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    Fill empty cells per adjacent column

    Hi,

    In the attached WB column "A" has the raw data.

    I want column "C" to be filled as shown.

    There is no consistence pattern, in column "A", and the Manufacturers cannot be Alphabetical sorted.

    Thanks, Elm
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    Re: Fill empty cells per adjacent column

    Hi,

    In C1 and copied down

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    Re: Fill empty cells per adjacent column

    Thank you but if it was that easy & simple even a newbie like me would know the solution.

    I wrote (quote): "I want column "C" to be filled as shown" and this means that column "C" does not exist, yet, and the formula I'm looking for will fill C1:C20 as I typed by hand.

    To emphasize - column"C" is not a part of the raw data.

    I'm looking for a formula which will refer to column "A" and fill column "C" as shown.

    Elm

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    Re: Fill empty cells per adjacent column

    The formula you were given will work it just works bottom up rather than top down - once C1 is copied to C6 etc you will get answers in C1:C5.

    Please do not be so arrogant as to presume you have all the answers Elm and need not test - if you did you would not be here.

    If you wish to calculate always top down then you're left with something like:

    {=IF(LEN(A1),A1,INDEX($A2:$A$21,MATCH(TRUE,$A2:$A$21<>"",0)))}

    but given convention is not important to you I suggest you persevere with Richard's suggestion.
    Last edited by DonkeyOte; 10-19-2010 at 01:12 PM. Reason: typo

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    Re: Fill empty cells per adjacent column

    Thanks for the formula but not for the lecture.

    Why do you think I was arrogant ?
    Where did I wrote I have all the answers ?

    When column "C" is empty and waiting to be filled by a formula, and this was very clear from my question, no formula will work if it is referred to column "C" (and I don't mean referring to something like ROW(C1) etc.

    Didn't I wrote that I'm a newbie ?
    Does this points as being arrogant ?

    Elm

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    Re: Fill empty cells per adjacent column

    Quote Originally Posted by Elm
    Why do you think I was arrogant ?
    I won't get into a debate with you Elm. Perhaps I misinterpreted ? The fact some very good people on this board see fit to simply ignore your posts would imply otherwise.

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    Re: Fill empty cells per adjacent column

    Hi,

    Have you actually tried the solution I gave you in C1 and copied down.

    It does exactly what you want and is simple. I know column C doesn't yet exist that's why you're entering the formula in C1 and down.

    I'm somewhat perplexed at your self-description as a newbie. We normally expect that to apply to some with a mere handful of posts and not the hundreds that you have logged.

    Regards

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    Re: Fill empty cells per adjacent column

    Well, I apologize and my previous reply proves my being a newbie by not understanding your formula.

    All my posts were mostly, if not all, questions and it will take me a lot more time to became more than a newbie.

    Thanks, Elm

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    Re: Fill empty cells per adjacent column

    OK, glad my response was of some use after you had understood it. If you have an opportunity then please rate it appropriately.

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    Re: Fill empty cells per adjacent column

    I'm not familiar with rating a response/solution.

    I, usually, mark a thread as SOLVED.

    Could you instruct me.

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    Re: Fill empty cells per adjacent column

    Hi,

    Above every post over on the right hand side there are some icons. Look for a blue set of weighing scales. If you hover over them you'll see it says something like 'Add to n's reputation'

    Click this icon and add a comment if you wish. It's nothing to do with solving a post but whether you want to show your appreciation.

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    Re: Fill empty cells per adjacent column

    Done.

    Thanks for explaining.

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