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Absolute References in cell formula
I understand the basic principles of absolute references when copying an
dpasting formula's. However I have a set of data that is contained in around 700 rows and takes up most of the 256 columns. What I want to do is transfer this to a single column a row at a time based upon a set of criteria. For instnace if the criteria is met then include the first row of data in the first 250 cells of the column. if the criteria is not met then the cells are "". Continue this down for each of the 700 rows What I cant do is work out how to copy a formula down the page (I can freeze the criteria no problem) but how do I say if x=y,a1,"" next cell down x=y,b1,"", next cell down x=y,c1,"". Every time i try to replicate/copy the formula down the page the numebr increases a2, a3 a4 etc. I cant get the a to b to c to d etc. Any ideas ? I hope I have explained this OK 
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You need to use a formula like
=IF(x=y,INDEX($B$3:$IQ$700,INT((ROW()ROW($B$3))/250)+1,MOD(ROW()ROW($B$3), 250)+1),"") Change the $B$3:$IQ$700 to your actual table, and all the other references to $B$3 to the upper left cell of your table. Also, the 250 has to be the exact column count of your table. HTH, Bernie MS Excel MVP "ah666" wrote in message ... I understand the basic principles of absolute references when copying an dpasting formula's. However I have a set of data that is contained in around 700 rows and takes up most of the 256 columns. What I want to do is transfer this to a single column a row at a time based upon a set of criteria. For instnace if the criteria is met then include the first row of data in the first 250 cells of the column. if the criteria is not met then the cells are "". Continue this down for each of the 700 rows What I cant do is work out how to copy a formula down the page (I can freeze the criteria no problem) but how do I say if x=y,a1,"" next cell down x=y,b1,"", next cell down x=y,c1,"". Every time i try to replicate/copy the formula down the page the numebr increases a2, a3 a4 etc. I cant get the a to b to c to d etc. Any ideas ? I hope I have explained this OK 
#3




How about
INDIRECT("b"&ROW()) "ah666" wrote: I understand the basic principles of absolute references when copying an dpasting formula's. However I have a set of data that is contained in around 700 rows and takes up most of the 256 columns. What I want to do is transfer this to a single column a row at a time based upon a set of criteria. For instnace if the criteria is met then include the first row of data in the first 250 cells of the column. if the criteria is not met then the cells are "". Continue this down for each of the 700 rows What I cant do is work out how to copy a formula down the page (I can freeze the criteria no problem) but how do I say if x=y,a1,"" next cell down x=y,b1,"", next cell down x=y,c1,"". Every time i try to replicate/copy the formula down the page the numebr increases a2, a3 a4 etc. I cant get the a to b to c to d etc. Any ideas ? I hope I have explained this OK 
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That was posted before it should have been
How about: =IF(x=y,INDIRECT("A"&ROW())800,"") which works if you're starting in row 801. "Duke Carey" wrote: How about INDIRECT("b"&ROW()) "ah666" wrote: I understand the basic principles of absolute references when copying an dpasting formula's. However I have a set of data that is contained in around 700 rows and takes up most of the 256 columns. What I want to do is transfer this to a single column a row at a time based upon a set of criteria. For instnace if the criteria is met then include the first row of data in the first 250 cells of the column. if the criteria is not met then the cells are "". Continue this down for each of the 700 rows What I cant do is work out how to copy a formula down the page (I can freeze the criteria no problem) but how do I say if x=y,a1,"" next cell down x=y,b1,"", next cell down x=y,c1,"". Every time i try to replicate/copy the formula down the page the numebr increases a2, a3 a4 etc. I cant get the a to b to c to d etc. Any ideas ? I hope I have explained this OK 
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Try this:
=IF($B$2=$B$3,OFFSET($A$1,,ROW(A1)1),"")  HTH, RD ============================================== Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit! ============================================== "ah666" wrote in message ... I understand the basic principles of absolute references when copying an dpasting formula's. However I have a set of data that is contained in around 700 rows and takes up most of the 256 columns. What I want to do is transfer this to a single column a row at a time based upon a set of criteria. For instnace if the criteria is met then include the first row of data in the first 250 cells of the column. if the criteria is not met then the cells are "". Continue this down for each of the 700 rows What I cant do is work out how to copy a formula down the page (I can freeze the criteria no problem) but how do I say if x=y,a1,"" next cell down x=y,b1,"", next cell down x=y,c1,"". Every time i try to replicate/copy the formula down the page the numebr increases a2, a3 a4 etc. I cant get the a to b to c to d etc. Any ideas ? I hope I have explained this OK 
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Try this also, since Index is not volatile compared to Offset:
=IF($B$2=$B$3,INDEX($1:$1,,ROW(A1)),"")  HTH, RD ============================================== Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit! ============================================== "RagDyeR" wrote in message ... Try this: =IF($B$2=$B$3,OFFSET($A$1,,ROW(A1)1),"")  HTH, RD ============================================== Please keep all correspondence within the Group, so all may benefit! ============================================== "ah666" wrote in message ... I understand the basic principles of absolute references when copying an dpasting formula's. However I have a set of data that is contained in around 700 rows and takes up most of the 256 columns. What I want to do is transfer this to a single column a row at a time based upon a set of criteria. For instnace if the criteria is met then include the first row of data in the first 250 cells of the column. if the criteria is not met then the cells are "". Continue this down for each of the 700 rows What I cant do is work out how to copy a formula down the page (I can freeze the criteria no problem) but how do I say if x=y,a1,"" next cell down x=y,b1,"", next cell down x=y,c1,"". Every time i try to replicate/copy the formula down the page the numebr increases a2, a3 a4 etc. I cant get the a to b to c to d etc. Any ideas ? I hope I have explained this OK 
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