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    Create three person groupings with no duplicates

    I have a work department with 27 total employees, 9 in three different regions. My goal is to group employees from one region with each of the other employees from the other two regions, over the next 9 months creating as few duplicates as possible. I believe I will need to have groups of three each month. For example, #1 San Diego employee, #1 Charlotte employee and #1 remote employee, then the next month #1 SD, #2 CLT, #2 Remote. With the goals to create unique three employee groupings for the next 9 months with each employee from one region, being paired with each employee from the other two regions. Hopefully this makes sense. Any ideas?

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    Re: Create three person groupings with no duplicates

    Without much thought,

    Row\Col
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    F
    G
    1
    SAN
    CLT
    Rem
    SAN
    CLT
    Rem
    2
    SAN1 CLT1 Rem1 SAN2 CLT3 Rem4
    3
    SAN2 CLT2 Rem2 SAN3 CLT4 Rem5
    4
    SAN3 CLT3 Rem3 SAN4 CLT5 Rem6
    5
    SAN4 CLT4 Rem4 SAN5 CLT6 Rem7
    6
    SAN5 CLT5 Rem5 SAN6 CLT7 Rem8
    7
    SAN6 CLT6 Rem6 SAN7 CLT8 Rem9
    8
    SAN7 CLT7 Rem7 SAN8 CLT9 Rem1
    9
    SAN8 CLT8 Rem8 SAN9 CLT1 Rem2
    10
    SAN9 CLT9 Rem9 SAN1 CLT2 Rem3
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    Re: Create three person groupings with no duplicates

    I did more than the 9 months. I got carried away. Did all combinations.

    There are two lookup tables. One in column G the other in columns H:Y.

    The combinations are in columns AC:AE. They are in sort order because that's how the formulas did it. Sorry about that.

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    TeamLookup is in G4:G12.

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    MasterLookup is in H4:Y12.

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    The file is attached. Edit Ignore the column of dates. I intended to use them in a grouping strategy; got tired and forgot it.
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    Re: Create three person groupings with no duplicates

    Please disregard my previous post. I got lost in the brush piles of my mind.......trying something else.

    Edit Try this instead. There is a named lookup table in columns AU:CB.

    This formula in E3 filled down and across to AM11; schedules 9 months.
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    I didn't do a painstaking check but I didn't manage to find any duplicate teams.

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    Last edited by FlameRetired; 04-26-2015 at 11:49 PM.

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    Re: Create three person groupings with no duplicates

    FlameRetired, you are awesome and much smarter than I am! This forumla and spreadsheet works great, thank you!

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    Re: Create three person groupings with no duplicates

    You're welcome. Glad it works. Thanks for the rep.

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