-most column that contains a value, then (b) fill a cell with that value and the value in the column heading. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Feb 25, 2014 - 10 answers

I want to Excel

I need some Excel assistance. [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Dec 16, 2013 - 8 answers

Need help with conditional lists in excel

I'm creating a workout training program in excel, and I want to show a range of data based on certain conditions. Using Excel 2010 More after the jump. [more inside]
posted by FireStyle on Feb 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Using formulae when I should be using VBA

Excel 2007 Filter: Is it possible to nest 3 OR statements in an Index and Match formula? [more inside]
posted by Ruthless Bunny on May 31, 2012 - 5 answers

Excel help needed!

I have a formula for inputting into my expense sheet but it doesn't populate the field like it should. I stole the formula from my time sheet, and that does populat the column for the 4 weeks after I manually put in date 1. It is: =IF($B$4=0,"",SUM(B4+1)) So...why does it work in one sheet but not the next? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Jul 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Double a column/cell in Excel

Excel 2007 question: I have several cells/columns of numbers that I simply need to double. So 5 becomes 10, 9 becomes 18, etc. I'm an Excel n00b and can't figure this out for the life of me. Help! [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Nov 4, 2010 - 12 answers

YTD total based on sum of last number in another row that has a value?

YTD total based on sum of last number in another row that has a value? I need to sum up the values in one row based on the matching row below it. For example, if I have a target of $1000 a month, and I only have actual revenue numbers through June, I would like to calculate the year to date for the target from Jan to June. Once July numbers are put in, I'd want the YTD for the target to update to Jan to Jul. I have tried a couple of variations on COUNT, INDEX and OFFSET. Example is here: http://malcommc.com/ytd.xls I am using Excel 2003
posted by malcommc on Jul 12, 2010 - 12 answers

CONCATENATE/ CATASTROPHISE

In-over-my-head-Excel-filter: I need to put little braces {like, brackets}around a whole column of values using the concetenate function.. column A has all the values I need braced- but how do I get those same values {braced} in column B? [more inside]
posted by Philby on Mar 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Calling all pairs

Excel filter: Is there a simple way to iterate through all pairs in a list, perform a calculation on each pair, and sum the result? [more inside]
posted by albrecht on Mar 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Using Excel Formulas to Rank Ordered Lists

Excel question: I have a list of values, sorted from lowest to highest. I want to rank them. But I have a specific issue with regard to ties, and I'd like to be able to craft an Excel formula which will deal with this automatically, if possible. Full explanation below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Mar 6, 2010 - 8 answers

Getting Excel to reconcile two types of data

Excel Filter: Say I have a spreadsheet with two types of data. a) list of transactions with date/time + transaction, and b) days with traffic. How do I reconcile the two sets of data swiftly & easily? [more inside]
posted by Muffy on Feb 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Need a formula to lookup/match two values and return a third in Excel

Need a formula to look for two values in another sheet, and return a third corresponding value. Example provided (google spreadsheet.) [more inside]
posted by malcommc on Dec 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Blind Spot in my Excel Formula Abilities

Excel Idiot Filter: Is there some simpler way to calculate the averages of the same cell along multiple worksheets? [more inside]
posted by itsonreserve on Dec 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Reverse my percentage?

How do you find a number that minus a percentage of itself is a certain number? [more inside]
posted by JulianDay on Dec 6, 2009 - 7 answers

-6+6*6 = 25. No, that isn't right...

Any Excel whizzes out there? I'm having a problem that I just know is going to have a head-slappingly simple solution, but I still can't figure it out. [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Nov 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Excel: Incrementing Formula Row Copied Across Columns

Excel question: I need a row number to automatically increment as I copy a formula horizontally across columns. Sample spreadsheet downloadable here, or viewable as a Google Doc here. Further details inside. [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Nov 7, 2009 - 12 answers

How to return every Nth value in a column in Excel?

I am trying to pull values from one sheet into another master sheet for daily trending. The OFFSET function works for a single cell, but I can't figure out how to copy that formula to the rest of the column. [more inside]
posted by malcommc on Oct 26, 2009 - 13 answers

Trouble calculating regular averages in Excel

In Excel, how do I calculate the average of every 300 data points in a large data set? [more inside]
posted by Midnight Rambler on Oct 18, 2009 - 10 answers

Whither double asterisk-inserting custom Excel formula??

Excel n00b needs help with what ought to be a very simple custom formula. And yes, I have looked around on the interwebs for the answer. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on May 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Getting Google Spreadsheets to interpret string as formula

I have hundreds of text strings entered through a form in a Google Spreadsheets which look like 4*3 9*2 17*3 22 37*4 52. I can easily substitute " " for "+" and concatenate a "=" in front =4*3+9*2+17*3+22+37*4+52. Now I have a text string which looks like a formula but isn't one. How can I make Google Spreadsheets interpret this string as a formula? [more inside]
posted by Akeem on Mar 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Merging worksheets in Excel.

Excel-Fu Filter: I need to merge latitude and longitude values (in two columns) corresponding to a specific site from one worksheet to the corresponding site in another worksheet. [more inside]
posted by schyler523 on Mar 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Stupid excel question

Excel question: Need formula to COUNT cells WHERE text is NOT "foo" or "bar" [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Feb 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Excel date arithmetic problem

MS Excel Question: If I have a column with a range of dates in it, is there a formula that will tell me how many years ago that date was from today? [more inside]
posted by Rock Steady on Nov 14, 2008 - 13 answers

Excel Formula Display Help

I have an excel file full of formulas that span multiple sheets and rows. I would like to be able to go into a formula and see the actual data used in the formula rather than just the cell references. So, for simplicity's sake, imagine A1=1,000, A2=2,000, A3=A1/A2 When I go to cell A3 and press "F2" or "cntrl`" the formula with the references shows up "=A1/A2". What I would like to see is "=1,000 / 2,000" (what you would get if you wrote =A1 &" / "& A2) I know that I can do this sort of with the watch window or the evaluate formula but I am looking for a quick way to roll down a sheet and see the actual math that is being done without having to scroll all over the place or flip sheets. Hopefully this makes sense. If not, I can further clarify. No one at my office thinks that it is possible so I might just be out of luck but I live in a world of hope...
posted by GrumpyMonkey on Sep 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Excel formulas 201...

Intermediate level Excel formula question.... Say I have a column with an array of dates in order and a matching column with an array of values. I need a formula that outputs the date at which one of the values first falls below a certain number. [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on Aug 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Help, Please - I'm an Excel Moron

I have to create an excel sheet to keep track of a book budget - in the most basic terms, I will have a total budget figure, and I want to subtract invoice figures to keep a running total. Here's an example of what I want the sheet to look like: http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n46/coollibrarian/excel.jpg The simpler the better. [more inside]
posted by coollibrarian on Jul 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Please help me sort my vocabulary list in Excel!

Complicated Excel formula question involving text-search and Japanese characters. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on May 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Getting Excel to interpret string as formula

Getting Excel to interpret text string as formula [more inside]
posted by found missing on Mar 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Multi line Text-to-column - A CHALLENGE FOR YOU!

How to "text to column" a cell with multiple lines in Excel? [more inside]
posted by keasby on Jan 24, 2008 - 7 answers

Excel: How to select a cell based on current month

Excel Filter: Selecting a cell/row based on current month. [more inside]
posted by shinynewnick on Nov 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Age formulas in MS Excel

I need to put some test score data into Excel that works with children's ages in years and months. [more inside]
posted by chairish on Aug 25, 2007 - 5 answers

How to use counting formulas in Excel?

I need help with counting formulas in Excel! [more inside]
posted by Lilou on Aug 12, 2007 - 13 answers

Make Excel Make Coleslaw!

Excelfilter!! Okay, how would I do this in MS Excel??? [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on Jun 21, 2007 - 6 answers

2 + 46% = ?

I need some really REALLY basic spreadsheet help. I've been given the task of creating a spreadsheet that will work out for us several things - how many orders we need in total and per week, how much revenue this will bring, etc. I've got most of it worked out, but I can't for the life of me how to work out percentages. Yes, I did Google this before asking. :D [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jun 16, 2007 - 8 answers

Excel formula question

Excel question: How to define a range so that it always adds up to a constant value. [more inside]
posted by corpse on Jan 16, 2007 - 20 answers

Finding the right Microsoft Excel formula

I've got an Excel spreadsheet with numbers ranging from 2,000 to 600,000. I want Excel to look at each cell and essentially categorize all of those into five categories in a new column. If the value is less than 10,000, I want Excel to give it a 1, if the value is between 10,000 and 50,000 I want it to be 2, if the value is between 50,000 and 100,000, I want it to return 3, if it's between 100,000 and 500,000, I want a 4, and if it's above 500,000, I want a 5. I tried the IF function, but I can't figure out how to a) make it recognize multiple variables, and b) I don't know how to tell it to look for numbers within a range. The Excel help section about arrays and lookups is fairly mystifying. Anyone got an idea? (I know I could sort the data and do this manually, but I'd like to learn how to do this Excel's way.) Thank you!
posted by stonefruit on Nov 9, 2006 - 14 answers

I need a fix for an excel formula recalculation error.

I can't get a formula in excel to recalculate when copied and pasted to another cell. Help! [more inside]
posted by batcrazy on Sep 21, 2006 - 6 answers

Excel Help for Pie Graph of Frequency of Appearance of Values in a Column?

ExcelFilter: I need help creating a pie chart as a separate worksheet in Excel that counts how often values appear in a column and creates a pie graph based on that data. I'm stumped, I'm not using the right Google terms, and my company's help desk couldn't guide me through the process, either. (That sounds awkward, so I describe it more comprehensibly inside.) [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on May 19, 2006 - 9 answers

Missing Formula Bar

Excel for OSX Filter: My Formula bar disappeared and I can't get it back! [more inside]
posted by crapples on Apr 23, 2006 - 3 answers

Excel Character Replacement

Excel Character Replacement [more inside]
posted by prostyle on Oct 5, 2005 - 3 answers

Embarrassing but true: basic algebra eludes me, how do I solve this equation?

Follow up Filter. Last week on AskMe I asked for help getting a formula to calculate "future value" in excel. blue mustard came through with the perfect answer: "fv = pv (1+r)n + pmt ((1+r)n - (1+q)n) / (r-q)" Now, I need to have a formula I can plug into excel that solves for q in blue mustard's formula. [more inside]
posted by wtfwjd? on Jun 9, 2005 - 3 answers

Filtering for text uniqueness in Excel

I dumped a week's worth (about 1400 rows) of successful connection data from my company's VPN concentrator logs into a .csv file containing the following columns (A through D): Date, Time, Username, Source IP. I am trying to filter the list in Excel so it only shows the most recent connection data per username, but I can't figure out how to accomplish this programmatically. [more inside]
posted by pmbuko on Apr 27, 2005 - 17 answers

Tracking employee schedules with Excel?

Excel formula question. Using Excel as an employee scheduler and need to help trying to create a formula for tracking. [more inside]
posted by cyniczny on Feb 1, 2005 - 3 answers

Using Excel's FIND feature to find open parentheses.

I need to use Excel's FIND function to locate open-parentheses, but since parentheses are part of the syntax of the function itself, it's choking. How can I escape the character to make this work?
posted by scarabic on Aug 6, 2004 - 8 answers

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