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 -
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 -
Statistics Filter: Finding the top 10% from thousands of data points. Bonus question: inflection point value. [more inside]
posted by lrivers
on Aug 7, 2008 -
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 -
Complicated Excel formula question involving text-search and Japanese characters. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on May 27, 2008 -
Now that my son has accepted that his "Ba" (bottle) is truly a thing of the past, what should I do with his bottles? Part of me wants to donate them (I even have unused nipples in packages) to a local shelter / food bank, but of course we all now know that clear polycarbonate bottles probably leach bisphenol-A into the milk. (saccade, I should have listened to you!!)
I'm very conflicted about this. Can you help me make the most ethical choice? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav
on Mar 12, 2008 -
Triangles.math.Filter: Its been a while since algebra - I am trying to calculate the linear length of material required to fabricate a repeating V pattern out of sheet metal in various lengths.
posted by dripped
on Jan 17, 2008 -
I need to put some test score data into Excel that works with children's ages in years and months.
posted by chairish
on Aug 25, 2007 -
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 -
How can I find a legendary "formula" for an A-Bomb and not be put on a terrorist watch-list in the process? [more inside]
posted by Becko
on Apr 11, 2007 -
In the office we’ll be moving to soon, we’ll have about 50 desks, and almost that many workers to be assigned to them. How can we optimize who’s assigned to each desk so that as many workers as possible are as pleased as possible with their desk assignment? [more inside]
posted by daisyace
on Feb 21, 2007 -
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 -
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 -
Where can I find mathematical fomulas for calculating coordinating colors for interior decorating projects? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Oct 20, 2006 -
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 -
Calculation of Force Filter: How do I determine the exerted force at the end of a (small) lever? Yes, there's [more inside]
posted by schwap23
on Aug 23, 2006 -
My daughter wants to decorate a sphere in a football pattern. How do we determine the correct side length for the pentagons and hexagons, given a sphere of diameter n?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen
on Jun 9, 2006 -
[BottleFeedingFilter] I'm expecting our first child in July. Although my preference is to breast feed exclusively, for medical reasons that simply may not be possible. Therefore, I'm trying to mentally prepare myself for exclusively bottle feeding, and then anything else that happens will be a welcome bonus. What equipment do I really
need in order to bottle feed, what is just "nice to have", and what is a waste of money?
Rabid La Leche League Types please read the [more inside] before responding....
posted by anastasiav
on Jun 5, 2006 -
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 -
Does anyone know where I can download some flag to flag coverage of the 1976 Formula 1 season?
posted by roguescout
on Mar 10, 2006 -
Telcos bill calls in varying minimum time increments (e.g. per second, per 6 seconds, per 30 seconds). Is there a formula to tell the difference this makes? Bonus points if it is on a web page or spreadsheet I can download. [more inside]
posted by bystander
on Dec 15, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
NotQuitePepsiBlueFilter: Vacationing in Europe, I was surprised and pleased by the flavor of Coca-Cola Light, which is not made with the same formula as the rather dire-tasting American Diet Coke. The drink tastes pretty much the same as Coke's new C2, but instead of that soda's bizarre half-sugar, half-sweetener compromise, the European Coke Light does it with no sugar or calories. Why they don't sell this stuff in America is truly beyond me.
Thing is, I'd like to import some -- and while imports of other (slightly stiffer) European beverages are common, I can't find anywhere locally or on Google who will sell it to Americans. Then again, my EU language skills are lacking. Anywhere I can have a 12-pack of this stuff shipped to me?
posted by eschatfische
on Dec 5, 2004 -
AppleWorks Spreadsheet: how do I write a formula which returns a count of the number of times a specific string of text occurs in a cell range?
posted by Dick Paris
on Sep 1, 2004 -
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 -
Is there a formula for figuring out the most efficient pattern to mow a lawn? Something that takes into account obstacles and elevation changes.
posted by grefo
on Apr 15, 2004 -