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Solved: MS Excel: create list based on data in a simple table

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by MissFig, Jul 12, 2012.

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  1. MissFig

    MissFig Thread Starter

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    It's difficult to describe my situation in words, so I'll just show you what I'm trying to do.

    I have a table that looks like this:

    A, B, C
    Name, Hours, OT hours
    Jane, 166, 0
    Jack, 163, 17
    Mike, 168, 0
    Dot, 167, 24
    Erin, 164, 8
    Carmen 158,0

    and I want to create a list that will have 2 rows if there are OT hours, and 1 if there are not.

    A, B
    Jane, 166
    Jack, 163
    Jack,17
    Mike,168
    Dot, 167
    Dot, 24
    Erin, 164
    Erin,8
    Carmen, 158

    I can't use macros or VBA. It has to be formula driven. I can use a helper column or two. The starting table will change depending on who charged hours where. I've been trying to use IF and OFFSET and ROWS to do it, and it works until there's 2 consecutive rows that have OT hours.

    Just to clarify, I just need to know how to get column A listed properly elsewhere in the spreadsheet - I can derive Column B using vlookup.

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. GeorgeJ

    GeorgeJ

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    2 Formulas - 1 for finding the name, the other for finding the appropriate value.
    Note - must start on row 3 or greater.

    Names (mine start in cell G3): =IF(G2<>"",IF(G1=G2,INDEX($A$2:$C$7,MATCH(G2,$A$2:$A$7,FALSE)+1,1),IF(VLOOKUP(G2,$A$2:$C$7,3,FALSE)>0,G2,INDEX($A$2:$C$7,MATCH(G2,$A$2:$A$7,FALSE)+1,1))),$A$2)

    Hours (mine start in cell H3): =IF(G3=G2,VLOOKUP(G3,$A$2:$C$7,3,FALSE),VLOOKUP(G3,$A$2:$C$7,2,FALSE))
     
  3. mrmeap

    mrmeap

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    Hi, I was playing a game just moments ago. The computer was running fine before, no troubles. The game froze and I was unable to do anything, so I held the power button on my computer to force shut it down. When I opened it up again, it comes up with the blue screen saying something like
    A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

    I forget what it says because now when I restart again, it leads me to the boot menu with the safe modes etc. But when I try booting in safe mode, the blue screen appears again. I don't want to lose my data/files. Please help me!!!!
     
  4. MissFig

    MissFig Thread Starter

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    That worked! Thank you so much!
     
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