How To Make A Custom Conversion Program / Formula Between Custom Data

Feb 15, 2014

I'm trying to make a converter between about 8 various types of values. These are not units like Km or miles or something like that, but rather numbers that represent a specific "hardness value" on a variety of scales (to name a few: HRC, HRA, K)

What I've been doing so far is plotting the two types against eachother and then getting the best trendline I can so that I can use that formula to convert between the two with relative certainty. (for example, when plotting HV vs HRC my fourth order polynomial trendline with an Rsquared of 1 is y=0.0001x4 - 0.0188x3 + 1.0768x2 - 20.709x + 350.69)

My questions comes up where I was hoping to make a window or box of some sort allowing the user to input a numeric value, then selecting the Input units and the hopeful output calculated units, and have the box spit back to the user the conversion.

The test takers are shown three pictures. Under each picture is a number. So for example, let's say there is a plane, a car and a train presented for question #1. Underneath those pictures are the numbers 1, 2, and 3 respectively. Those numbers represent a tendency to a certain occupational field. After 55 questions, we can make a pretty good recommendation of where we think they should look for a job (without going into the specifics of the test).

There are 11 occupational fields. In excel, I make those fields A through K. In field L1 through L55 I put in their answers.

Let's say that in all 55 questions, for example, answering 1, 3, and 5 lead to vocational choice K, I want it to tally it up for me automatically. I don't want to have to count those by hand.

I just want to put in the patients answers, and have excel do the work. I tried using the "countif" function, but it doesn't look like you can add multiple conditions.

I need something that will be like this: add 1 each time (as in a tally) to the cell I choose, for the answers that I specify. So, ultimately, it will be tallying up the answers based on which categories that I correspond them to into the respective cells.

So to be redundant... Let's say that answering 3, 7, and 9 to questions 1, 2, and 3 pertain to cell B. After I put those in, I want cell B to have the number 3 in it.

I want to be able to create a range of VBA userforms to quickly perform long tedious tasks. I want these userforms to be accessed from a nice tidy toolbar.

I have done this and it looks nice and works well. What I would like to be able to do is have my custom toolbar of userform controlled functions be transferable so that if someone else wants my toolbar and attached functions they can install it easily much the same way you can do with an add in.

Is this sort of thing possible or does it require them to manually install all my userforms, modules and toolbar? If it is possible what sort of things should I be looking at?

I have an Excel 2010 spreadsheet that I am using to save several numbers all in the same column. These numbers can range from the several thousands up to billions. The formatting I am using for these numbers is Number (using 1000s separator).

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I am also using the spreadsheet to generate a text string for each of the numbers. I don't want the text string to show the number as it is, I want to shorten the number by only showing the first few digits followed by a "B" for billion, "M" for million, or "K" for thousand. For example, in the text string I want to show 1,600,000 as 1.6B.

In order to shorten the number I use the cell in the column to the right of each number. This cell uses the following custom formatting (which I found by doing a Google search): [>999999999.999]#.0,,,"B";[>999999.999]#,,"M";#,"K";

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As you can see the formatting is quite complex (at least for me it is) but it does what I want it to do.

Here is a screenshot of what the original and custom formatted cells look like:

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As you can see the custom formatting works and does exactly what I wan

The next column (after the custom formatted number) is where I put the generated text string for each of the numbers. As I stated above, I want the generated text to use the shortened version of the number (e.g. 1.6B).

To generate the text I use the CONCATENATE function with a reference to the cell containing the shortened number as one of the arguments. For example:

CONCATENATE("SOME STRING ", B1)

Where B1 is the custom formatted cell.

The problem I am running into is, the text that gets generated doesn't show the shortened format of the number, it shows the full number. Here is a screenshot demonstrating what is happening:

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As you can see the generated text is "SOME STRING 1600000000". This is not what I want. I want the generated text to be "SOME STRING 1.6B".

I think I understand what's going on. When the CONCATENATE function references a cell it takes the actual value of the cell and ignores any formatting. (I suppose formatting is just the way you see the data, not how underlying functions receive the data.)

My question is, how can I re-write the CONCATENATE function (or use another function, etc. available to me) to use the formatted version of the cell?

*UPDATE* I have attached my spreadsheet as an attachment to this post (tackyjan_excelforums.xlsx). Please note that it was created and saved using Excel 2010.

I created a formula to stop me from having to do an If statement in the case of an error in one of the variables...I'm pretty sure it work fine in all cases I used yesterday, but today when I use the formula to calculate eCatch (e8+e9,e9) the formula result is #name, even when then e8 and e9 are numbers...the vba is embedded in a module in the excel sheet used, so I'm not sure why its coming up with the error.

When this formula executes I have a value, but if some condition in the formula not true I don't want any value. I want the value in A1 to remain the same.

For example: =IF(C1>5;M1;A1)

If I write like this I have cycling. It is not good. I want just to return the value that already was in A1. I change the =CFORMULA with =IF just to explain the problem.

I have a set of data being output by a reporting application as XLS data. For each day of business the report is run, I have a set of 100 rows of data. In each of the these rows of data there is a date field and a locationID field.

What I need to do is add a calculated value on each row that specifies the day of the week (MON, TUES, WED, Etc.) and which occurrence of that days of the week it is for the data set. The enumeration of which occurrence of the day of the week (ie. MON-1, MON-1, MON-3) is determined not by how many dates fall on Monday for the data set, but how many Mondays fall between the earliest and latest dates for that location in the data set.

Example: The data set contains sales data for location XX from 4/6/09 (A Monday) to 4/22/09 (A Wednesday).

The data set contains sales data for location YY from 1/18/10 (A Monday) to 2/9/10 (A Tuesday).

Example: Location XX's data's earliest date is 4/6/09, it's latest date is 4/22/09 From 4/6/09 to 4/22/09 there occurs: 3 Mondays 3 Tuesdays 3 Wednesday 2 Thursdays 2 Fridays 2 Saturdays 2 Sundays

Location YY's data's earliest date is 1/18/10 it's latest date is 2/9/10 From 1/18/10 to 2/9/10 there occurs: 4 Mondays 4 Tuesdays 3 Wednesday 3 Thursdays 3 Fridays 3 Saturdays 3 Sundays

For all data for location XX, I need to set the new calculated columns to: Where Date = 4/6/09 & Location = XX, DOW# column = MON-1 Where Date = 4/13/09 & Location = XX, DOW# column = MON-2 Where Date = 4/20/09 & Location = XX, DOW# column = MON-3 Repeat for all dates between min-max date for that location

For all data for location YY, I need to set the new calculated columns to: Where Date = 1/18/10 & Location = XX, DOW# column = MON-1 Where Date = 1/21/10 & Location = XX, DOW# column = THU-1 Where Date = 1/25/10 & Location = XX, DOW# column = MON-2 Where Date = 1/24/10 & Location = XX, DOW# column = THU-2 Where Date = 2/1/10 & Location = XX, DOW# column = MON-3 Where Date = 2/4/10 & Location = XX, DOW# column = THU-3 Where Date = 2/8/10 & Location = XX, DOW# column = MON-3

Repeat for all dates between min-max date for that location.

A typical data run will have data for 4 or more locations spanning 30-60 days, so figuring out a formula that I can drop onto a column of the exported data so i can run pivot table analysis would be great.

I have entered a date like May 21 in a cell. I want to enter a formula that will take that date and automatically add 7 days to it (after I create and run a macro of course). I just have no idea what formula to use to continually change the date from the 21st to the 28th to June 4th etc. each time I run the macro on a copied excel worksheet.

Round to Nearest Half Based On Defined Range of Decimal thread.

So here is what happens in the first half of the equation....I round numbers to the nearest half based on a specific range of decimals in the original number. For example if the number in A1 is:

28.0 to 28.399 then rounds DOWN to 28 28.4 to 28.799 then rounds to 28.5 28.8 to 28.99 then rounds UP to 29

For this I am using shg's equation:

[Code] ........

This is all I needed for most of my numbers.....but one part goes one step further.....

NOW THE SECOND HALF......Once the first half of the equation rounds the number above, I need the second half of the equation to then do the following. If the resulting number from the first part of equation above is:

1 through 3 = its own size (1 is 1, 1.5 is 1.5, 2 is 2, 2.5 is 2.5, 3 is 3) 3.5 to 7 = 3 7.5 and above = 4 Resulting number from last part of the formula multiply by 2

So this will end up being only 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, or 4 multipled by 2.

I am pretty sure this second part would be an IF statement (or maybe there is a more efficient way), but I am still learning the ins and outs of that....but I don't know how to use the first formula and add the needed second part into all one formula.

I'm working on creating a custom formula that loops through each row of data and performs a range of calculations when a common number appears in a field (payroll number).

The formula is being applied to 2 sets of data, both are similar however 1 has a few more fields.

When I use the custom formula in the 2nd dataset I keep getting a Circular Reference.

I have attached a stripped down version of the whole spreadsheet, which just relates to the part causing the problems.

On the sheet 'Teaching (Yr1)', the calculation works fine. On the sheet 'Support (Yr1)', the calculation doesn't and Excel prompts with a Circular Reference.

I've tried using the Circular Reference toolbar to trace the predecessors, however it doesn't highlight what they are. All the inputs are blue, and none of them perform any calculations on the cell/column with the formula in it (unless I'm being exceedingly blind!)

Excel gives the following message ...

Originally Posted by Excel

Excel cannot calculate a formula. There is a circular reference in an open workbook, but the references that cause it cannot be listed for you.

I've spent many hours (probably 10+!) debugging the formula trying to ascertain why it's happening and I'm stumped! I've run through all the named ranges, I've changed the formula and still no success.

What I have noticed though, that for some reason the same formula is 'called' multiple times, in fact 3 to be precise.

When I enable Tools -> Options -> Calculation -> Iteration, the formula calculates, however whenever the spreadsheet does an full calculation, it reverts back to #VALUE!

I recently set up some functions based on Chip Pearson's tutorial for referencing worksheets from Formulas. (http://www.cpearson.com/excel/sheetref.htm)

The problem I'm now having is that I can't use VBA to set these functions in place; it returns a syntax error.

For example, I want I37 on most sheets to have the same formula. So I have the following:

I am creating a custom autonumber in excel. The autonumber will be based on the value of another cell's value. So for eg, in cell A1 will look at B1, if B1 has the number 1, A1 will take B1 and add the autonumber to it, eg a, b, c.

If within, b5 the number is 2. So if the number in the corresponding row in b changes, the autonumber must restart.

I've decided to go with a-z for the autonumber as i realized for .1, .2, .3 is limited to 9 values in the list bec. 1.10 may be read as 1.1

I've tried a few options such as creating a named range, however the problem is getting the autonumber to restart.

Below is what i want to achieve via excel formula:

How do I set up a custom validation formula to prevent duplicate enties?

For example I I've already enter the song name 19 and Paul Hardcastle (BandName), how do I set it up where I can not enter that combination again on a row?

I was wanting to use a custom CountIF function but I could not get it to work.

A coworker is setting up an MS Project...project, and adding a custom field that would convert the Start date field into our Fiscal Quarter Fiscal Week schema, to display as FQFW, e.g. Q1W1. I've written the formula in excel, but I've never even touched Project until this week. Apparently it doesn't take formulas quite the same way as Excel does. I tried using the ''Switch" function in Project, and it worked, but it only accepts 14 arguments, and there are obviously 52 weeks we're dealing with. Would there be a way to do this using VBA? (I know next to nothing here as well.)

I am trying to apply custom data validation for two cells. The first is data validation in cell B6. The only valid entries should be in mulitples of 100 (e.g. 100, 200, 300, .... etc). The second cell is B12. The only valid enteries should be any number above 100 and not = 100, 200, 300, .... etc). I tried using following formula in data validation for cell B6 but no luck. Couldn't figure out what to use for cell B12 =mod(B6,100)

If I check the box labeled catagory name on the intial creation or within chart options on the right click menu each data point gets labeled with the name of the catagory.

I would like to label a significant event at one of these data points does anyone know how to do this? If this isn't a built in feature does anyone have a work around that would look good?

I'm looking at what appears to be a custom chart. It is a box divided into 4 equal quadrants. In each quadrant is a percentage with the total equaling 100%. In each of the quadrants there is fill equal to the percent that is numerically written in that quadrant. I'll post a picture with this, but if I was talking cells then....

A1 = 15% B1 = 66% A2 = 4% B2 = 15%

The backround image behind the number is filled up by volume equal to the percentage indicated. They are also color coded with red representing the highest percentage quadrant filled.

To top that, there are little arrows along the sides of each quadrant indicating an average score.

My first question is WHAT TYPE OF CHART IS THIS THING!, and second can this be done in excel?

I have a custom range I'll be copying from one sheet (a single entry registration form) that I'm adding to another (an "all entries" sheet) with a button assigned to a macro.

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I then loop through the range, copying the cell from Sheet1 to Sheet2.

[Code]....

All works perfect, but I need to manipulate the data a little. If B3 from Sheet1 equals a certain string, I want to manipulate the data From Sheet1 B6 & B7 to paste into Sheet2 Column 1, otherwise paste B3 into Sheet2 Column1.

Again, my loop and everything works if I put B3 into Column1, B6 into Column2, and B7 into Column3, but it doesn't play well with the reporting I want to do later from this sheet.

Data Example

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What I'm trying to do is if B3 <> "NEW TEAM" then put B3 (Joe Smith on Sparkles) into the new sheet column1 if B3 = "NEW TEAM" then put "B6 on B7" (Jane Doe on Fluffy) into the new sheet in column1 (where B6 and B7 are the strings, obviously).

I haven't figured out how, in my loop, to access the data in (myCell + 1) and (myCell + 2) while I'm on the first cell (myCell). I could do it by jumping back to the Sheet1("B6") and Sheet1("B7") but I'm trying to write reusable code, and this range might change, so I'm trying to be a little more flexible than hard coding in more cells.

I am trying to use Excel to create some XML output that is formatted specifically for an application that I have. The application expects to receive time data for two columns in hh:mm format, i.e. no seconds. The standard Excel data validation and also the XML time data type all expect hh:mm:ss.

In order to get around this, I have used string as the data type and I want to use data validation to check the user input conforms to hh:mm. I can't see how to write the formula directly, nor how to apply the validation formula to an entire column (as opposed to named cells or ranges), and although I could write a function using regex, I still couldn't use this because all the examples I can find relate to checking a specific named cell.

I am having trouble finding info on this. I am trying to create a custom list to sort data.

I only want to sort two of the letters in my first Level or Column. For instance I want to sort Column A Alphabeticaly as A, B, C, D, but once I get to E, have the rest of the list in a random order that is sorted by my next level. Is there a wildcard character that can be used to have my next sorting level take over once I get to E?

I have a line chart (multiple series) in which I am trying to display custom tooltips on the data points. The source for these custom tooltips are the Notes columns in the first worksheet. The code (which I've copied from an internet site) is working to some degree but I'm not sure how to modify it to pick up the notes column as the content for the tooltips. Also, the example I took this from only had one line whereas I will have 5 when the chart is complete.

I need a function/macro that will find all rows that have a specified value in column A and extract selected columns to a new spreadsheet. More, I need it to do it for every value in column A.

I would also like it to skip creation of new worksheet if value in selected row and column is null.*

I've been trying to combat this problem with advanced filters, which helped, but due to size of the data and range of values in column A it takes an entire day to process manually. Because the data is exported to another program after it's processed, it can't stay in the same sheet, also, linking back to the original sheet doesn't work because the data changes all the time.

I'm looking to create a new file from data in my table. I don't want to even imagine having to do this manually again...I'm optimistic there is a solution. All the data needed to create the file is in the table, but i need it stacked and organized in a weird way. It's almost to hard to explain...so I color coded an attachement that basically says it all. It's pretty much the same thing repeated over and over except the last 2 lines. It's just a really messed up organization. In the real version I need the new file in a new workbook. I'm extremely grateful to anyone who can automate this thing

I require a custom formula for in cell data validation of an 5 digit alphanumeric entry. The valid format is ANNNN (1 x alpha & 4 x numeric). Case of the aplha is not an issue.