Searching For 50 Combinations Of Something Out Of Hundreds

Aug 10, 2008

ive got table consisting of about 4000 entries. Below is a small example.

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I want to be able to make a button through macro's, where when pressed, it shows only certain postcodes - the way i've been doing it so far is using a combination of If, And, and Or functions to return true or false if a postcode begins with either 'AH4, AH1' and has an order number beginning with 'W', for example. Then I'd record a macro where it shows the ones showing true, via data filter. The problem I've got is I need to search for about 50 different combinations of postcode, out of a list of maybe 300 types of postcode, and using my current IF,AND,OR functions, I simply run out of room in the formula bar! For example, I need find a postcode beginning with CB1-25 (i.e. CB1, CB2, CB3) etc..etc.. the only problem is if i use my current LEFT function, and i want to search for say, CB1, CB14, CB15, out of a list of 'CB1,CB14,CB15,CB16', it will still return a postcode beginning with CB16, due to the CB1.

In the link I've highlighted the postcodes I want to search for out of that small list, and hopefully any solution I'm giving here I could expand to up to 100 combinations out of 500 combinations of postcode, for example.

How do I get it to search for a massive combination of criteria?

The following macro searches for missing combinations. This macro will search the complete list and will return any missing combination from "1, 2, 3, 4" to "7, 8, 9, 10".

I need to make some changes in this macro, so that it will search for missing combinations only within a specified range of cells (and not the whole list). For example (see excel file attached), I would like to place a search within range("G23:J183"), from combination "1, 2, 6, 9" to combination "4, 6, 8, 10". In this case, it should return only 9 missing combinations.

Attached File: Example Find Missing Combinations.xlsmâ€Ž

2 formulas that I need for my work (related with linear recurrences; this is serious work). First, I would like to know if is it possible to write a formula (or a set of formulas) that allows to write in a first column, in the first cell, the number 1 and in the following m cells, m distinct numbers chosen in a set S of n numbers (n > m); in the second column again the number one, and another set of m distinct numbers chosen in the same set S (here the order of the elements matters which means that the set {1,2} can be written as (1,2) and (2,1)). And I would like to do this until all the choices of m (ordered) numbers chosen in the set S are exhausted. Example: S = {2,3,4} which means that n=3. Suppose m=2. Then the columns would be

111111 223344 342423

The second formula I'm searching is (I think) a logical formula. What I would like is a formula that checks if the numbers in a fixed number of consecutive cells of a column are distinct and also non-null. If that's the case the formula should assign TRUE and if (at least) two cells are equal or (at least) one is zero, it would assign FALSE.

I have hundreds of .dbf files that I am manually converting to .csv using Excel. Unfortunately, my .dbf collection is growing faster than I can convert them. Is there a way to convert all the .dbf files in the current folder to .csv? All the .dbf files are in the same folder.

The path to them would be the same as the macro file.

I have hundreds of numbers in column A and I want to combined these numbers in call B1 with “ , ”

e.g.

column "A"

451 45 61 48 194

Call "B1"

451,45,61,48,194

I am using attached sheet for this thing but I can’t use any other new sheet, is there any another way to do this. I need formula. So I can use any sheets.

The issue is that I need where {"One","Two","Three"} is to contain between 3 and 334 conditions.

Basically we have a data table that contains "channels" that have multiple affiliates under it. Then we have a data table by affiliate by country and revenue... I want revenue by Country By Channel...

I have this value in a cell 38761.8296804781 which is displaying as 38,762. I want to display it as $38,761,829. Is this possible without going through each cell and moving the decimal point?

I have over 500 countries with unique shipping costs associated with each... each of them has the same mark-up price... 2.25. I am hoping to be able to insert a formula that will cover each country... i am currently entering each one indivdually (E10*2.25), then the next one (E11*2.25), etc.

I have a very large spreadsheet that included a large number of SUMPRODUCT formulas. Many of them are running formulas that have SUMPRODUCT layered.

I have most of the SUMPRODUCT lines running 2 arrays to check for the date field. It sees if the date is >= the start date cell and <= the end date cell.

It runs fine, and works great, from a data standpoint. However, I am already running into slowdown when altering the date fields. The workbook is still in the starting stages and is going to get MUCH larger.

I have attached a sample sheet showing a little bit of what I am talking about. The SUMPRODUCT functions on sheet 3 all point to the start and end date fields, and the data updates as they are changed.

I need to find a way to condense the SUMPRODUCT lines. Is there a way that I could run one SUMPRODUCT line in a cell and then reference that cell for all of the other lines? Or is this just the best way to do this?

I have a some data where I need to sum some data based on date range, and dept id's. But the dept ids are parts of various groups. For ex, one group covers about 300+ dept id's. Some of them have ranges (e.g. dept 1000 - 1050) but for whatever reason some dept id's that belong to other groups sometimes fall into the same ranges.

My first hope was one big range, but the overlap issue nixed that. As I mentioned there are some ranges so maybe 100 of them could be grouped into a range but I'd still have 200+ independent dept id's.

I read for 2003 the max criteria for sumproduct is 30 and for 2007+ it's 255. So maybe 2007 might cut it but this doesn't seem like the right way.

Btw, I'm doing this in VBA but I mention sumproduct because I've used it a few times within code via evaluate. Otherwise do I just have a massive string in vba (If deptid = #### or deptid = #### or deptid = #### etc)?

Again, it seems like there should be a better way. I thought about making a master list of all the dept's and sumproduct each one individually and then sum from the ones that fall under group but even then I have to identify the deptids I need for a particular group.

I have over 800+ pages of chart that only takes up 6 columns and around like 9000+ rows.

I wanted to print this chart on paper and need hardcopies. However, the chart in its current setup prints only on the left half of the page leaving the right half empty.

How do i make use of the full space properly? Each chart has a "page number" on it so I want the chart to print continuously from one half of the page onto the next half and then the second page, third, etc.

Here is a visual demonstration of how things currently are and how i'd like to get them to be:

As you can see, This is the first of many charts and its numbered Page 9 and next one is page 10.

Pic1

How this looks when i try to print, it's only on the left side. right is all blank Pic2

How i want it to look like upon printing Pic3

As you can see in the last picture, once page 14 chart has no space it automatically continues chart on right side of page and then moves on to print rest.

I have a column of transactions lets say 500 or so, of irregular numbers such as 257,273.80 (not something ou can add up in your head...). I know that of those 500 transactions a handful of them have a sum of lets say 2,877,000.00, which I know. Now I need to find all possible combinations of values in this column that equal a sum I enter.

I've attached an Excel..Its a small 4X4 matrix with numbers filled inside...Next to the right is a Combinations Column..I want to know how can i use just forumla to optain 4digit combination based on the 4X4 matrix. Rule is only numbers from the 4X4 be used.

I have up to 30 cells each with an integral value from 1 to 5. The task is to list all the ways that selections of from 1 to 5 cells can be made from the list such that the value of the sum of the selection is 5. It will usually be the case that there will be a final selection that will not sum to 5 and this needs listing also.

I am aware of coding that can list out combinations, but not in a form that can be adapted to deal with the summing limitation. I hope that I will be able to code so that I can deal with different numbers of cells and different sum values.

I have a table with 3 columns and n number of rows looking like this: A1 A2 A3 B1 B2 B3 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 D3 ...

I need to create a macro that gives all the sum combinations like this: A1+B1+C1+D1 A1+B1+C1+D2 A1+B1+C1+D3 A1+B1+C2+D1 A1+B1+C2+D2 A1+B1+C2+D3 A1+B1+C3+D1 A1+B1+C3+D2 A1+B1+C3+D3 A1+B2+C1+D1 A1+B2+C1+D2 A1+B2+C1+D3 ...

I have a simple list of names with associated numerical values.

I would like to create a formula that will produce a series of all possible series of 8 of those names whose combined numerical values are at or below a certain threshold (or between two thresholds, if that's easy). Bonus points if the total combined value for each group is easily shown, but that'd just be gravy.

I want to see how much combinations are possible when i got 6 numbers..

-- got this numbers 1--2--3--4--5--6 -- want to calculate how much combinations of ( 2 ) numbers possible -- want to calculate how much of ( 3 ) numbers possible -- want to calculate how much of ( 4 ) numbers possible -- want to calculate how much of ( 5) numbers possible

-- never 2 same numbers together (2-2) or (2-2-3) or (2-2-3-4) may not be in list

-- How can i make the result visible in kind of list ?

I would be nice if somebody knows a good solution..

i'm doing a process and in column N, i would need to have the following combinations:

A1 A2 C1 C2 H1 I1

so basically, a formula that would figure out the combinations available! can this be done using a formula?

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I have a list of numbers from 1 to 20 form a2 to a21, what I would like to do if possible if figure out many combinations of 5 there are for these numbers, and then second if possible display the combinations.

E.g. say there was a total 250000 combinations then show those 250000

I want to have a sheet with all the previous drawings for the florida lottery. Then I want excel to ask me how many numbers do I wish to play.

Then when I say 12 (for example) it would pick 12 numbers from 1 to 53 and match all possible comibinations of thoses numbers to the the previous drawings and tell me wich 12 number combination would have won more times then others. So it would need to compare each possible 12 nmber combination to each other and see wich one won more 6outof6, 5outof5, 4outof4, and 3outof3. Then give me the one with the highest winings

I have a table: VOICEDATAIPADSLCustomer 1YESCustomer 2YESYESCustomer 3YESYESCustomer 4YESYES

And i need to count all possible combinatins. Result could be as:

Custome who use Voice also use combination:1VOICE ADSLCustome who use Data also use combination:1DATAIP2DATAADSLCustome who use IP also use combination:1IPDATACustome who use ADSL also use combination:1ADSLDATA

Now there is the number and the number(A) that it value it represents (B). This is what I want. I want to see all possible number combinations between the upper and lower A columns listed veritcally under the whole set, with out duplicating any numbers and with the upper numbers only being in the 1st position and the lower numbers being in the second position Ex( 4-1, 4-8, 4-2, 7-4, 7-1, ect, ect (listed vertically). Now in column B under, right beside each possible combination I want to see the result of the two values multiplied (ex. beside 4-1 I would like to see 0.1)

So below that mess listed above I want to see something like this

A B 4-1 0.1 4-8 0.0125 ect ect ect

I want to be able to swith the values around and have it automatically make the correction.

I am trying to create a combination list. I have 48 items and I want to create all possible comibinations of 3 items from this group of 48 items.

I did something similar to create all possible combinations of 2 items from the group of 48 items in the attached spreadsheet. This was done manually and was time consumning. I want to do something similar for all possible combinations of 3 items from this group of 48 items.

All my 48 items are listed in rows 4 and 5. I want to enter the number "1" in each column to indicate my selection. Right now I have 2 ones per row. But I want to do 3 ones per row.

I need to find the possible combinations for several arrays consisting of binary data. I shall give a simplified example with three arrays and four fields. Lets assume the three starting arrays look as follows:

1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

Each row may contain one field = "1" and all other fields = "0". So the next possible combinations may be:

1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

etc...until:

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

Assuming k = number of fields and c = number of arrays the possible combinations are k ^ c = 4 ^ 3 = 64. I am looking for vba coding that allows to cycle through all possible combinations and displays them in an excel spreadsheet. Ideally, the code should work for any k and c. Could anyone please give me any pointers as to how to tackle this problem?

p.s. in essence I'm looking for the tabular representation of a tree plan with four branches to commence with, a total of 16 decision nodes, and two possible outcomes (1 and 0)

Can this be done in Excel? Using the digits 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 create all the permutations/combinations with limits on some of the digits. The digits 0,7,8,9 can only be used a max of 3 times in any one permutation/combination, digits 2,3,4,5,6 can only be used 4 time in any one permutaion/combination, producing a 5-digit string. Example of expected results. 0 1 0 2 7