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    Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    Iíve a spreadsheet to work out the weekly ranking points of players for the badminton tournaments.

    The rule is simple with the best 10 scores over a 12 monthís period. That works reasonably well when the tournaments are on a 12 months interval and on the same week every year but failed when the organisers decided to move the dates from previous year.

    From the example attached, the scores for the 12 months are in Col Q to Col DT. Col D to M work out the best 10 and sum them up in Col B.

    Let say the next 2 tournaments to play are German Open 2014 and All England 2014 that will replaced the same tournaments in 2013. What if the organisers decided to play the German Open 2 weeks earlier then the German Open 2014 score needed to replace the German 2013.

    Any suggestions as how to accommodate this would be much appreciated.
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    Re: A challenge needed help!

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    Re: A challenge needed help!

    Alan, first of all I'd suggest you change the title of your thread before you get hit with an infraction notice Like me earlier!

    To change a Title go to your first post, click EDIT then Go Advanced and change your title... try something like "Date variation validation problem" and you should get away with some answers from other contributors!


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    Re: A challenge needed help!

    ah well, I tried to get the warning in first...

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    Re: A challenge needed help!

    No problem dubcap01.
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    Re: A challenge needed help!

    Quote Originally Posted by dubcap01 View Post
    Alan, first of all I'd suggest you change the title of your thread before you get hit with an infraction notice Like me earlier!

    To change a Title go to your first post, click EDIT then Go Advanced and change your title... try something like "Date variation validation problem" and you should get away with some answers from other contributors!


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    thanks.
    I did tried to find a better title with no avail.

    thanks for the suggestion as well

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    Re: A challenge needed help!

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    Re: A challenge needed help!

    Alan and Zbor - like

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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    any suggestion would be much appreciated

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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    Maybe this:

    Select year (yellow cell) what you want to use and every tournament need to have year in the title.
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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    thanks,

    don't think select year going to work as the period needed to be in any 12 months.

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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    So in any 12 months if the tournament isn't same?

    Basically you select two columns and all data inside if not duplicated tournament?

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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    Quote Originally Posted by zbor View Post
    So in any 12 months if the tournament isn't same?
    yes, that's the main problem if they decided to move one tournament a few weeks ahead then we have 2 in a 12 months period and the latest preceded the earlier one.

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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    Here.

    Only use same format: Tournament name Year.

    So instead of:
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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    thanks, will have a look later.

    am suppose to be at work

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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    zbor, again thanks for your suggestion.

    i'm sure the helper row as suggested is the solution.
    the problem is they can even change the tournament name, e.g. if they change the sponsor thus Yonex German Open 2013 may becomes Wilson German Open 2014 within the 12 months period.

    why life is so complicated!

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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    Then I see only one way:

    Use helper sheet.
    Enter there all tournaments and they "CODE NAME".
    That code name might be like Tournament at the first but as you change sponsor IT SHOULD STAY SAME!

    For example:

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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    Of course, you can use your own code from the start:
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    But you need to add every new tournament into that sheet.

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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    many thanks for your help, i think i'm getting there.

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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    Oh, no. I'ts not OK.. I need to look a little more but looks like VBA is needed.

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    Re: Date variation validation problem - a challenge needed help!

    Here... I've add one more calculation in 2nd sheet.
    So, you need to:

    Enter tournament (in 2nd sheet and in first sheet 2nd row)
    Enter code, unique for each tournament
    Extend formula in C and D column down.
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