Tags: ARRAY FORMULA

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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Prioritise investment liquidation to minimise Capital Gains

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Assume a five column dataset with the Fund Name in column A, Market Value in column B, Gain/Loss in column C, Gain/Loss % in column D [column C/column B] and Type of investment in column E (Short term or Long term).  Since multiple investments can be made in one fund, there can be multiple line items […]

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Consider a Pivot Table Value field column as a criteria for computing another Value Field column

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Assume a simple three column dataset showing hours worked by different machine on different dates.  So column A is Date, column B is Machine Name and column C is hours worked.  There are duplicates appearing in column A and B .  Blanks in column C depict machine idle time. The task is to create a simple […]

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Compute configuration count using Set Theory and Venn Diagrams

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Assume a table which lists attendees for a Company’s Annual day function.  In this Table, data for every attendee is shown on a separate row so if an employee attends the function with his/her spouse and three children, then there will be 5 rows for that employee. The question is to determine the count of the following family configuration: […]

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Perform an iterative sum of Top n values across multiple columns

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A tournament has 18 participating teams with 25 players in each team.  Each team has to play five rounds of the Tournament and not all players play all rounds.  Scores earned by each player in each round are shown in individual cells.  If a player does not play a round, that cell is left empty. The task […]

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Compute MODE of all numbers split across multiple worksheets

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Assume numbers are typed in range A1:A2 of multiple worksheets in a workbook.  The task is the compute the MODE of these numbers.  Mode is defined as the value which appears most frequently in a range of cells.  So, if one types 1,3,4,3,5,6 in range A1:A6, then the mode will be 3 – 3 appears maximum number of times in […]

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Show granular as well as total figures on the Summary sheet

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Assume there is data for complaints received and complaints resolved for two years – 2009 and 2010 for some regions regions.  Each Region has its own worksheet.  There are three headings on each sheet – Particulars, 2009 and 2010.  While the Particulars column has the text “Complaints received” and “Complaints resolved”, the year columns have number of complaints received […]

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Generate a list of missing invoice numbers

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In a range of cells, assume there is a list of invoices raised during a certain period.  Since adequate care was not taken to number the invoices sequentially, there are missing invoice numbers in the Excel range.  So, it is possible that after raising invoice number 501, 502 and 503 the next invoice raised was 507. Given […]

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LOOKUP unique data from multiple columns where search string appears multiple times

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In a list with multiple occurrences, the VLOOKUP() function in Excel will only return the first occurrence of the string being searched.  Furthermore,  the VLOOKUP() function returns data from one column only. To work with a list where there are multiple occurrences of a particular string and data has to be extracted from multiple columns, […]

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Sum data from a particular cell of last n sheets only

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A number is entered in cell A1 of every sheet in a multi sheet workbook.  The task is to sum numbers in cell C2 of the Summary sheet from cell A1 of last x sheets – x is the number of sheets (mentioned in cell B2 of the Summary sheet) from which numbers have to be summed […]

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