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    Call in the Cavalry 2023

    As mentioned by FlameRetired
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    re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Thank you again Glenn.
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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Anyone still using Excel 2007???


    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...ml#post5782093

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Anyone fancy having a look at this … manage filter cell from another sheet

    I thought a sample file might clarify the requirement but, for me, it didn't.

    It's been up over a week with lots of views and now the OP is getting himself in trouble by PMing people asking them to look at the thread.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Happy New year 2023! And, Gong Xi Fa Cai to those celebrating the Chinese New Year!

    Could anyone take a look at this thread https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...ted-items.html please? I have no idea how to proceed.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Using VBA, I could probably easily take care of the deleting of dups, but the combining results from column L, I'm not sure.

    Any takers?

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-pro...uplicated.html
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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Can someone please help to look at this thread: https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...ml#post5781784.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Anyone care to take a look at this. The OP wants what it says on the tin, to combine 3 VBA functions.

    Combining 3 VBA functions into a single VBA sub

    I don't have time to unravel it and wondered if anyone else was up to the challenge.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    I feel like Power Query would be the easiest choice for extracting the data from the two tables and combining into one for the stacked bar chart the OP is requesting here: https://www.excelforum.com/excel-pro...ml#post5790746 I don't know PQ, so cannot help. As near as I can tell, the goal is to put together a table where we have start time and and end time/durations for select "line names" so that we can then build the stacked bar/Gantt chart that visualizes the operation.
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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Another database management thread that goes way beyond my skill set: https://www.excelforum.com/excel-pro...ml#post5791957

    The OP is getting a daily text file (with data every half hour of the day). I have recommended the possibility of using these text files to build a solid database that they could then use to perform all kinds of daily, weekly, monthly analyses. Can any of you database + Power Query experts step in and help with the things the OP can/should do to build a good database from these daily text files and later add new days to the database?

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Could someone using the 365 edition take a look at this thread pertaining to a new feature (to me) of Autocompletion from a drop-down list?
    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...ml#post5799150
    Consider taking the time to add to the reputation of everybody that has taken the time to respond to your query.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Anyone willing to take a look at this thread?


    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-pro...ml#post5800853

    Seems simple enough but I might have overlooked something as my results are not the same as the OPs

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Three of us have looked at this and not been able to "solve" it.
    I have been having trouble deciphering the OP's notes and since I believe they are still looking for a solution I thought I'd post it here...
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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023 - FAO Glenn Kennedy maybe?

    FAO Glenn Kennedy maybe?

    How can I convert this google sheet formula to excel?

    The OP is using a FILTER function in Google Sheets but wants to convert to Excel 2016. I have seen clever stuff done with FILTERXML but it is not a strong point for me.


    Thoughts and ideas would be appreciated from anyone/everyone.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    I see no solution here outside of VBA. I guess the OP is wanting all the hundreds of charts because of some type of report.

    Any ideas?

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-cha...ml#post5808789

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    I do not understand what the OP is getting at. Can anyone discern and solve?

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...ml#post5809747

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    why are all these posts blank???...


    OK weird, now they are no longer blank
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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    I have a strange 1 here...
    https://www.excelforum.com/outlook-f...ml#post5811211

    MATCH() should work, but it doesnt. Read my comments in post #4 there

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by FDibbins View Post
    why are all these posts blank???...


    OK weird, now they are no longer blank
    I went through something similar a couple weeks ago. In my case, I found that if I navigated to any thread as a result of a search using the site's search engine (other than the "what's new" search), the thread content was blank. If I navigated through the "what's new" search or by manually finding the thread in the forum lists, then the thread content was visible.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    I went through the same thing @ 2 weeks ago. I hit F5 and it cleared up, but I had to do it with each thread. It eventually cleared up (after I posted about it).

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    I'm way out of my league here. Any ideas?

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...ml#post5811939

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    The OP would like to format data points in a pivot chart based on value i.e., <3% green and >=3% red. My feeling is that it might be possible if a regular chart is produced from the pivot table, however I am ignorant of how that works.
    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-cha...ml#post5812397

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Could someone with Word VBA experience have a look at this please …
    Adding Non-breaking space to both ends of a text selection

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    This looks like it will become a database design project. https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...c-diagram.html I'm not skilled at database design, but I figure there are several of you who know how to put together databases in Excel that could help with moving data from an input tab into a database and then build some simple count/summary data off of that database.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    The OP here wants a spill formula to populate dates in a column, but I just don't get what the formula he currently has is supposed to be doing. Anyone fancy taking a look?

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...r-workday.html
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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Wants to compare words in a single cell string against another such cell. (Excel 2007)
    OP has added several conditions adhoc. Grrr. This may be beyond my skill set. Maybe VBA is a better route. I cannot tell right now but will continue to explore.

    Meanwhile any "takers"?

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Print area issue - no idea what else to suggest given the dearth of detail. Anyone?

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...selection.html

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    I can't see the wood for the trees here: https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...variables.html

    Looks like it should be easy, but I cannot understand exactly how he wants it to work. I understand the arithmetic, just not the layout.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    VBA date copy/paste problem

    CS post says that when he runs the VBA code, it copies dates from one place to another incorrectly. On examination of his sample file, some dates are pasted as date values and some are pasted as text. The ones pasted as text are correct but the ones pasted as values reverse the day and month.

    I used his file and ran his code and it worked perfectly.

    I suspect the issue is somehow related to the regional settings. If someone uses European date formats and would like to try this the thread is worth 20 points and is not locked.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    It appears that the source data is in text format. Moreover, the source data is in US format, and trying to copy it is done on a computer with UK settings (or vice versa).
    Excel is a very greedy tool when it comes to date conversions. It "likes" to convert to date anything that resembles it. I suspect that after copying, the "dates" in text format are the ones that Excel did not convert because the number of days (in US format in the second place) is greater than 12. For example, the "date" in US 07/15/2022 was not able to convert, while the "date" US 07/04/2022 is able to convert to UK format 04/07/2022.

    If the source data were written in date format, the copying would probably run without any problems, because numbers are copied. In the case of date-like texts, some may convert to dates and some will remain texts. It seems that in the case of texts, we should first convert the data to dates using, for example, DATE, RIGHT, MID, LEFT formulas, and only then copy to the destination.

    But this is just my guess, because I don't have access to the sample file.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    That was my conclusion looking at his screenshot but the actual file did not look like the screenshot. Someone in another forum provided a solution but I tried it and it's just plain wrong.

    I told him I would just rewrite the code if he could explain what it's supposed to do.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...ml#post5826036
    The pivot table shown in the file attached to post #29 should be sorted ascending by the Days2 column.
    As can be seen that isn't the case and I can not understand why.
    The pivot table's source data is on the Tournament sheet.
    Perhaps someone with more knowledge of pivot tables could resolve the issue.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Any help with this Google Sheets conditional formatting query? I cannot get my head around what the OP is trying to achieve exactly.

    https://www.excelforum.com/for-other...eferences.html

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    I spent all day on and off yesterday and another hour or so this morning solving the OP's first challenge, and now he has introduced another level of complexity. I don't have that amount of time for head-scratching today, so if anyone else wants to have a go, it's here: https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...-criteria.html

    If it's of help, I can probably explain the logic of the bit I solved more clearly than the OP did, so if you need that, just shout.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Ali, Thank you but NO thank you. I looked at yesterday's post and hadn't even the vaguest notion of what was wanted! Kudos for sticking at it.. I'm on the road today and will resist the temptation to have a go.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    The logic was nowhere near as obtuse in the end as he made it - it took longer to get my head around that than the solution, but the final sticking point was curious, and I learnt something about using VSTACK along the way that I hadn't anticipated!

    I bet you won't be able to resist it ...

    And I know there's at least one other here who will probably be working on a much simpler 2D spill array, so let's watch this space!!!

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    I am happy to help people get over a sticking point when they're stuck but when the time needed is measured in hours it sounds more like a consulting project for free. I tend to avoid those.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    So do I, but my puzzle-mad brain got the better of me and I was determined to work out what was going on. It is not as complicated as it looks, but it took ages for the penny to drop for me.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    I asked OP for a workbook with sample data. OP posted workbook with sampledata that looks alright I guess.
    Only problem is, I can't see the pattern...

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacc View Post
    I asked OP for a workbook with sample data. OP posted workbook with sampledata that looks alright I guess.
    Only problem is, I can't see the pattern...
    I have seen many posts by this user and they are all poorly explained. His trouble with English is only part of the problem; he just doesn't explain things well. He seems to be obsessed with some sort of analysis to predict lottery winning numbers, which is always a fool's errand. But I posted asking some detailed questions to see if we can at least understand the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6StringJazzer View Post
    I have seen many posts by this user and they are all poorly explained. His trouble with English is only part of the problem; he just doesn't explain things well. He seems to be obsessed with some sort of analysis to predict lottery winning numbers, which is always a fool's errand. But I posted asking some detailed questions to see if we can at least understand the question.

    Oh. The sad reality.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    This one requires someone who understands and is proficient in calculating effective interest over multiple investments (not just how to do it in Excel): https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...vestments.html

    Any takers?

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Can someone have a look at this one: https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...-an-issue.html

    I thought I had cracked it, but apparently not. The OP keeps repeating the rules and I'm clearly missing something, but they are reluctant to provide more than one row of sample data at a time.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    This request seems to be beyond my abilities. At the moment, my mind is not focused enough to address this request. I would appreciate it if someone could step in to help. Thank you.
    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...ml#post5840318
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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    An interesting PQ one here that requires refinement. I have managed to get so far, but there'll be a better way to generate the columns I am sure. Added into the mix now is the desire to fill down text, but not numbers, in columns with a mixed economy. I could do it, but it would be horrendously clunky!

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    This seems to be a maths question: https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...tribution.html

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    One for PowerQuery experts:

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...ml#post5851338

    The OP has .txt files in a folder, some of which use a comma delimiter and some a semi-colon. Wants to know how to automate importing them at once with PQ.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    I am struggling to establish how parameters for a dataset will be fed into a formula in this thread: https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...culations.html

    Not only has the OP accused me of being impolite (I have not), she is now getting very impatient and I am losing the will to persist in my questioning. Can someone else get the relevant information out of her or, better still, work it all out from what she's already said? Thanks!
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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Not only has the OP accused me of being impolite (I have not), ...
    No, you weren't. I don't think I'll be stepping in there

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    Thanks! She's apologised now.

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    Still, I can find enough to do without this particular challenge

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    It's been solved, so no need to worry (not by me).

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    This looks to me like a FILTER() or equivalent function nested inside of another statistical function. Or maybe a pivot table with an appropriate calculated field, or some such solution, that is not within my wheelhouse: https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...nded-date.html

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    @MrShorty: options suggested.

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    I understand the essence of what the OP wants to do, but can't get close enough to the detail to offer a solution. Can anyone get any closer to an understanding of their data and what the workbook totals are that they refer to?

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-pro...arts-list.html

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    Glenn and I have tried and failed to reach an understanding in the thread linked to in post #55 - does anyone else feel like having a go?

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-pro...nts-names.html

    Anyone have experience of sensitivity labels? The button is disabled for me, but it seems like it should be a property which you could set.
    Last edited by ByteMarks; 09-19-2023 at 06:50 AM.

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    @ByteMarks: have you posted the correct link? That's one I have answered and it doesn’t appear to have anything to do with "sensitivity labels".

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    No, sorry. I've corrected the link.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Got this PM: "Hello
    I am a new user. I only had one thread posted until now, but somehow i am not allowed to post another one.
    But I have another issue to solve and I don't know how.
    Can I be allowed to ask for help?
    Thanks for your help.
    Klemzy"
    I had helped in the following thread which is why I guess I was contacted, however it seems that this is an issue an administrator/moderator would be better able to resolve: https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...ml#post5568795

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeteMc View Post
    Got this PM
    I have PM'ed the user to find out what specifically the problem is.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Jeff.
    Great minds think alike, I did the same without having seen your post. Well, lets hope one of us gets an answer.
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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Quote Originally Posted by JeteMc View Post
    Got this PM: "Hello
    I am a new user. I only had one thread posted until now, but somehow i am not allowed to post another one.
    But I have another issue to solve and I don't know how.
    Can I be allowed to ask for help?
    Thanks for your help.
    Klemzy"
    I had helped in the following thread which is why I guess I was contacted, however it seems that this is an issue an administrator/moderator would be better able to resolve: https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...ml#post5568795
    Quote Originally Posted by alansidman View Post
    Jeff.
    Great minds think alike, I did the same without having seen your post. Well, lets hope one of us gets an answer.
    There are two issues:

    1) He was trying to post a live link but his account is too new to do so.

    2) At the bottom of his page is a list of permissions and he doesn't have permission to do anything. Except I have the same list, and obviously I can do all these things. I have reported this bug to the tech team. Scroll to the bottom of this page and I'll bet you will see it too.

    Meantime Klemzy has successfully started a new thread, without links.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Thanks to Jeff and Alan for getting this straightened out. Hoping that the more helpful folks at Excel Forum can be, the more the word will get around and the traffic will pick back up.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    I am not sure how much further I shall get with this on my own (and I'm sure there's a better way to achieve what I've already done): https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...ictograms.html

    Any assistance welcome.

    It's an interesting challenge academically (notwithstanding the poor data layout that could be reconfigured to make it easier).
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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    This is way out of my league! Anybody interested in helping? Thanks

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-pro...urce-data.html

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    Inevitably it happens, a curveball. Not sure how to tackle this next question. Two matches together.

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...er-column.html

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    Anybody have a suggestion for this formula?

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...utput-yes.html

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    The OP here is still requiring the refinement of a dynamic array solution (provided by Hans). He's feeling a bit 'forgotten' - can anyone assist?

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...tograms-2.html

    It's gone above my pay grade.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Here is someone who just upgraded to Excel 2021 on a Mac, and when they try to select an entire row or entire column, there is nothing on the screen to indicate the selection. This may be specific to Excel 2021 for Mac, it may even be a corruption on the machine. I dunno, but I don't have a Mac.

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    Solver in my older version doesn't support all of the options in the newer versions, so I may be losing something when I open the OP's file with my version of Excel. Can some of you with a newer version open and check the Solver model and see if there is something I am missing in my older version of Excel?

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...-an-error.html

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    The OP would like to be able to add new items to a table that is produced by Power Query. Issue is that after the original table was produced, additional columns are added. When the new items are added then the data in the additional columns is orphaned. The before is the green/white table on the Labelling data sheet in the file attached to post #7 and the after is the same table in the file attached to post #9.
    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-for...ml#post5891481

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    This is a maths question about geometric progression. Any takers? I have no clue!

    https://www.excelforum.com/excel-gen...ery-draws.html

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    Any help with creating a dynamic table that will work nicely with a chart (or vice-versa!): https://www.excelforum.com/excel-cha...e-stumped.html

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    Re: Call in the Cavalry 2023

    This is a pretty basic multiple lookup setup but it fails to include new data from the Table as it expands.
    Poster is on 2016 and I'm on 365, I figure someone with a pre-dynamic array version could figure this out easily.
    Darn, it was easy getting used to those dynamic arrays...

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