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Q: Solved: Need help with complex excel functions

Please help!!!

In the attached file, I have (with help) figured out the majority of the formulas needed. There are 3, however, that I can not get.

Here is what I can not figure out:

Issue # 1: Disregard the notes in "account 2 on" tab. What I need to do is the following:
If the percentages of G8:AY8 are selected AND of G9:AY9 are selected, I need it to show in D12
90% 100% "Platinum"
80% 90% "Gold"
60% 70% "Silver"
Less than 60% And less than 70% "Not to standard"

Issue#2: In D49, I need Platinum to = 1, Gold = 2, Silver = 3 and Not to Standard = 4. I need whatever the lowest of the 4 is, or how the boss put it, the lowest common denominator.

Issue #3: On the master tab, there are spots for percentages. I need to know what percentage are Platinum, Gold, Silver and Not to Standard.

Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!!!

Here is a link to the file.


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The complication I cannot get past is that one of the three categories has a Non-Standard range of values. I created a lookup table to try to make the formula easier - still cannot figure out a Formula to work(may require a function?).

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I wish Excel 2003 supported CountIFS(), but even with Excel 2007, I still cannot figure out how to include the complex Range. Ultimately I want a solution that is compatible with Excel 2003.

Source Data: Sheet 1

Lookup Table(for criteria with Non-Standard range of values): Sheet 2

Summary Report: Sheet 3


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Hello Folks and thanks in advance for taking a look at this. I have taken on the responsibility of managing a complex ranking system and I'd like to know if there is a way to use Excel to help me. Basically there is an ordered list of people and sometimes someone of the list will move to the bottom. The complex part is that some of the people on the list have locked positions. When everyone else on the list moves up, they do not. To complicate matters further, people change their moving/locked status on the list often. I began trying to use nested if statement to create two lists, one for people that were moving and one for the locked people, thinking I could then just recombine the two and sort them, but to no avail. Any ideas? Thanks again.

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Hi guys

I am trying to set up a markbook type thing using excel. File attached.
There are 10 sets of mark. Each set is made up of a academic mark (%), which will be typed in by the teacher. The second column is a symbol which will add or subtract bonus marks. A=25

The teacher will just type in the symbol.

The third column is a hidden column. This column uses an if function which gives the correct bonus mark as described above.

The fourth column must add the marks from the first column and the bonus marks in the third column.

At the end, there must be an average column, which must keep a running average of the marks.

My problem is this, if I use the sum function it returns a 0 value, if no values are entered. This then messes up the average value at the end. How can I enter the sum value so that if no figures are entered the total cell remains blank so that the correct average value is reflected.

Many thanks

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Hi there,

I have a problem with calling some functions in vba excel.

I have a workbook with a single worksheet. In VBA I have all my code in the Sheet1 object including this:

Sub OpenSetup()
Call CheckDate
If DateInRange = 1 Then
Call DeHighlightYesterday
Call HighlightToday

MSGOPEN = MsgBox("A new week has started. Do you want to update the calender?", vbYesNo)
If MSGOPEN = vbYes Then
MsgBox "OK, please click ""Update Calender"" when your ready."
End If
End If
MsgBox "Welcome, enjoy your stay"
End Sub

Then under the ThisWorkbook object I have...

Sub Workbook_Open()
Call OpenSetup
End Sub

...intending to run the OpenSetup function when the workbook is opened. However when I step through to make sure it works I get this error message:

"Compile Error: Sub or Function not defined"

I am sure I am missing something very simple but I am just beginning with VBA and have drawn a blank.

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hmm, should I have all my code under a module rather than the worksheet object?

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Is it possible to write a nested formula such that the result of the first calculation is an array that is used in the 2nd formula?

I have a formula:
That is nested in an index formula, INDEX(array,row_num,column_num), to result in:

I want the result of the Vlookup to be a range name or an array that the Index formula will accept. How do I do this?

I'm using Excel 2003.

A:Solved: Excel question re nested functions

I want the result of the Vlookup to be a range name or an array that the Index formula will accept. How do I do this?
Click to expand...

AFAIK VLOOKUP will not be able to return a range; instead, perhaps you could solve the problem by devising a way to return the top left and botton right cells of your target range - then you can combine using INDIRECT?

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I have query in access that i output in excel and want to graph the output. I have written the code for this in access -> visual basic

i want the code to get the range of the xvalues and the yvalues from the output query results in excel sheet and graph column B vs Column A...
For the graphing part of the code this is what i have:

' Create a new chart.
Set xlChartObj = xlApp.Charts.Add
With xlChartObj

' Specify chart type as 3D.
.ChartType = xlLineMarkers ' Set the range of the chart.
.SetSourceData Source:=xlSourceRange


.SeriesCollection(1).XValues = HOW DO I GET THE RANGE OF THE XVALUES thats in column A of the excel sheet????
.SeriesCollection(1).Values = HOW DO I GET THE Y values that is column B???
' Specify that the chart is located on a new sheet.
.Location Where:=xlLocationAsNewSheet
ANY help will be greatly appreciated!!


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I have tried seaching for this information, but I can't find it anywhere.
What I would like to know is, do function words in Excel convert automatically if sent to someone with Excel in another language.
For example:

I am user English version of Excel. In my spreadsheet I use "COUNT" funtion. If I then send this document to someone who has the French version of Excel does "COUNT" then become "COMPTE" (which is the French equivalent).

Thanks in advance

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Fairly Experienced Excel user but terrible with Databases (this may require a Database)

I have a Main Array with an index (sorted single word names, first column) and 6 additional data fields which may or may not contain data.

threesiks 8 T44 M6A2E1
tomcat0870 5 5
Trexdog 10 T30 M26
tungstun 8 IS3 ISU-152 Ferdi

I have 4 additional single column arrays which are not sorted but contain data in a preferred order (top down preference).

Array 1
Ausf B

Array 2

So, I have the name of a person say Trexdog. I need the result to look like

Name Array1_results Array2_results
Trexdog T30 M26

The T30 is pulled from array 1 as the most preferred piece of data.
the M26 is pulled from Array 2 as the most preferred piece of data (since the values above it are not present)

Total output from the above would be
threesiks M6A2E1
Trexdog T30 M26
tungstun IS3 Ferdi

Note that Tungstun has 2 separate results in array2 but only the more preferred piece of data is displayed.

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I need to write a formula on excel that will do the following:
When someones income is between 2 fixed points they are liable for a charge in 500 increments. For example if they have 500 more in their savings than that which is allowed then they are charged 1. Each subsequent 500 is charged at 1 until the maximum is reached. The first trigger is 10000 and the last point is 1500. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Less then 3:30- score of 5
3:30-3:59- score of 4
4:00-4:30- score of 3
4:31-5:00- score of 2
and anything over 5min score of 1

Any idea how to successfully do this????

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I'm trying to sort a bunch of live data linked from another worksheet into a table. Basically, Column A contains a list of 'sites', and then under each site there are a number of documents. The number and name of documents varies (i.e. some sites may have 2, some may have 6).

What I want, is to have a table that lists all the sites in the first column, and then any documents to be put into other columns to the right (same row as site name). It is important that this is 'live', that is, if a document is added to a site, I want it to appear on the table.

I've attached a sample document as an example.

Thanks in advance.

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PLEASE !!!!!!! I'm going crazy !


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What I want to be able to do is enter all this information into the database and then automatically generate the report. The database is basically setup, including the queries I need. I just don't know how get the information over to word in the way need.

The main problem is that I need a summary section that lists the number and types of risks found above, and then the details of each individual risk below. So a very simplified example:

Report for ENTITY 1.

1 High Risk
2 Medium Risks
6 Low Risks

Detailed Information
Risk 1: RISK 1's NAME
Severity: High
Infomation: This is the information about risk 1.

Risk 2: RISK 2's NAME
Severity: Medium
Information This is the information about risk 2.


I know that this is not a standard "mail merge", but I thought it might be possible using VBA. I have used a (very) little VBA, but I am willing to learn more. I just need a push in the right direction as to where I might get the information I need. Several other things I would like to be able to do (but could sacrifice if necessary) are pulling images stored as OLE objects in the access db into the report for each risk and being able to control the backg... Read more

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What I need right now is: Which update did this and how do I back it out????

Then I need someone at Microsoft to recognize that their new update business model is horrible. I really need to see which updates are coming and what they are going to do before I allow them to be installed on MY system. And the included in information I need to see with each new update is instructions on how to remove it in case it causes problems.

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Week 1



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and when edited...


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10/28/2002 07:55_AM
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(both) and

10/28/2002 07:55_AM
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Hi. can someone help me simplify this formula?


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cleo123 said:

Hi. can someone help me simplify this formula?

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This seems pretty much the simplest solution. I can think of only two additions.

You could define some named ranges, like
SearchTable = raw_Test1.1!$C$2:$EE$364
HeaderRow = raw_Test1.1!$B$2:$B$399

contract the OR like this
$L4 & $N4 <> ""

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This formula isn't simpler or faster, but maybe it's easier to read.


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It rather depends on what you want to see in all circumstances, but this might do it for you ..


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I'm sure I don't understand the task, but here's a formula into D7:


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How are you?

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Thanks in advance.

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I don't know what you need but have you checkd the math functions in Excel?
BTW, you forgot to mention the Excel version you're using
I found attached file while seraching for other things, maybe it will help you on the way.

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Well, that's the title, but I'm not even sure that it's the best way of doing what I want to do.

This is a basic question and I should know the answer, but none of the combinations of functions that I use seem to do the job as I would expect it.

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Thanks for any assitance.


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Columns C and V are numbers


0001 Computadoras de Escritorio
0001 Computadoras de Escritorio
0004 Workstations
0004 Workstations
0005 Servidores para computadora


I don't know how to solve this so any help will be appreciated.

thank you in advance

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I want to know fi there is a formula or function which can determine the most number of times a value appears within a range of cells. For example, cells a1 thru to g10 contain a variety of numerical values, some more than others. Now I want excel to tell me in cell a12 the number that appears most within the range a1 thru to g10. I also want excel to tell me in cell b12, the second most common number that appeared within the range. And so on...

Is there such a formula?

I look forward to your responses.

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should give you that info

so in A12 type
=mode( a1:g10)

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Hi im trying to allocate costs for a large number of customers where they are charged by lot size. here is some of sq.ft data and rate data from the Sheet2 tab

Sq. Ft.

Sq. Ft.Fixed
<10000 $3.15
<15000 $3.20
<20000 $4.26
<25000 $4.33
<30000 $5.38
<35000 $5.42
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these are my functions, but how do i combine these so that it can be in one column instead of required 7 different columns for every sq.ft. range and rate formula?


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Hi CaliMac10, and welcome to TSG.

You might want to use the VLOOKUP function in Excel to do what you want.

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I want to know fi there is a formula or function which can determine the most number of times a value appears within a range of cells. For example, cells a1 thru to g10 contain a variety of numerical values, some more than others. Now I want excel to tell me in cell a12 the number that appears most within the range a1 thru to g10. I also want excel to tell me in cell b12, the second most common number that appeared within the range. And so on...

Is there such a formula?

I look forward to your responses.

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A:Excel nested Round with OR functions

Here you go, should work (posting from phone) ...

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Result: #NAME?

Am I doing something wrong- or asking Excel to do something it can't?


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Welcome to the forums. You need quotes around the yes since it is looking for text.

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I have a spreadsheet with lets say the following values


My cell uses the following formula to work out outstanding values.

But now C7 is blank so my function will just be blank.

I need a function that if C8 has a value it must get that value and subtract the next value, whether it is C7 or C2. In this case, C2.

Please could someone give me a function to dynamcally decide what value to use.


A:Excel Functions - skip cells if they are blank

i think this will work
But the numbers need to start at row 2
and needs to be entered into cell C2 and then as an array- so control+shift+enter - so that {} are around

need to work out how to start

will find the ROW number that is not blank
we than add the Column C to the the ROW Number and use Indirect to use that in a formula

and so we now have the value in the previous non blank cell
but to stop it using the same row - i have changed the range to look on in previous rows - hence the C1 starting point

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