Find The Longest String Including A VariableMay 22, 2007
I have a database application which appends an "A" to the sequence number each time an entry is amended and then posts it as a new row in the database. This means there can be multiple entries with the same number but with different amount of "A"'s afterwards.
Cell A6 contains seq no 1
Cell A7 contains seq no 2 - Seq no 1 is subsequently amended so...
Cell A8 contains seq no 1A - 1A is subsequently amended so...
Cell A9 contains seq no 1AA - and so on and so forth..........
What i am trying to achieve is a formula which will look at the record number which is required (i.e. 1) and will search for record 1 with the most number of "A"'s appended. This way the user will only be amending the most up to date record.
The formula i have tried (but doesn't work) is:
(B2 is the record the user wants to amend)