# Conditional Formulas-to Get A Spreadsheet To Automate Calculations Of Unit Costs Based On Variable Packaging Names

Dec 1, 2008
I am looking for a way to get a spreadsheet to automate calculations of unit costs based on variable packaging names.

I have a series of packages that are denoted by text phrases. Examples:

4/6/12

2/12/12

6/4/12

18/12

24/12

For our purposes let's say the package names above will always be in column A. Column B contains the frontline price of a case of product represented by the phrase in column A. Column C will contain the cost per unit of product - this is obtained by dividing column B by the number of each package arrangement that can be found in one case. Most of the time the number of package arrangements per case is denoted by the very first number in the package name (ie, 4/6/12 would be 4). This won't always be the case though (18/12 would be a package arrangement of 1).

I am looking for a way for the spreadsheet to do all of the following and return the results in column C: if the package name contains "4/6/12", divide column B by 4; if the package name contains "2/12/12", divide column B by 2; if the package name contains "6/4/12" divide column B by 6; if the package name contains "18/12", divide column B by 1; if the package name contains "24/12" divide column B by 24.

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Feb 15, 2009

If I input any FX pair (Column B) without ???JPY in it, then the formula in Column K produces the correct result. Formula is: eg: If Column B = EURUSD pairs and the like: =IF(C3="L",F3-E3,IF(C3="S",E3-F3))*10000.

This formula will produce a +ve or -ve result in points (PIPS) based on the values of E3 and F3. (eg. E3 = 1.2800 & F3 = 1.2750. If C3 = L then the result is -50. Conversely if C3 = S then the result is 50.)

When I input the JPY pairs in Column B, I need the formula to calculate the same way but multiply by 100 (not 10,000). This is because all non JPY cross pairs have 4 decimal places and JPY cross pairs have 2 decimal places. (eg. 1 PIP in EURUSD = .0001, 1 PIP in USDJPY = .01).....

So if Column B = USDJPY the formula would need to be: =IF(C3="L",F3-E3,IF(C3="S",E3-F3))*100 . Have tried many combination's of the IF function but am now starting to think this is not quite the right formula for this situation. Attached is a sample of what I am trying to achieve. The formula would need to incorporate any/all variations in currency pairs as listed in the attached sample.

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Jan 7, 2014

I am trying to set up a spreadsheet to record business costs, I have a column [A] and [B] with start times and finish times respectively. [C] is the shift length say 10 hours but I always get an error if its a night shift as the start time is invariably later than the finish time. Is there a way around this without inputting the dates into the cells as I am trying to not duplicate data entry.

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Dec 19, 2009

I've been looking on the internet for a spreadsheet that lists the various units of measure with conversion factors to other units. I'm not looking for the formulas, just a chart.

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Jun 26, 2014

I've been trying to automate the calculations on timesheets and having some trouble. I've attached a rough copy of part of the sheet to this post.

Here's where I'm struggling:

The timesheet has columns for Ins/Outs as well as Reg Hrs (Should never be more than 8), OT 1.5 (Standard 1.5 OT pay for anything over 40 in a week), OT 1.0 (More than 8 hours worked in a day but Vacation/Sick/Holiday/Funeral time keeps it below 40 hours actual work time that week) and then columns for Vacation, Sick, Etc.

Now I'm confident that my Regular Hours works with the following formula:

=IF((((C3-B3)+(E3-D3))*24)>=8,8,((C3-B3)+(E3-D3))*24)

If statement calculates how many hours worked, multiples it by 24 to put it in an hour format and checks whether it's greater than or equal to 8, if so then only show 8 (since any additional hours worked would need to be in the OT 1.5 or OT 1.0 category depending on the circumstances). If false, returns how many hours worked.

However, I am having some issues getting my OT 1.5 and OT 1.0 categories working correctly. The OT 1.5 column needs to check whether the actual worked hours is over 40 without Vacation/Sick/Funeral, etc included. The OT 1.0 column needs to show any additional hours worked beyond 8 each day but less than 40 over the whole week because of holiday/sick/vacation, etc.

So, if I worked 10 hours on Monday and there isn't any sort of paid leave time that week (and I work normal 8 hours the rest of the week), then Monday would show 8 hours in Regular worked and 2 hours in OT 1.5. Here's what I'm currently using for a formula (that isn't working...my latest addition was the OR statement):

=IF(AND((((C3-B3)+(E3-D3))*24)>8, OR(($F$12-$K$12)>40), $K$12=0), (((C3-B3)+(E3-D3))*24)-8, "")

If I worked 10 hours on Monday and there is some sort of Holiday (and I don't actually work over 40 hours that week not including the 8 hours of Holiday pay), then Monday should show 8 hours in Regular time and 2 hours in OT 1.0. Here's what I'm using for this formula (that also isn't working well and I hadn't started working with the OR statement here yet since OT 1.5 wasn't working) :

=IF(AND((((C3-B3)+(E3-D3))*24)>8, $K$12 > 0, $F$12<40), (((C3-B3)+(E3-D3))*24)-8, "")

testsheet.xlsx

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Jul 28, 2014

I'm dealing with Projects that have an X amount of Units used in a certain period of time. The amount of units are evenly spread among the time the project runs. The problem is that many projects start in 1 month and end in another.

To clarify, the code in my head is like this:

Total Units in project: 80

project starting on 12 jan, project ran 19 days in Jan.

Project ending on 14 feb, project ran 14 days in Feb.

Cost of a unit in Jan = 200

Ofcourse, the code needs to be smart, since the data will be filled in to a table, so the code has to change automatic every time a new project is entered. I cant use pivots 'cause of a standard format sheet.I have the costs per month in a raw data sheet. Start date and end dates in different cells next to each other.

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Jun 27, 2006

Here's the table for one game

Date-----Buy(Unit)-----Sell(Unit)-----Net Unit-----Price($)-----Net

Profit/Loss($)

xx/xx----2----------------##--------------2--------------125---------- ##

xx/xx----##---------------1---------------1--------------150---------- ##

xx/xx----##---------------1---------------0--------------165---------- +65

xx/xx----##---------------4--------------(4)-------------170--------- ##

xx/xx----2----------------##-------------(2)-------------165---------- ##

xx/xx----##---------------1--------------(3)-------------180---------- ##

xx/xx----3----------------##--------------0--------------180---------- (10)

Number in bracket means negative.

## means empty cell.

How can I type a formula, so that every time there's no stock left (ie zero net

unit), it will calculate the net profit once.

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Nov 17, 2008

i have 110 different columns. i want to do the same thing to each of these formulas (ie i want to calculate things like ln (A2 / A1)

is there some way i can automate this process so i only nhave to type in my formulas once and it will automatically enter in the same formulas for the other columns?

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Jun 9, 2009

I would really appreciate if someone could help me with the following problem:

I wrote this code, but for some reason it doesn't work. I am completely new to VBA and have no idea what went wrong:

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Jan 9, 2007

As you can see in the attachment: worksheet: calculations. I make conditional sums in this sheet. After completing the 1st possibility of 1st condition with all possible 2nd and 3th conditions, I now need to make the same conditional sums for the second possibility of the 1st condition. So basically, I can copy past the formulas only "TV" does now need to become "MB" thats all that needs to change in the following 170 formulas. Is there a way to automate this proces, so that I do not need to do this manualy one at a time?

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Jan 30, 2010

For my example, in column B I have a list of guest names. These names will repeat based on their entries.

In column C I have amounts next to their name.

If the total of all amounts next to their name equal $1,000 or more I want all the rows that their name is in to be highlighted.

I attached an example.

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Nov 22, 2005

how to automate a web query whereby names on a list in Excel are pasted into a website’s text box search and the returned data is copied into Excel? I have a list of racehorses that I need data for which is available at: http://www.drf.com/workoutHorseSearch.do

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Mar 13, 2014

Is it possible to record a macro or write VBA to apply conditional formatting to certain columns of cells where there are exceptions/conditions for the different types of conditional formatting? If possible, can those exceptions/conditions be based on a specific type of formula?

See my DATA EXAMPLE picture linked below. On that example, Columns K-Q need conditional formatting but manager wants row 38 to be blue based on the fact that it is using a =SUM() formula. This represents one "part" out of 75 that could be on a given sheet, each "part" has a different number of sub-parts that are used. So I can't just highlight columns K-Q because of the occasional SUM row that needs to be blue.

The conditional formatting that I am currently using in Columns K-Q only apply to K3:Q37 and not to row 38 at all. I currently have conditional formatting on columns K-N, P-Q where when '=ISNUMBER(xx)' returns TRUE is white and when it returns FALSE is light orange. Column O uses '=ISTEXT(xx)' for the same colors. Manager doesn't want to copy paste that formatting and wants it setup as a Macro/VBA.

DATA EXAMPLE - [URL]

RELEVANT INFORMATION

Columns K-Q need conditional formattingColumn K - Formula pasted in only on lines that require the Sales Price to show, will return a number value or error

(=VLOOKUP(B38,'SaleWS'!C:G,5,0).Column L - Formula pasted in every cell in column except L38 is '=IF(Hxx="G",IF(Exx"Description EX",VLOOKUP($Dxx&$Gxx,'PriceWS'!$D:$F,3,0),""),"")'.

L38 has a sum of all above valuesColumn M - Formula pasted in every cell in column except M38 is '=IF(ISNUMBER(Lxx),Ixx*Lxx,"")'.

M38 has a sum of all above valuesColumn N - Formula pasted in every cell in column except N38 is '=IF(Exx="Description EX",VLOOKUP(Dxx,'Material'!A:O,15,0),"")'.

N38 has a sum of all above valuesColumn O - No formulas here, just manual entryColumn P - Formula pasted in every cell in column except P38 is '=IF(H38="P",VLOOKUP($Dxx&$Oxx,'PressWS'!$A:$L,12,0),"")'.

P38 has a sum of all above valuesColumn Q - Formula pasted in every cell in column except Q38 is '=IF(H37="W",VLOOKUP($Dxx,'WeldWS'!$A:$F,6,0),IF(Hxx="T",VLOOKUP($Dxx,'WeldWS'!$A:$F,6,0),""))'.

Q38 has a sum of all above values.Rows where they are using SUM for all the rows above for that part need to be blue

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I have downloaded .csv files with my phone call costs. I want to compare phone companies, so I need to calculate the h:mm:ss amounts to $ based on flagfall and rate per 30 seconds. I can open the .csv files in Excel but I do not know anything about Excel.

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I have a scatter plot in which there are, for example, twenty plotted points representing one of three major categories.

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Is there a way to designate in the spreadsheet (in its own column or something) that I always want the plot point to be represented in a certain way (like a red square) when graphed?

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is it possible, after inserting new sheet rows, to automate the copying of formulas and cell formatting into the newly created space, instead of manually copying the formulas and formatting down into each column?

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I can't seem to get my head around this one. I have a list of ranges of prices for different materials depending on the quantity bought. I want a formula that returns the correct price depending on the quantity required.

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Mar 16, 2012

Formulas are not working fine in VBA, They return wrong calculations. Here is the piece of code.

Range("S13").Select

Selection.FormulaR1C1 = "=SUM(COUNTIFS(C[-13],{""Closed"",""Open"",""Answered""},C[-9],{""Site from CDA"";""Site from LDR""},C[-11],""System""))"

'strr2 = Range("S13").Value

Range("R13").Value = strr1

Range("T13").Select

[Code] ........

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Feb 22, 2008

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I cannot possibly use a pivot table since there will still be other calculations involved after determining the transactions. I tried using database functions but i can't seem to understand how to go about it when there are multiple criterias involved.

I am attaching a sample file for your reference.

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Dec 24, 2007

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Dec 10, 2012

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=COUNTIFS('A1'!C10:F11,Statistics!K5)+(COUNTIFS('A2'!C10:F11,Statistics!K5))+(COUNTIFS('A3'!C10:F11,Statistics!K5))

The full formula is quite long as this pick up the data off over 300 work sheets. (there's probably an easier way to do this aswell) When I copy or drag this to another cell with on the same worksheet it gives me the correct formular with the correct cells changes as I want. However this formular does not work. I have auto calculate on and I manually press enter on the cells and still nothing. If I change the following for the entire formula (about 8min to do each cell) it works

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I want to somehow point Excel to the date in the first list, and then lookup the corresponding date in the second list to use the correct unit price.

My thoughts thus far have been along using VLOOKUP with WEEKNUM and YEAR but I've been unsuccessful.

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