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# Formulas and Functions

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## Discussion List

• Formula help - due dates falling on weekends
In Formulas and Functions
I've got formulas in my sheet that calculate due dates that fall on weekends, and I've used conditional formatting to highlight those dates to alert me to those dates that are on Saturdays and Sundays.  Now, I want to move those dates to t…
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• Sorting Numbers with a "-" in it
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Hi all, Probably my incompetence here but i have a confusing issue at the minute. I have a long list of job numbers and am trying to sort them in numerical order.  There is a criteria that we use to create these that you should probably …
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• Aging Date Average
In Formulas and Functions
Hi Community, I am attempting to create a KPI for a dashboard that will capture the average number of days a 'something' has been opened, but only if it is still in an opened state.  I can perform the appropriate "days open" wit…
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Hi all, I am having an issue that might be simple to solve, but I can't seem to find an efficient solution. I have 2 spreadsheets: - One with the ID, name, Lot and several other columns with product specification information - Another …
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• Countif children row with reference another sheet
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I want to count the children rows in another sheet that contain a certain value, my attempt gets an #UNPARSEABLE   =COUNTIF(CHILDREN(){Lease Tracker 2018 Manager},="CORNELIUS"))   Any thoughts? THANKS!
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• Capturing Date of Transaction
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Greetings, I would like to capture and freeze the date a drop-down column gets changed to "Picked Up by Customer".  I tried modified date but that field gets changed too often to accurately reflect the state.  Essentially, I wan…
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• VLOOKUP - I think?
In Formulas and Functions
I am doing estimates for projects.  Each job title has its own rate and there are different rates based on specific clients.  What would my formula be if I want to reference a particular cell based on these two parameters.  They would live…
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• Overall Average Percent Compete
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Hi All,   I have looked around on multiple forms and haven't been able to find a solution for why my formula isn't working.I am trying to determine the formula for the total project % complete of the children rows. For the Project Initi…
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• How to Create Tend Arrows with a Function
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I have a cross sheet table with data displayed on it that works fine. Just wondering how I can display a trend arrow using a function for Up, Down and Across.   Basically, I am measuring KPI performance against the number of days since t…
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• IF function with many conditions
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I have an internal client who wants to parse a list of 100 different zip codes, and depending on the zip, assign another text field into a different field. In other words, IF zip code = 11733 OR 11725 OR 11890 (and so on) THEN assign to N…
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