# Ignoring Specific Values While Selecting Multiple Cells

Dec 20, 2012

I have to correct a spreadsheet that takes a bunch of values and creates an average.

=average(N15;N29;N43;N57;N71;N85;N99;N113;N127;N141;N155;N169;N183;
N197;N211;N225;N241;N255;N269;N283;N301;N315;N329;N343;N357)*100%

I didn't create this. Anyway, the problem is that most of these cells will be empty unless a whole bunch of other stuff is filled. These N cells take several values, put them together and create a new one. As time goes by they are filled. While they aren't filled, they'll return the DIV/0 error.

So when that formula I pasted there uses all of these values, it also returns a DIV/0 error because it is getting info from cells that have this error.

I managed to correct that with this
=averageif(N15:N357;"<>#DIV/0!")*100%

It works like a charm save for one problem. When I use averageif I'm forced to use an interval. Along this interval other values show up (it is always a value ranging from 0 to 2). So when the formula works its magic the results are slightly skewed because of this other value that I don't want.

So I figure there must be two ways around this. The first one would be using something like averageif that lets me use several handpicked cells instead of an interval. If I try

=averageif(N15;N29;N43;N57;N71;N85;N99;N113;N127;N141;N155;N169;N183;
N197;N211;N225;N241;N255;N269;N283;N301;N315;N329;N343;N357;"<>#DIV/0!")*100%

It doesn't work, it says I have too many values. So if I could the exact same thing as I did with averageif but keeping all of these values it'd be super nice.

The other solution, less nice but equally effective I guess, is using this same interval but having more than one criteria. The first criteria would still be the one telling it to ignore DIV/0 error, the second criteria would be the one to ignore any values equal or lower than 2.

## Concatenate Multiple Columns But Ignoring Blank Values

Aug 13, 2012

I wish to Concatenate contents of several columns into a separate column, i tried using the following "column1 & column2 & column3 etc..." however with this the blank cells get concatenated too...What should is use so that contents get concatenated but blank cells are ignored?

## Selecting Rows With Specific Values In A Column

Jan 11, 2005

I'm attempting to write a macro that will select all the rows which contain a value in a specific column. Say for example, all the instances of "test" in column C, I need to select the entire row with that value in the column.

I should also mention that by using an autofilter, only specific row numbers are selected. The source spreadsheet is dynamic and will not always display the same value in the same row, and thus I need something a little more adaptable.

## Conditional Formatting Multiple Number Values But IGNORING Text?

Sep 6, 2013

I have a spread sheet where there are multiple rows of price quotes from different suppliers.

Some suppliers have quoted, some however have not and there is a "#N/A" or "no bid".

SupplierA
SupplierB
SupplierC
SupplierD

1.3
No Bid
2.3
No Bid

How can I get a conditional format to check each row for the lowest numeric bid, highlight it but ignore the text?? What I have tried so far doesn't work.

=G31=MAX(\$G\$31:\$J\$31)

This does not seem to work, I don't know how to exclude the text values from the MAX function.

## Selecting Specific Columns From Multiple Workbook

Dec 13, 2008

I have a worksheet which is used by multiple users at the same time, at the end of the day I can have upto 10 files. The layout of all the files is the same, same number of columns and rows, the only difference would be the file name eg:Test1.xls, Test2.xls etc. information in test1.xls will not be any other file. At the end of the day, these files are emailed and saved in a particular folder.

What I need is get information from all the files saved in a particular folder and keep columns which have data. Additionally, if there is no data for any columns after combining the columns to display an alert. The final file should have information with only data in individual columns and arranged in the order such as Center 1, center 2, Center 3

Eg:test1
Column A Column B Column C.....upto 30 columns
Center 1 Center 2 center 3....upto 30 centers
1 4
2
3 5

test2.xls

Column A Column B Column C.....upto 30 columns
Center 1 Center 2 Center 3.....upto 30 centers
5

The final file will look like this

Finaltest.xls
Column A Column B Column C.....upto 30 columns
1 4 4
2 5
3 5

## Ignoring Blank Cells While Fetching Values

Aug 18, 2014

I have created a drop down cell based on the cells in the first row of a particular table. Now when i select a particular cell from the drop down i want to fetch all the values in the respective column of the selected cell on to a different group of cells. While fetching the data to those group of cells, i want to ignore all the null, blank cells. All this actions shall be automated and shall happen simultaneously on selecting the drop down.

## Excel 2010 :: Sumproduct With Multiple Criteria And Ignoring Text Values

Jun 19, 2014

Using Excel 2010, I am trying to do a Sumproduct formula with two criteria, one of which needs to ignore text values.

Here is the set up:

Column AColumn BColumn C
(Side)(Qty)(Price)
Sell119,428null
Sell20,05412.25
...

I'm trying to find the sumproduct of Qty * Price if the side equals "Buy" (or "Sell") but ignoring the "null" value in column C. The formula I have is =SUMPRODUCT(--(\$A\$2:\$A\$20="Buy")*IF(ISNUMBER(\$C\$2:\$C\$20),--(\$B\$2:\$B\$20*\$C\$2:\$C\$20)))

The result in the cell is 0, but if I open the Insert Function dialog box, I see the correct value being returned.

## Selecting Cells Containing Specific Character(s)

Jul 25, 2006

How to get Excel to select all cells within a specific column that contain a specific character. In this instance, I need to select all the cells which contain a comma...

And even better would be if I could get Excel to not just select all the cells in a specific column containing a comma, but each of the rows in which those cells reside.

## Excel 2010 :: Average Ignoring Zero Values / Non-Consecutive Cells

Dec 4, 2013

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I wan to calculate the average for three cells not in Sequence using AVERAGEIF with condition (VALUE >0)

## Ignoring Blank Cells/zero Calculated Values In Drop Down List

Oct 2, 2007

i have a list which is populated with data from another sheet.. if there is no data in the corresponding cell on the other sheet then the cell is blank.. i've tried using:

=OFFSET(\$Z\$2,0,0,MATCH(REPT("z",255),\$Z:\$Z))

but it doesn't see the blank cells as blank i.e. no data in them as they contain formula's.. (even although there are no values populated) - can anyone offer any help in relation to this???

## VBA Code For Selecting Specific Cells Within Worksheet?

Aug 28, 2013

know the VBA script to select only specific cells within a worksheet. To be more precise, on sheet 1 - A2, A6 and A10 cells are filled with red color. I want only those cells which are highlighted in red to be selected, copied and pasted to sheet2.

## MATCH For Multiple Criteria While Ignoring Empty Array Cells

Nov 11, 2009

I'm working with a large amount of data (A21:BZ1503) and I'm trying to identify unique situations where any pre-defined combination of multiple columns in one row is flagged by producing a pre-defined value. For example:

I have my pre-defined criteria in worksheet 'X' hidden in my workbook -- note that there are many blank cells.

On worksheet 'A' the various users enter data -- each row is a unique group with data entered into the columns -- again note a cell can be blank:

## Selecting All Data In Specific Columns Without Selecting Adjacent Column

Mar 10, 2014

Using VBA, I need to Select A1:C14.

The problem is that A1:C14 contains blank cells, and there is also an adjacent column D that I do not want to copy.

So, UsedRegion and CurrentRegion aren't doing it for me. (It selects Column D too.)

Obviously, this is an example...the real data set is an export and varies in size.

## Selecting Values In Multiple Colums For A Sum

Mar 5, 2009

I am trying to create a spreadsheet to select different values. I have 5 columns with type A values then 3 cols with type B values, a blk col then 1 cols with type B values and 5 cols with type A values then 1 cols with type B values and 2 cols with type A values a blank 1 col with a B value, 2 cols with A values and 2 cols with B values. [ A A A A A B B B Blank B A A A A A B A A Blank B A A B B ]

I need to select 5 lowest values from this set but a minimum of three A values need to be used. I have used the min, small 2, small 3 for the A set then used an IF statement for the fourth value. The formula returns the correct sum for values up to the fourth value. The problem comes on the fifth value. I am attaching the formula I started with.

=(MIN(F3:J3,R3:T3,V3:W3))+(SMALL((F3:J3,R3:T3,V3:W3),2))+(SMALL((F3:J3,R3:T3,V3:W3),3))+(IF((MIN(K3: M3,U3)<SMALL((F3:J3,R3:T3,V3:W3),4)),(MIN(K3:M3,U3)),(SMALL((F3:J3,R3:T3,V3:W3),4))))+(IF(SMALL((K3: M3,U3),2)<SMALL((F3:J3,R3:T3,V3:W3),5),SMALL((K3:M3,U3),2),(SMALL((F3:J3,R3:T3,V3:W3),5))))

## Selecting Top 5 Values From Multiple Ranges

Jan 30, 2008

I have four ranges of data in a worksheet that are sorted in order by the value in the final columns. Based on this value I would like to flag the highest five values from all ranges by adding a value in the adjacent cell. Is there a formula/function that I can use to identify the highest values from a number of data ranges?

## Excel 2010 :: Selecting Corresponding Values From Multiple Columns

Feb 18, 2014

I have a spreadsheet with two date/time columns 'Date1' & 'Date2'. Each date/time column has its own column with corresponding values ('Var1' & 'Var2'). These dates cover the same time period, however values for 'Var2' were collected less frequently than 'Var1'. I want ONLY the values in 'Var1' that correspond to the dates in 'Date2'

I am trying to select values from one column 'Var1' which have correlating date/time in column 'Date1' that match the dates specified in 'Date2'. Basically I need the values from 'Var1' that match the same date/time as 'Var2'

See the attached image to make it clearer..

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## Logic With Multiple Cells, Selecting Between The Two

Jan 16, 2009

I'm working with Excel 2003 on a peice for work that requires users to enter their current grade and, if they have one, a temporary grade. Another sheet in the workbook needs to add together all those in a certain grade and who answered a certain way to a drop-down table, so that I can use it to figure out what percentage of staff are of each grade. At the moment it looks like this:

Which only draws information from the current grade (column F) and the answer they give (Column K). What I can't come up with is a formula that will only take column F as long as column G hasn't got a temporary grade, but if it does have a temporary grade will take column G instead.

## Automatically Selecting Multiple Cells?

Nov 2, 2013

When I click on a cell, for example T13, cell U13 will also automatically be selected. I have looked everywhere for something that is making it do that, but can't find an answer.

It doesn't happen with every cell. I have to do some more clicking around to see if there is a pattern.

## Finding And Selecting Multiple Cells

Jan 21, 2010

I'm working on a macro that's supposed to copy certain cells from a sheet, and paste them in another. But the problem is that I can't find a way to get them all in one go. The sheet that I am copying from has a mile-long list that looks something like this:

OR0220018NO-RING 21,95 x 1,78 N270 BS-0205,00
OR0220018N90O-RING 21,95 x 1,78 N290 BS 02022,00
OR0220018VO-RING 21,95 x 1,78 V275 BS-02010,00
OR0220018V90O-RING 21,95 x 1,78 V290 BS 02013,00
OR0220020NO-RING 22,00 x 2,00 N2709,00
OR0220020VO-RING 22,00 x 2,00 V28024,00
OR0220025NO-RING 22,00 x 2,50 N2705,00

It goes over 3 columns. I want to select column A, B and C in every row that contains the letters "N270".

## Selecting Multiple Cells To Fill From Dropdown List

Apr 1, 2014

I've made a drop down list and when I select multiple cells and choose from the drop down list, it only fills one. Here's pictures:

So in that first picture, I've selected multiple cells. But when I drop down the menu and click my selection, this happens:

Why is it that all the cells I've selected does not fill with the option that I chose from the drop down. I highly doubt that I have to manually click all the ones I want to fill with what I choose from the drop down list.

## Excel 2007 :: Stop Automatically Selecting Multiple Cells

Oct 1, 2009

I use Excel mainly for creating & updating simple logs, and the problem I keep running into is that when I click in a cell, it will automically select & highlight multiple cells below the one I am trying to work in. It will select anywhere from 4-5 cells up to 13. I don't know what this function is, and I don't know how to fix it. But it makes it very difficult to navigate and cut/paste or change a formula.

## Running A Macro To Copy Multiple Cells From A Row By Selecting A Cell

Feb 21, 2009

I want to be able to select a cell, for example A10, this would then run a macro that would copy and paste several cells of information along that row and paste it on another worksheet. However, if i then choose a15, a3, a79 in turn (using the control key), it would run the macro using those rows in turn.

i'm looking forward to hearing if and particuliar how this could be achieved.

## Finding Multiple Values For Specific Individual Through Multiple Sheets

Jan 5, 2014

I am working with a nonprofit to set up their financial ledgers. There is one workbook with 12 sheets, one for each month. The goal is to be able to set up a formula that searches through all 12 sheets for every donation that a specific individual has made. For instance, let's say that John Smith gave x amount of money on 1/1/2000, y amount of money on 1/10/2000, and z amount of money on 2/2/2000. This data will appear on 2 different worksheets. I have the following formula, which allows me to look through one sheet at a time:

{=INDEX(Jan!\$B:\$B,SMALL(IF(Jan!\$A:\$A=Smith!\$A\$2,ROW(Jan!\$A:\$A)),ROW(1:1)))}

Where Column A in each sheet is individual name, and column B is amount donated. Sheet "Jan" is the data for the month of January, and sheet "Smith" is the culmination of John Smith's donations for the full year. Using this array function, I am able to retrieve all data for John Smith in the month of January, but I can't find a way to make one function that searches for all of John Smith's donations in each month. Is there a way to build an array function in VBA that would accomplish this?

## Ranking With Duplicate Values While Ignoring Zeros And Negative Values

Mar 26, 2014

I'm trying to rank the values in cells S32:S38 in ascending order while ignoring zeros and negative values. I also need to rank duplicate values with a unique ranking, so that no ranking value is repeated. I tried the formula below, but the ranking values start at "2" instead of "1" and I can't figure out how to fix it.

Formula:

[Code] ....

## Forcing Cells To ALWAYS Find MIN And MAXIMUM Values From A Specific Range Of Cells

Feb 1, 2010

I'm working on a project for my company. We make plastic tanks and for quality control we want to start recording the thickness of the tanks in different areas/zones of each tank.

Attached to this message is an Excel sheet that I've been working on. From "Sheet 1", it records inputted thicknesses into WorkSheet "1098". On the top of "1098", it shows all of the recordings, and just below that are the "10 Most Recent Entries".

Right below the "10 Most Recent Entries", there are formulas to calculate the Min and Max Values. Whenever a new entry is recorded, the selected cells for the Min and Max formulas change. Is there a way to force the cells to always stay the same?

## Ignoring Zero Values On Graph

Feb 19, 2010

I have a line graph that charts certain data per day in a month.

During the weekend there is no data. The graph however considers the number as zero, and I want it to just "skip" that day and plot the line directly from the friday date to the monday, instead of the line touching zero on saturday's and sundays.

Is it possible to do this? Or am I forced to adapt my table to only include days of the week?

## Lookup Multiple Values And Then Compare To Get Specific Result?

Mar 29, 2014

I have below table and want to get new order quantity if the closing stock of a particular product is less than or equal to the ROL after viewing that a previous order of the same product has not been placed within the lead time of that particular product even the closing stock is less than ROL.

Product
Date
New Order

[Code]....

- 1st it match the product with the relevant one
- Then compare closing stock parameter
- Then finally look up the previous order and compare it with relevant lead time

## Rank Function Ignoring Only Zero Values

Sep 12, 2013

I'm trying to rank the values in row 94 while ignoring only zero values and including positive and negative values. I'd like the function to rank the values in descending order, beginning with the most positive value and ending with the most negative value while ignoring all zeros. The function I've come up with so far ranks the positive values correctly and ignores the zeros, but the negative values are ranked as if they come after all of the zero values instead of being ranked immediately after the smallest positive value. Is there a way to fix the function below to make it do what I want?

=IF(D94=0,"",RANK(D94,\$D\$94:\$AY\$94,0))

## Excel 2003 :: Conditional Format Top / Mid / Bottom 33% Of Cells But Ignoring Blank Cells

Mar 25, 2012

I am trying to conditionally format the top middle and bottom thirds of a range of data. Problem is, that the range needs to be flexible as sometimes there may be a maximum of 36 cells with data, but sometimes there may be less (so there are blank cells in the range that need not be counted). The methods I have tried always include the blank cells, and so it is not equally formatting the thirds (as it includes the blanks cells as part of the bottom data)....

Here are the 2 methods Ive tried so far using excel 2003)
Top 34%:
=IF(INT(COUNT(\$D\$3:\$D\$38)*34%)>0,LARGE(\$D\$3:\$D\$38,INT(COUNT(\$D\$3:\$D
\$38)*34%)),MAX( \$D\$3:\$D\$38))0,LARGE(\$D\$3:\$D\$38,INT(COUNT(\$D\$3:\$D
\$38)*67%)),MAX( \$D\$3:\$D\$38))0,LARGE(\$D\$3:\$D\$38,INT(COUNT(\$D\$3:\$D
\$38)*100%)),MAX( \$D\$3:\$D\$38))

## Calculating Rolling Average Ignoring 0 Values

Jun 6, 2014

What I have is a spreadsheet with a whole bunch of sporting data on it. see attachment for an idea of the layout, Stats.jpg

In these data each round a player is given a rating. What I want to do is calculate is the average rating for each player across the last 3 and 5 games they have played. When a player misses a game they get a rating of 0 for the round. I want 0 ratings to be ignored in the running averages. Additionally, games yet to be played have a 0 in the cell and should be ignored. To get overall averages ignoring 0's was simple I used the averageif function, but I couldn't figure out how to use that but only extract the last 3 non 0 values. I currently have data up to round 12, so if a player has played in 12, 11 and 10 then the 3 round average should just be the average of these 3, but if they missed for example round 11 then the 3 round average should return the average of 9, 10 and 12.

The data is set out in the following way.

In column B I have a list of player names from cells B3:B618.

Across row 1 from N1:AM1 are labels "round 1" "round 2" etc.

The ratings for each player in each round are in N-AM and from 3-618. i.e. N3:AM3 contains the weekly rating for player 1, 4 contains player 2 etc.

I would like the 3 round averages to be returned for each player in column L and 5 round averages in column M.