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Syncing/linkin of dyamically changing tables and/or ranges. Is this possible?

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    Exclamation Syncing/linkin of dyamically changing tables and/or ranges. Is this possible?

    Hello,

    I did a makeover of this post. It seems that my way of wording caused confusion and misunderstanding, which is completely the opposite of what I wished for.


    I have attached a pdf, where I explain my idea in great detail. The sample workbook is nothing but a mere visualization of that idea and how it may look like. Please do not take the sample workbook as something like a before/after thingy, as I simply am not at that stage yet!

    What I am basically asking is wether this idea of mine is doable and if yes how it may be doable.


    I am very thankful for everyone who is taking the time to read through my summary. If you have any further questions please ask.

    Thank you!
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    Re: Dynamically updating tables and ranges (VBA or Non-VBA) stuck project

    Pretty pictures
    A workbook would be far more use - nobody (me included) are not going to spend time creating the workbook from scratch.

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    Please attach a sample workbook (not a picture or pasted copy). Make sure there is just enough data to demonstrate your need. Include a BEFORE sheet and an AFTER sheet in the workbook if needed to show the process you're trying to complete or automate. Make sure your desired results are shown, mock them up manually if necessary.

    Remember to desensitize the data.

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    Re: Dynamically updating tables and ranges (VBA or Non-VBA) stuck project

    Hi, thanks a lot for the pointer. Although, the thing is that I donīt even have a workbook for this case I could present other than the contents of the picture in excel. No formulas to work with so far.

    So, at the moment I am still looking for ideas on how it could be realized, and then I would start from there.

    EDIT: added an example worksheet nonetheless. However, I am afraid it wonīt help much at this stage.
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    Re: Syncing/linkin of dyamically changing tables and/or ranges. Is this possible?

    Did a makeover of the title and the first post. It seems that it was not clear at all what I wanted to describe, so I changed it for the better, hopefully.

    If anyone could offer some insight, this would be much appreciated! Thank you.

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    Re: Syncing/linkin of dyamically changing tables and/or ranges. Is this possible?

    I feel as if the data arrangement on the Master sheet is good, however using blocks of columns on the Input sheet is going to make analysis of that data difficult as compared to a proper row over row arrangement (i.e. Product Name, ID, Date, Amount and Price on each row).
    If we had some illustration of the analysis that is needed that might give us a better idea of how to help.
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    Re: Syncing/linkin of dyamically changing tables and/or ranges. Is this possible?

    Quote Originally Posted by JeteMc View Post
    I feel as if the data arrangement on the Master sheet is good, however using blocks of columns on the Input sheet is going to make analysis of that data difficult as compared to a proper row over row arrangement (i.e. Product Name, ID, Date, Amount and Price on each row).
    If we had some illustration of the analysis that is needed that might give us a better idea of how to help.
    Indeed, you are absolutely right. The reason why I haven't found any better way to date lies in the difference of both the data:

    Sheet 1:
    Each product has an ID, ABC-Position, amount per box, storage location, etc. All stuff that has to be entered only once per row or can only appear once per product.

    Sheet 2:
    Each product has many many rows of sales data, like customer id, sales amount, sales price, etc. for a range of at least 2 years. So that will be hundreds if not thousands of rows. Clearly in this case it is not advised to try and enter those as columns on Sheet 1, let alone because of the issue with copying data into Excel alone (my source data uses rows for all the sales). This is how it looks like (for one Product):

    Customer dd/mm/yyyy Amount Price
    Customer dd/mm/yyyy Amount Price
    Customer dd/mm/yyyy Amount Price
    Customer dd/mm/yyyy Amount Price
    ...
    and many many more rows like this


    Now you know the crux why I find it so difficult to solve this. I thought I surely can't be the first person to try and summarize all product & sales data in Excel, can I? Thus I figured there may be solutions out there. I thought about having different workbooks for different analysis tasks, but since I am dealing with about 600-1000 products at the minimun I only want to enter the data once into Excel. And simply copy paste from my source as well, because everything else takes time.

    Additionally, my point why it should be synced/linked is that after I have entered both types of data in both Sheet 1 and Sheet 2, I will most likely filter my Sheet 1 formatted table or edit it. And then it quickly becomes an arduous task to find the relevant source data on Sheet 2 (e.g. when I entered Pro-B it was on position 2, speak Row 2 on Sheet 1 and Column 2 on Sheet 2, but after filtering it has become position 45, so it is in Row 45 on Sheet 1, but still in Column 2 on Sheet 2, and that is not useful.)


    Question:
    Is it possible in Excel to create a sort of data library where one chooses e.g. a product in a dropdown, and Excel automatically displays that information in a table? When choosing another entry (product) from the drop down the table's contents change to that particular entry's ones. Like something you would see in a lot of software that manages data.

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    Re: Syncing/linkin of dyamically changing tables and/or ranges. Is this possible?

    It may be easier for someone to understand if we could see a sample of the analysis that you want to preform.
    For my part I used the following Power Query advanced editor code to arrange the data on the Input sheet (see green table in the attachment) into a proper row over row data set.
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    Note that the tables on the Input sheet were renamed Product_A (columns B:E) and Product_B (columns F:I).
    Note that Power Query is called Get & Transform in the 2019 version of Excel.
    Let us know if you have any questions.
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