# Pick Random Name From Column

Dec 24, 2007I've got a list of names in a column in excel, what's the easiest formula to pick a random name from that list? (guess I can use f9 to randomize)

View 6 RepliesI've got a list of names in a column in excel, what's the easiest formula to pick a random name from that list? (guess I can use f9 to randomize)

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I have copied and pasted the formula off the ozgrid page using a 3 column table laid out as I believe it should be however I just get the # name? error message what I am not doing right. Please help. I just want to be able to generate a random name from a table of names, eventually I need to amend the formula to encompass a larger table but I can't get the example to work!

This is the page I have got the info from

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I have uploaded the example I am using.

We get several sets of season tickets to various events to be distributed amongst several managers based on the mgr's headcount. So mgr1 may get 20 dates while mgr2 gets 5. All this info is calculated on Sheet1, but the only info that is important for this exercise is the mgr's names and how many dates they get. Available Dates will always be the same as Total Headcount.

Short of writing names on sheets of paper and drawing names from a hat, I would like to automate this process w/ a push of a button.

Sheet1 - this is where the managers are listed and their Headcount is calculated.

B C

10| Mgr1 Mgr2

12| 20 5

Sheet2 - this is where my ticket information is listed and will change based on different events.

A. B. C. D.

1| Date Row Seat Mgr

2| 1/1/08 H. 1-4. Mgr1 (20 times)

3| 1/1/08. I. 1-4. Mgr2 (5 times)

Ideally I would like to place a button on Sheet1 or 2 that would execute a code that looks at the range of Mgr's names and based on their hdct, inserts their name THAT many times in column D of Sheet2 like the above example.

This information should not change once it's assigned or unless the button is pushed again. The number of Mgr's names in the row on Sheet1 will change, but is never be more than 15, so the code must skip over cells that are blank if referencing, for ex. B11:P11.

I need VBA code for picking up six random numbers from 1 - 30

5 times and put them in the columns from A1 :E 6

in A1 :A6 six random numbers

in b1:b6 another 6 random numbers ;

Without any duplication in each row or in each column .

I would like to randomly pick a name based on percentage. In the example below Deb takes up 50% of the wheel, if you were to spin the wheel she would have the highest chance of landing on the dial. How you could make excel randomly pick a name based these odds. The list will have over 50 names and each name will be earning points throughout the year. The more points you have the higher percentage of the pie you get and the higher your odds off getting picked in the lottery.

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In the first vlookup it picks up a value. I need to do the same vlookup function but it should also pick up another value in column 9 and should add value in column 7 and 9 and return it. Employee id numbers are in column E in the first page.My formula checks for the employee id in Su sheet and retrieves the value from the seventh column. I need to retrieve also from 9 th column and add them together.

I have data like this:

NameRank

pietro30

fabri35

mauri60

andrea45

luigi50

anna90

federica100

julia120

Now I want to pick names from column A with rank difference between name should equal to 30.

Expected result

NameRank

pietro30

mauri60

anna90

julia120

Is there a formula or function that allows me to always select the lowest (not min) actual lowest in a column? For example, I have a formula in A1 and I need it part of it to always reference the bottom of a certain range (i.e. A5.A200).

So one day the lowest would be A7 but a week later it could be A8. I don't want to have to keep changing the formula in A1 to find the lowest value. I will be adding data on a regular basis.

The attachment shows a ledger that I am trying to build. My goal is to automatically add the Ledger balance(G) at the end of each day to the Investment cash balance(J) column. Some days there are multiple Ledger transactions, other days there are none. If there were no Ledger transactions on that day I would like to use the last recorded Investment cash balance. (ex. on weekends there will be no transactions)

Note: I want exactly one balance, the ending daily balance, per day on the investment side of the worksheet.

I have struggled with this all afternoon. My goal is to make this as simplistic as possible for two reasons. 1) I am not a master programmer by any means. 2) I want this file to open on any computer the has a MSExcel on it without have to install any addins.

For these reasons I am thinking it would be best to stay away from macros, which I am minimally proficient at creating.

Let me know if you have any good tricks to solve my problem. If macros are the ONLY or absolutely the BEST way to do this, then I guess you can twist my arm an we can go down that avenue.

As per attached file, there are altogether 4 sub-files and 1 master file.

I'll need the code to automatically pick up the top 9 revenue(highlighted in Green) and top 9 EBIT(highlighted in Yellow) by values in Column N from 4 sub-files and paste to the master file.

Attached File : Example file1.xlsxâ€Ž

I have a column of numbers and I want to copy numbers, with a constant periodicity, and paste in a new column. In the example below, I copy values from column A and past in column B, picking only every third value:

A B

1 1

2 4

3 7

4 10

5

6

7

8

9

10

I have some vba code that opens up notepad and populates it with data from Access 2010. Everything works great including the notepad function, the database, and how the data is stored and displayed in the table/form.

The problem: I want to display the service name not the ID in notepad

I passed the field that I want to include in notepad as a string. However, it returns the ID and not the name of the person.

I don't want to change anything in the form or field property because it works perfect as is.

Is there a way to pick which column to display in the Email by vba code?

Column 0 = the ID and Column 1 = the name

Code:

Me.fieldName.Column(1)

^^That doesn't work for me

Here's my code (it works)

Code:

Private Sub cmdNoteAccept_Click()

Dim strCode As String

strCode = strCode & Me.Servicer & ": "

strCode = strCode & Format(Me.DateCreated, "MM/DD/YYYY")

strCode = strCode & "Insert message here"

Shell "Notepad.exe", vbNormalFocus

SendKeys strCode, True

End Sub

I receive hundreds of part numbers to quote daily. I send out RFQ's to my suppliers and they respond with pricing. I gather all the data into a similar excel sheet below and assign the wining supplier.

in automating a task that will compare the group of data for best pricing and populate a "WIN" code in column "A" if that supplier was chosen for the that qty pricing.

Here is the excel example.

******** ******************** ************************************************************************>Microsoft Excel - Book1___Running: 11.0 : OS = Windows XP (F)ile (E)dit (V)iew (I)nsert (O)ptions (T)ools (D)ata (W)indow (H)elp (A)boutI22=ABCDEFGHI1Scenario #1 - Supplier chosen for best pricing based on column "E" 2WINNERPART#VEN IDBRK1COST1BRK2COST2BRK3COST33 123ALL90110510107.54 123FO3511258107.755 123RO501958.51086WIN123AR651858.751087 8 9Scenario #2 - Supplier chosen for best pricing based on column "G" 10WINNERPART#VEN IDBRK1COST1BRK2COST2BRK3COST311 123ALL90110510107.512 123FO3511258107.7513WIN123RO501958.510814 123AR651858.7510815 16 17Scenario #3 - Supplier chosen for best pricing based on column "I" 18WINNERPART#VEN IDBRK1COST1BRK2COST2BRK3COST319WIN123ALL90110510107.520 123FO3511258107.7521 123RO501958.510822 123AR651858.75108Sheet1 [HtmlMaker 2.42] To see the formula in the cells just click on the cells hyperlink or click the Name boxPLEASE DO NOT QUOTE THIS TABLE IMAGE ON SAME PAGE! OTHEWISE, ERROR OF JavaScript OCCUR.

I have two columns in excel. Column “A” where I have different group names column "B" all the different numbers and column “C” where I have ranked based on column “A”. I need a formula that would pick a number that is ranked 51 with specific group. Currently I’m using below formula (where MC1 represents one of the groups)that is working great unless there is no tie, however if there is a tie for rank 51 and let say two numbers are 22 and 22 the formula will return 44.

SUMPRODUCT(--(Terr!$Q$16:$Q$518=MC1),--(Terr!$AC$16:$AC$518=Main!C69+1),Terr!$Z$16:$Z$518)

See attached. This is a report that I have to do every month. I cant work out a formula for it. What I need is a formula that will pick out which is the largest Figure of column A,B,C,D for each row and put the corresponding header in column G. i have manually put these in. Would anyone know a formula i could use for this.

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View 8 Replies View RelatedSee data in the attached image in Col A thru Col D. In Col E, I want to populate the max value for the same part # from Col C or Col D depending upon value in Col B.

I have included a sample of the expected results in Col E for illustration purposes.

For example Row 3,5,6 are all part # 1 with Col B ="Y", suggesting they are interchangeable parts, therefore, I would like the formula to have ability to pick 10 (since its largest between 3,10,0) from Col C.

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I have a spreadsheet with my Periods along row 10. e.g. C10: "1", D10: "2", E10 "3", F10: "4", G10: "5" etc. (green on the attached sheet). I have my departments along column B, e.g. B11: "Baked" B12: "Fresh" B13: "Frozen" (yellow on the attached sheet)

what I need and cannot work out is some VBA code that will populate two variables (lets call them Period & Department) when I click on one of the figures. For example if I click on cell: if I click E14: Period would have the contents of cell E10, and Department the contents of cell B14.

if i click G14: Period would have the contents of G10, and Department the contents of cell B14 again. I know how to get the click on the cell to work properly etc, and I have code to slot these variables into that works very nicely, I just can't get this bit to work!!!!

Workbook 1 has 2 spreadsheets. Spreadsheet 1 contains Item and Pass/Fail Columns. under the item column is the serial number of the item tested. the Pass/fail column has the serial number duplicated if it failed tested. what is the formula is to have spreadsheet 2 pick the items from the pass/fail column on spreadsheet 1?

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View 4 Replies View RelatedI need the easiest way to randomize or generate team numbers in a league. Using COL A assign numbers between 1 & 8 without duplicates. Then repeat 5 more times. This has to be done on the spot and has time constraints as the players will be waiting for their team assignments.

EXAMPLE: I have 48 players which will be assigned to 8 teams of 6. I want to randomize the drawing so the same players don't play on the same teams each week. Also to be able to adjust number of teams determined by how many players are present. either 6 , 8, or 10 teams.

I want to do is randomly pull from a field of data, MINUS any cells that do not meet the criteria in other columns. So if column A is my target column for the random selection (containing 10 unique entries), and column B has 10 repeating colors, and column C has 10 repeating animals, what can I use to perhaps create this effect: A random pull from column A, but only from rows in which column B says red and column C says cat? (The pull being 1, 4, 7, or 9 in the below example, of course.)

Data (this example is also attached in an excel doc):

One Red Cat

Two White Dog

Three Blue Horse

Four Red Cat

Five White Cat

Six Blue Cat

Seven Red Cat

Eight Red Dog

Nine Red Cat

Ten Red Horse

I have tried variations on IF and INDEX to no avail. Perhaps something with SUMPRODUCT?

Been trying to think of a way to get random numbers 1 to 36 generated without repeating in the same column, however also getting it to perform the same opertaion in 9 more columns (B:J) without the same number appearing in the same row.

example

1 2 5 4

2 5 3 1

3 4 1 5

4 1 2 3

5 3 4 2

Unsure if this is possible, have created a basic script for random number generation but have no clue how to expand across columns.

I attempting to create a formula that will create random numbers in a column without repeats. For example, I have a spreadsheet with two columns. The first column I want to contain the random numbers and the second column will contain names. I just need the formula to create the random numbers once.

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I have a column that has numerical values in random order. I want to locate the first occurance of a value in that column.

I have unsuccessfully tried an Index-Match function - apparently unsuccessful because the values must be in ascending or descending order?

I am copying various rows from one spreadsheet to another (sheet3) and would like to total one of the columns. The trouble is that since I don't know how many rows there will be I am having trouble inserting a formula that will work. I am sure that there must be a simple solution but I can't seem to find it.

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How can this be done?

I am working on a Random Cycle Count Generator that provides random SKU#s based on 3 separate columns of SKU listings. The user clicks a button to generate the SKU#s to cycle count for that day. What I would like to see is a date stamp in the columns next(B,D,F) to the referenced SKU listing(A,C,E) based on which SKU#s are generated. This will let me see the last date that the SKU was generated. I would also like it to automatically save after generating.

View 2 Replies View Relatedi had a basic spreadsheet for my incomings and i got wiped with my hd exploding!! i know how much the total was i just need a way of creating a list of random amounts within a specified range over a year to give to my accountant.

I am wondering, in excel 2003 is it possible to randomly select two numbers from one column, say column b9:b45, that are random numbers, and selected by two different font colors. In other words: b9=1348, b10=1349, b11=1350, b12=1351, b13=1352, b14=1353.

Say we press a macro button, and in field B50 one radom black colored number is selected of a field of say 30 numbers that are all black in that column, and in b51, one red number is selected, in a field of 30 red numbers. We want to used this macro to select winners simulating a raffle drawing.

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