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Extract City, State and Pin code from an address string

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For a lot of Excel users, a common problem is to extract City, State and Pin Code from an address string.  What compounds the issue is that there is no standardisation in an address string.  For e.g., one may end the address with a Pin code, while others may end it with a State and Country.  […]

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Determine stock transfer from multiple locations

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The objective is to determine the quantity of stock (of a particular type) to be transferred from “Stock surplus” locations to “Stock deficient” ones.  If all the requirements cannot be met from one location, tap other locations.  The final output should show the location from where stock is being transferred.  Furthermore the order of determining […]

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Validate cell to accept current time

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To enable a person to enter current time in a cell, enter the following formula in Data > Validation > Custom =ABS(A1-(NOW()-INT(NOW())))<(1/(60*24)) In this validated cell now, a person can enter time either by pressing Ctrl+Shift+; or by simply typing in the time entry.  The validation rule is such that it will accept only time which […]

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