# Dynamic Cell Contents Based On An Other Numeric Cell Value.

Dec 3, 2009

cell A1 is equals to B1 because the cell C1 contains the number 1.
Now if i change the value of the C1 to 2 how can i make the A1 shows the value of the B2 ?

Just like. [A1]=B(C1-content)

## Separating Numeric And Alpha Cell Contents

Oct 10, 2008

I have a set of text strings that have some number of alpha characters followed by some number of numeric characters. I need to separate the data into two cells.

Example in A1-A5

ABC123456
AB12345
A123456
AA12345
DEF123456

Desired results in B1 - C5

ABC 123456
AB 12345
A 123456
AA 12345
DEF 123456

## Using Cell Contents As Dynamic Value (sheet Name)

Nov 3, 2008

I have a multi-worksheet workbook.

In the first worksheet, called "Overall Totals", I have only two cells utilised (A1 and B1).

The first cell contains the name of one of the other worksheets. This may change, in order to reference other local worksheets.

The second cell should use the value contained in the first cell to go and get a particular piece of data from the other worksheets.

So, for example, if the first cell (A1) in "Overall Totals" contained the data "SheetName 1", and the data we wanted to get from that sheet would be cell F12 from that sheet, then I would expect the second cell (B1) in "Overall Totals" to say something like.

='SheetName 1'!F12

if I was hardcoding it. But I don't want to hardcode it, as the value in A1 could change, and I'd have to re-change lots of hardcoding.

So can I do something like....

='CELLVALUE(A1)'!F12

## Return Contents Of 1 Cell Based On Contents Of Another Cell?

Mar 12, 2014

I thought this was a pretty simple formula but I am having difficulty creating it. I am attaching a little test spreadsheet. Sheet 1 is where the data will be entered. The Reimbursed column has a drop down choice of yes or no. The next 2 columns are the cost of registration and the cost of accommodations. On sheet 2 is where I would like the formulas. So in cell A4 I would like a formula that says if B3 on sheet 1 is Yes populate this cell with the contents of Cell C3 only, B4 of sheet 2 would then be B3 if A3 on sheet 3 is Yes and so on with the Not reinbursed if sheet 1 the Reimbursed column is no.

## Autoupdate Cell Comment Based On Cell Input / Dynamic Cell Comments?

Aug 16, 2013

I'm wondering if it is at all possible to have a cell comment automatically update depending on what data is input in the cell (via user input, VLOOKUP, etc.)?

For example, if cell A1 contains the text "CHARLES" with a comment saying "Employee of the Month", and is then subsequently updated with the new text "JOHN" (again, via direct input, a VLOOKUP, data validation, etc.) is there a way to have the comment automatically update to say something else, such as "Team Lead" for example?

I've considered using VBA to accomplish my goal, but am unsure how to compose an effective code to do so. I've also considered perhaps creating a named table filled with all the different comment possibilities I would like to have used in this cell and then inputting a formula in either cell A1, or the comment contained therein, that would then call the corresponding text from that table based on the data in cell A1. Honestly, I'm not sure that what I'm trying to do is even possible;

## Workaround For Public Variable Bug: Creates Different Cell Colors Based Upon The Cell Contents

Oct 15, 2008

I am in the process of reformatting an excel workbook to act as a review tool for different factors in a process. Part of my redesign includes the use of coding that creates different cell colors based upon the cell contents. The new workbooks will be used to handle existing data for this year. I have developed a process macro to open an existing workbook and copy and transfer the original data worksheet into the newly formatted workbook. The data gets transferred to the new worksheet and the resulting workbook is renamed and saved, Heres'' the rub... the newly saved workbook is missing all of the coding for the worksheets... apparently this is a MS bug.

Has anyone figured a workaround for this. One thought I had is to open both( new and old )workbooks and rather than move/copy , i would transfer the data using cell references.

## Macro That Will Clear Contents Of Cell Based On Format Of Text In Adjacent Cell

Feb 18, 2009

Been racking brain, searching through the forum here, and my Excel 2003 Bible all day trying to figure out this problem to no avail. I would like to clear the contents of any cell in a given range if the cell immediately to the right of is formatted as bold.

## Automatically Update A Protected Cell Based On Contents Of An Unprotected Cell

Apr 30, 2009

I am trying to find some VBA that will allow protected cells to be updated when a user enters or selects data in other cells.

For example:

Cell 'A1' starts out blank.
Cell 'B1' has a drop down to select specific items.
Cell 'C1' is the date of the order and is a locked cell.
Cell 'D1' is the date of completion and is a locked cell.
The worksheet is protected to prevent direct changes to cells C1 and D1.

If a user enters any information in A1, then C1 displays the current date.
If a user selects 'Complete' from the drop-down list in B1, then D1 displays the current date. Both of these actions are independant of one another. This format is the same for every cell in the 4 columns indicated above. I thought I was able to do this in another spreadsheet I created a year or so ago but I have not been able to figure out what I did and I do not have the spreadsheet to look at.

## Replace Cell Contents Based On Matching Data In Another Cell (On Another Sheet)?

Apr 28, 2014

I am working with a spreadsheet that has our user data; User(First) Name, User(Last) name, Computer Name, MAC address, Phone Number, Seating Position and Network Port Number.

I have let this get horribly out of sync, moved computers around, and moved them while the MAC address column was hidden, As a result, I have a bunch of users listed as being at the wrong computer. I have a second spreadsheet I generated that gives me the logged in user for about 2/3 of my computers, with the computer name(Just 2 columns, 'A' and 'B'. I would like to have Excel match the computer name and then overwrite the user name. For example, if the first computer in my correct user list is DELL-99945ty2, and the user name is "Jimbo Jones", I would like it to search the first Excel doc(The one with all of the user data), and replace the user name with "Jimbo Jones". Is this simple and straightforward?

In my main spreadsheet, the user name is in column B and the computer name is in column G, So I want to use the values from Column B in my second document to find its match in Column G of the first spreadsheet, and then replace the data in Column B with Column A in the first spreadsheet.

## Lock / Unlock Excel Cell Based On Contents Of Another Cell?

Sep 12, 2013

How to Lock/Unlock an Excel Cell Based on the Contents of Another Cell?

## Setup Dependent Cell Based On Contents Of Independent Cell

Oct 20, 2013

I'm trying to set up a dependent cell (B) based on what is in the independent cell (A)

If A is blank, B should be blank

If A has any value other than X, B should display a set string Y

If A contains X, B should contain a drop down list with a range of choices.

I've tried setting it up as a dependent validation cell and I've tried using OFFSET, but the best I can do is to get three different drop down lists to populate cell B. One with only string Y, one with only a blank, and one with the range of choices. The problem is in the first two cases above, I want the cell to fill automatically with either blank or string Y -- I don't want them to just be drop down options, with the cell displaying the last value that was input.

## Finding A Cell In A Variable Location Based On The Contents Of The Cell

May 2, 2012

I am creating a macro to automate data analysis for work, but I've become stuck.

I need to find the coordinate of the first cell in a column with word "reserved" or "extended" contained in the cell, and then assign the row number of that coordinate as a variable to use for moving data around. Basically, I want something like VLOOKUP, but instead of returning a value, I want it to return the coordinate.

## VBA To Clear Contents / Change Value Of A Cell Based On If Another Cell Has A Value And Continue L To R

Mar 9, 2013

I am relatively new to VBA. I am creating an attendance calendar that tracks employees calling sick, late etc.. It is a point based system. What I am looking for is, a way to clear the point value that was manually entered in a specific cell (I3), if there is a Value manually entered in (CU3). Each column in my worksheet is for a specific date ie; I3 is the cell where I enter the points (1.00) for that employee by calling in sick on 3/1/2013, (Column "I" is for 3/1/2013). After 90 days, this point accumulated by the employee does not count against them, so I need that point entered in (I3) to either = 0 or the cell contents to be cleared if there is a value entered in cell (CU3) which is 91 days after, so my (A3) cell does not add that point acquired on 3/1/2013.

I need this to run in a range (I3:I450) so if any value is entered into (CU3:CU450) it has the same result and continue to for (J3:J450) so if any value is entered into (CV3:CV450) and so on..

## Clear Contents Of Cell Based On Comparsion Of Cell Values

Mar 7, 2007

I am a financial administrator & every month I have down load 4 bank accts as CSV, import into xl & code (CACode) the amounts for our accountant. I have VBA that formats, adds headings & formula etc but I have a problem/s. In H col I place CAcode & I use a sumif formula in I col to sum all the amounts with that have the same CAcode. For simplicity sake I copy the sumif down & then sort H col ascendindingly (this is done by VBA). Now I am trying write a macro to clear the contents of the cell in I col

if eg h60 = h59
then I60 clearContents, Select h59
Else select H59
Do until H3 is selected

Psuedocode
Select table (A2:I Xldown)
Sort Table by CAcode (H Col)
Set Range as H3:Xldown
Select Last cell with CAcode (Xldown) in H col
For every cell in Range (H3:Xldown)
Use If/thenIf Last cell = 2nd Last cell (H Col) then
Clear contents of I col (last row)
select 2nd Last cell (H Col)
Else 2nd Last cell (H Col)Next Cell

I have to use Xldown to select range as the range will be variable each month & for each bank acct. I need to clear contents of cell to verify that all the sub-totals of unique CAcodes of the CAcoded amounts = the totals Because I may have up to 120 rows X 3 bank accts I am slowly using vba to do my work.

Sub sort_And_delete_Sumif_amounts()
Dim r As Range
'Select range to sort
Range("A2:I98").Select
'Sort CAcode in H col ascendingly
OrderCustom:=1, MatchCase:=False, Orientation:=xlTopToBottom, _
DataOption1:=xlSortNormal
'select range for comparisomn of CAcode
Set r = Range("H3", Selection.End(xlDown))................

## Adding Color And A Value To A Cell Based On Contents In Another Cell

Apr 28, 2014

I have values in a number of cells. Next to them, if there was a value, regardless of what the value is, except blank or zero, i would like the cell to turn blue and if possible have a 1 in the cell.

I've used the conditional formatting, however, among the options, 'less than' is the closest to to getting the color right. The issue is that if the cell has nothing in it, it still colors the corresponding cell blue; because it is not less than the already blank cell. If it is blank, I don't want it to color the cell.

## Numeric Format Based On Cell Value

Nov 17, 2009

I am stuck on this one. In the attachment I have values pulling into N3:N7 based on a drop down choice. Some of the numbers are numeric (no decimals), others are currency (no decimals), others are percentages (2 decimals), etc.

Is there a way to pull values I'm currently pulling into column N and have those values match the format of the source? I've tried converting it into TEXT but then I cannot place conditional formatting data bars on the values and have it work.

## Showing The Contents Of A Cell Based On Another Cell

Nov 9, 2005

one cell gives me the MAX value of a range of cells
I want to then use that value to refer back to the range of cells and return the value one column to the left

This formula returns "A4" which is the cell number for this result I want to show but it just enters A4 not the contents of cell A4

="A"&(MATCH(B10,B2:B5,1)+1)

## Dynamic Range Based On Cell Between A Header And Footer Cell

Sep 2, 2008

I need to create a dynamic range based on cell between a header and footer cell. The header cell ( A8 ) will remain static, however, the footer cell starts at A10 and then will move down as rows are added.

## Adding Cells Based Off A Set Numeric Value From Another Cell

Dec 11, 2009

I have an excel 2008 sheet and want to add cells in an odd way. Here is the best way I can describe it.

I want a formula to add cells based off a number value in another cell.

So it would be something like

IF M3= 1 add C5 to SUM ; If not then go to next step
IF M3= 2 add F5 to SUM ; If not then go to next step
IF M3= 3 add I5 to SUM ; If not then go to next step

IF N3= 1 add C5 to SUM ; If not then go to next step
IF N3= 2 add F5 to SUM ; If not then go to next step
IF N3= 3 add I5 to SUM ; If not then go to next step....................

## Return Value Based On Cell Being Within Numeric Range

Apr 19, 2009

I have a spreadsheet that has (amongst other things) 2 charts based on dynamic data with ranges that redraw using vb... The charts will draw envelopes that correspond to an aircraft's moment or c of g envelope - there will typically be 2 envelopes drawn, "normal" and "utility" or "aerobatic".

Plotted on the charts are an aircraft's takeoff and landing weights and moment/C of G.

I'd like to be able to use a formula or VB to determine which envelope takeoff/landing information falls in (or if it falls outside all envelopes). This data would then be used to generate an error message/possibly also in conditional formatting, etc.

## Shading Cell Based On Ranges Of Numeric Data

Jul 10, 2014

How do you shade a cell based on multiple ranges of data? e.g. A value of...

## Get A Cell To Look At A Row Based On Contents

Dec 24, 2008

I want to have a cell that looks at another cell based on a number that is in another cell. So imagine if you will: A1 contains the number 25. A2 contains the formula I can't work out. I want it to look at the row that is the number contained in cell A1, so in this case it would look at row 25.

Now I want to narrow it down further to a cell in that row but this will be a constant so lets say column F. So if A1=25 then A2 would display what ever is in F25. If cell A1 were 16 it would display the contents of F16 etc. The best I got was something like =IF(A1=>1,(F(A1))) but obviously that is wrong as it doesn't work.

## Add Row Based On Cell Contents

Apr 25, 2006

I want to add a row underneath a row if the value in the in B cell is not = "". Then i want to write a value in the C cell of the new row.

## Changing Fill Color Of Autoshapes Based On Cell Numeric Values

Jun 10, 2006

how I can change the color of an autoshape based on a value in a cell?

## Name 1 Cell Based On Contents Of Another Cell

Jun 25, 2009

Step 1 - Find the column named "Date Closed" (it will always be in row 1)

Step 2 - Find the column named "Status" (it will always be in row 1)

Step 3 - If the "Date Closed" column has a date in it, add text to the cell in the "status" column in the same row that says "Closed".

Step 4 - If the "Date Closed" column does NOT have a date in it and is blank, add text to the cell in the "status" column in the same row says "Pending".

NOTE: Cell format in the "Date Closed" column is set this way...
Number tab; Category is "Date", Type is *6/25/2009

Example 1 below, shows how data currently is...

## Extracting A Numeric A Specific Numeric String From A Description Cell

Oct 22, 2009

I am trying to do is extract the volume size of products in 'ml'
from 10k plus products from a description field cell.
this description field could also contain the weight of the product in grams
so I cannot just do a search for a numeric string ,
it has to be associated with the milli-litres statement .

is is possible to do a sort of ' *ml ' search and then select and copy to another cell ???

## Worksheet Name Based On Contents Of Cell

Oct 13, 2013

Is it possible to dynamically chance the name of at a worksheet that already exists based on the contents of a cell on another sheet?

I.e. If the name of a sheet is linked to the value of the Cell A1 in the "Data" sheet and I change A1 to read "Group1" it changes the name of the sheet as well?

## Contents Of Cells Appear Based On Another Cell

Dec 14, 2013

I am working on a sheet where I want the contents of cells D1:D10 appear if cell A1 has a text in it and the contents of cells D1:D10 disappear if cell A1 is blank. What is the right conditional formatting formula for this.

## Lock Row Based On Cell Contents

Oct 17, 2008

I wish to be able to lock an entire row after an entry has been made in a certain cell.

e.g. let's say i want to lock row 9 in its' entirety following entry of "Yes" in cell G9. If there is no entry in G9 the the entire row should be still unlocked. Likewise with any row with a corresponding entry in column G.

## Print Based On Cell Contents

Aug 28, 2009

I have put together a spreadsheet to help with the creation of work orders. I have a summary page that the user can define which category the work order falls under along with this I have a couple of macros set up that will print a specific work order pertaining to the category they selected. I have run in to a few problems (mostly training users) that I would like to eliminate up front.

I am looking for a macro that I can use to look at the contents of a cell (contains a word that corresponds directly to the name of one of the sheets in the work book) and print the worksheet that has the same name as the contents in the referenced cell.