Sorting list by changing values

1. Sorting list by changing values

I have a list of personnel.

They're eligible for overtime based on the following criteria

Last overtime date
Seniority
Amount of overtime.

The list looks like this:

Personnel name, Personnel ID #, Last Date worked O/T, Amount of O/T worked (hours), Date of O/T, Hours (how many)

Employee, Joe, 1234, 5/24/12, 8.50, ________, _________
Staff, Shirley, 1235, 6/26/12, 4.50, ________, _________

If the overtime shift is less than 24 hours they don't move in the list UNLESS the existing value plus the overtime offered totals more than 24.
If the value in the Amount of O/T worked column exceeds 24, 24 is subtracted from the total and that becomes their new value and they're moved to the bottom of the list.

From there they're ranked by Date and then Seniority.

For example, if two people get a 24 hour overtime shift they both move to the bottom of the list but the more senior person is listed above the more junior person.

Make sense?

If Joe is offered 12 hours of overtime that value would change to 20.50 and he wouldn't move in the list.
If Joe is offered 24 hours of overtime that value would remain 8.50 and he would move to the bottom of the list.
If Joe is offered 18 hours of overtime that value would become 2.50 and he would move to the bottom of the list.

So, I know it's a little confusing but is this possible with Excel or should I be looking at a different program?

If it's possible, which commands should I be researching?

TIA
Rich

2. Re: Is this even possible...?

Is this even possible...?
probably, but you'll have to adapt your title first as per forum rules

3. Re: Is this even possible...?

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4. Re: Is this even possible...?

My apologies. I'm not even sure what to ask so I hope my title change is appropriate.

5. Re: Sorting list by changing values

Well, I'm assuming my post is now in compliance. Does no one have any suggestions on how to implement this?
I'm suspecting that the dynamic data might be a problem. For example, the existing date in the Last Date worked O/T column would become the date entered into the Date of O/T. But, the moment you clear that entry the Last Date column would clear as well. So the problem becomes how to enter the data in a manner that existing tables are updated and the changes are kept when the last two columns are blanked.

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