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How to use the formula and which formulas are used in excel

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

Type in "=" and then go to the cell in the 2nd sheet and click on the cell that contains the value you want carried to sheet 1. Then drag copy the forumula in sheet 1 to all the cells you want it to relate to. Now, if you place a value in e.g. A1 of sheet 2, then that same value will appear in A1 of sheet 1.

Good luck.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

Make sure, when you entr a formula that you hit the ENTER key instead of just moving to tyour next cell. To have all numbers added or moved, use the"Special" application, or change the value. Such as -if you are working in text mode and you enter numbers, they are only numbers in text mode. They don't have a value. Correct the cells to reflect numbers. Right click, format cell - select what you want.

Nov 05, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2003 for PC

why not? however, you can also insert an apostrophe (') at the start of the equation before copying the entire formula so that the formula will be treated as a text thus preserving all cell references. dont forget to remove the apostrophes after you have pasted them though for the formulas to work again.

Jul 29, 2009 | Business & Productivity Software

Hi saleem_share,

I'm not sure why you would want to use excel to create a P&L, but the same formula would apply to excel as it would for a standard P&L. In one section of the spreadsheet add all of your income accounts. Then Subtract your cost of sales from that. That would equal your Gross Profit. After that add all the rest of your Expenses, and subtract from the Gross Profit, which would give you your net Profit or Loss Example:

Description

Amount

Formula

Sales Product A

1,000.00

Sales Product B

1,000.00

Total Sales

2,000.00

SUM(C1:C2)

Cost of Sales Product A

500.00

Cost of Sales Product B

200.00

Total Cost of Sales

700.00

SUM(C5:C6)

Gross Profit

1,300.00

SUM(C4-C7)

Auto

25.00

Utilities

50.00

Payroll

300.00

Office Supplies

20.00

Total Expenses

395.00

Net Profit

905.00

SUM(C8-C14)

I hope this helps

Mark

I'm not sure why you would want to use excel to create a P&L, but the same formula would apply to excel as it would for a standard P&L. In one section of the spreadsheet add all of your income accounts. Then Subtract your cost of sales from that. That would equal your Gross Profit. After that add all the rest of your Expenses, and subtract from the Gross Profit, which would give you your net Profit or Loss Example:

Description

Amount

Formula

Sales Product A

1,000.00

Sales Product B

1,000.00

Total Sales

2,000.00

SUM(C1:C2)

Cost of Sales Product A

500.00

Cost of Sales Product B

200.00

Total Cost of Sales

700.00

SUM(C5:C6)

Gross Profit

1,300.00

SUM(C4-C7)

Auto

25.00

Utilities

50.00

Payroll

300.00

Office Supplies

20.00

Total Expenses

395.00

Net Profit

905.00

SUM(C8-C14)

I hope this helps

Mark

Jan 05, 2009 | Microsoft Business & Productivity Software

Step1. Start Microsoft Excel and open the file you want to change.
Step2. Double-click on the cell where you want the total to appear.
Step3. Press the = key on the keyboard. This tells Excel that you are entering a formula into the cell.
Step4. Enter the formula, then press Enter. Follow the steps below for an example.
Step5. Enter an opening parenthesis character: (.
Step6. Enter a cell name. For example: =(E2.
Step7. Press the + key.
Step8. Enter another cell name and a closing parenthesis character: ). For example: =(E2+E3).
Step9. Enter a minus sign and a third cell name. For example: =(E2+E3)-E4.
Step10. Press the Enter key to accept the formula. The cell will display the sum of the first two cells minus the third cell.
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Tips & Warnings

Tips & Warnings

- Formulas are just equations. Instead of adding or subtracting numbers you are adding and subtracting the contents of a cell.
- Excel includes a number of predefined functions to use as well. You can combine the predefined functions into your own formula. (See "How to Use Provided Excel Formulas.")

Dec 03, 2008 | Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Full...

on sheet2!a1 type =sheet1!a1 - anything you type on sheet1!a1 will appear on sheet2!a1

Sep 17, 2008 | Business & Productivity Software

I'm assuming you'd like to assign a numerical value to cardinal references (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.).

Best way to do this is to create a quick lookup table on a separate sheet of the same .xls document. Down at the bottom of the page, click on Sheet2 and create a quick table where column A has 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. and column B has your values.

Now click back to Sheet1 where your data is and in A2 put this formula:

=VLookup(A1, Sheet2!$A$1:$B$x, 2, FALSE)

Note: replace the lower case x in the formula above with the number of the last row of data in your lookup table on Sheet2.

You can copy and paste this formula down the column to calculate your other values.

Hope that helps!

Terry

Best way to do this is to create a quick lookup table on a separate sheet of the same .xls document. Down at the bottom of the page, click on Sheet2 and create a quick table where column A has 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. and column B has your values.

Now click back to Sheet1 where your data is and in A2 put this formula:

=VLookup(A1, Sheet2!$A$1:$B$x, 2, FALSE)

Note: replace the lower case x in the formula above with the number of the last row of data in your lookup table on Sheet2.

You can copy and paste this formula down the column to calculate your other values.

Hope that helps!

Terry

Aug 30, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

Nope, sorry, although I am truly an expert at Excel formulas, I do not understand what you are trying to end up with in the final cell. We can compare a specified field with two spreadsheets - use named ranges and index/match lookup formulas. But then where you really lose me is in reading "a generic field" to find a match, and then placing what "data from another field" into what "other sheet" - ? See the confusion?

Best way to compare 2 given parameters would be to use a nested if formula, with index/match combo. Here is a simple Excel example of how such a formula could be structured:

Sample Data (columnar arangement):

A1: Part B1: Code C1: Price D1: Find Part E1: Find Code

A2: x B2: 11 C2: 5.00 D2: y E2: 12

A3: x B3: 12 C3: 6.00 D3: y E3: 11

A4: y B4: 11 C4: 7.00 D4: x E4: 12

A5: y B5: 12 C5: 8.00 D5: x E5: 11

To retrieve the price for part y with code 12 and return the value to cell F2, type the following formula in cell F2:

=INDEX($C$2:$C$5,MATCH(D2,IF($B$2:$B$5=E2,$A$2:$A$5),0))

Press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to enter the formula as an array formula. The formula returns the value 8.00.

To take this one step further, with range names, this example will find one value at a specified location which matches a specific row header value and column header value. Let's say the range is home values (Range=HomeVal), Column A of HomeVal contains street addresses,"row headers" (Range=StAddress), and Row 1 contains dates of the various values that are in the body of the table, "column headers" (Range=Dates). To return the specific value from the range HomeVal to another sheet, where A1=address specified and A2=date specified:

=INDEX(HomeVal,(MATCH($A$1,StAddress,0)),(MATCH($A$2,Dates,0)))

Then make sure to press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to enter the formula as an array formula - if you only hit enter, these types of formulas will not work properly.

Please post back if you need further help, with more details, otherwise thank you for using and rating FixYa!

Best way to compare 2 given parameters would be to use a nested if formula, with index/match combo. Here is a simple Excel example of how such a formula could be structured:

Sample Data (columnar arangement):

A1: Part B1: Code C1: Price D1: Find Part E1: Find Code

A2: x B2: 11 C2: 5.00 D2: y E2: 12

A3: x B3: 12 C3: 6.00 D3: y E3: 11

A4: y B4: 11 C4: 7.00 D4: x E4: 12

A5: y B5: 12 C5: 8.00 D5: x E5: 11

To retrieve the price for part y with code 12 and return the value to cell F2, type the following formula in cell F2:

=INDEX($C$2:$C$5,MATCH(D2,IF($B$2:$B$5=E2,$A$2:$A$5),0))

Press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to enter the formula as an array formula. The formula returns the value 8.00.

To take this one step further, with range names, this example will find one value at a specified location which matches a specific row header value and column header value. Let's say the range is home values (Range=HomeVal), Column A of HomeVal contains street addresses,"row headers" (Range=StAddress), and Row 1 contains dates of the various values that are in the body of the table, "column headers" (Range=Dates). To return the specific value from the range HomeVal to another sheet, where A1=address specified and A2=date specified:

=INDEX(HomeVal,(MATCH($A$1,StAddress,0)),(MATCH($A$2,Dates,0)))

Then make sure to press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to enter the formula as an array formula - if you only hit enter, these types of formulas will not work properly.

Please post back if you need further help, with more details, otherwise thank you for using and rating FixYa!

Jul 08, 2008 | Microsoft Business & Productivity Software

That depends on which version of Excel you are using.

Excel 2003 supports up to 65,335 formulas

Excel 2007 has no limit.

you can communicate between the worksheets which are contained by one workbook (one excel-file).

Communicating between files cannot be done with formula's.

Excel 2003 supports up to 65,335 formulas

Excel 2007 has no limit.

you can communicate between the worksheets which are contained by one workbook (one excel-file).

Communicating between files cannot be done with formula's.

Apr 04, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

you have to use the reference Do you know how to use it

Mar 31, 2008 | Microsoft Excel for PC

at first select the 1st page data and select data-subtotal from the upper menu list.

then enter the formula as =sum(1stpageSubTotal,2ndpageSubTotal,3rdpageSubTotal) then Press Enter.

If not solved pls get me that data as to reference.

thanks

then enter the formula as =sum(1stpageSubTotal,2ndpageSubTotal,3rdpageSubTotal) then Press Enter.

If not solved pls get me that data as to reference.

thanks

Dec 04, 2007 | Microsoft Excel for PC

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