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    Repeat list of names by number of ballots purchased

    I have searched high and low, I am looking to repeat a list of names by the number of ballots each individual has purchased. I am doing a draw for work and do not want to repeat each name manually into separate cells. Is there a formula for this? Can the rept function have the data repeated into separate cells?
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    Re: Repeat list of names by number of ballots purchased

    Let's say your list of tickets purchased is on Sheet1 with column A being the name and B being # of tickets.
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    Re: Repeat list of names by number of ballots purchased

    Assuming your list of names is in A2:A5 and the number of tickets each purchased is in B2:B5, then in C2 add a helper column that cumulatively sums the number of tickets with:

    =SUM(B$2:B2)

    copied down

    then your final list is produced with formula:

    =IF(ROWS($E$2:$E2)>$C$5,"",INDEX($A$2:$A$5,MIN(IF(ROWS($E$2:$E2)<=$C$2:$C$5,ROW($C$2:$C$5)-ROW($C$2)+1))))

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    Re: Repeat list of names by number of ballots purchased

    This version would work without a helper column.....

    in D2 and copied down

    =LOOKUP(ROWS(D$2:D2)-1,SUBTOTAL(9,OFFSET(B$1,,,ROW(B$1:B$5)-ROW(B$1)+1)),A$2:A$5)&""
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    Re: Repeat list of names by number of ballots purchased

    Thank you! Worked like a charm.

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