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Formula for Material Quantities

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    Formula for Material Quantities

    Hi Everybody,

    First post on the forum, have only recently joined and im hoping that someone can help me before my head explodes!

    I am trying to prepare a simple Material Quantity List for some Steel materials.
    The materials are all in specific sizes.

    What i want to do is, as i input the length, width and height of the structure in the spreadsheet, the Material Quantity List will generate the quantity of each piece of material i will need.

    Does anybody know of a formula for this. I have been trying to use the IF function and getting absolutely nowhere, all suggestions will be highly appreciated!!

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    Re: Formula for Material Quantities

    To best describe or illustrate your problem you would be better off attaching a dummy workbook, the workbook should contain the same structure and some dummy data of the same type as the type you have in your real workbook - so, if a cell contains numbers & letters in this format abc-123 then that should be reflected in the dummy workbook.

    If needed supply a before and after sheet in the workbook so the person helping you can see what you are trying to achieve.

    Doing this will ensure you get the result you need!

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    Re: Formula for Material Quantities

    Thanks for the tip, ive added Before and After Sheets, i hope this clarifies a bit more regarding what i need help with.
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