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Return the specific product which satisfies the user defined feature combination

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Here is a simple matrix like data layout which shows the features available in every product.  Let’s assume that this data is in range A2:E8 (including the header row) Functions Product A Product B Product C Product D Function 1 x Function 2 x x Function 3 x x x Function 4 x x Function […]

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Determine cumulative interest payable on an annuity with varying time periods

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Imagine a fixed monthly amount due to an Organisation for services rendered to various customers.  While an invoice is raised every month by this Organisation, not all pay up the dues on time.  For unpaid dues, the Organisation charges its client interest ranging from 3% to 9% per annum.  The objective is to determine cumulative […]

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Generate a list of assignees for different projects based on a competency matrix

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Here is a small sample of a Project matrix which shows tasks to be accomplished for various projects.  There can only be upto 6 tasks per project. Project Name Task1 Task2 Task3 Task4 Task5 Task6 Project1 Painting Chef Gardener Project2 Tiling Digging Engineering Project3 Mechanic Engineering Here is a competency matrix showing the competencies of employees on […]

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Convert a text entry into its number equivalent

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Consider this simple two column table showing text entries in column A and the corresponding numbers in column.  Assume this data is in range A2:B11 (headings are in A1:B1). text Value A 1 B 2 C 3 D 4 E 5 F 6 G 7 H 8 I 9 J 0 The objective is to […]

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Remove special characters from a string

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Hi, Assume a column of names as follows: Name Mohammed Zia-Ul Haque Steven Thomas – ,-Rohit Sunil Ahir-Chowdhary.- Anuj ———– Sameer — ..,Mohit — Rajeev Nair. Monalisa . Das Vijeta … –,.Anjana. M.U..,- Please observe that there are special characters before the name, within the name and after the name.  The task is to remove […]

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Compute potential Sales of a retail outlet

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The objective is to assist a Store Manager with computing potential sales across different products and colours.  To start with let’s assume two datasets: 1. Customer-Colour dataset – a two column table which lists down the colour preference of each customer; and 2. Colour-Product-Price dataset – a three column table which lists down the multiple […]

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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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Ignore errors while adding non contiguous cells of a range

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In range E5:E13, assume the entries are 1 2 #DIV/0! 4 5 6 #N/A 8 9 In cell I9, one may want to sum up the figures from cells E5,E7,E11 and E13. If one supplies the individual cell references to the SUM function, then the result will be a #DIV/0! error because the SUM function […]

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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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