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Countblank won't work in the column

Function countblank won't work in the column, if the data is in the data format. I tried 3 to 4 times. Is there any way to get the result if it is the date format in the column.

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Check the format of the cell with countblank formula - it shouldn't be in date format.

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Using a time format for the data cells and data that looks like 12:00:10 AM the result you want is displayed no matter which formula is used. If the date portion of the data cell is not deleted then the result is 00:00:00. Delete the date portion of your data cells to get the result you want. (For example: When I enter 10 into a cell that is formated for time xx:xx:xx it shows 1/11/1904 12:00:00 AM in the formula bar and 00:00:00 in the cell. When I delete 1/11/1904 in the formula bar and show only the 12:00:10 the cell shows 00:00:10. Then it makes no difference which formula you use.)

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Transforming birthdates into year codes

Here is a solution that might work for you. Please be mindful that there are several different solutions that will achieve the same thing in Excel (I am assuming Excel is your software).

1) Make sure each column in your spreadsheet has a heading.

2) Highlight (select) the column of birthdays.

3) Choose Format from the menu bar.

4) Choose Cells... from the drop-down menu.

5) For the "category", choose Custom.

6) In the "type" box, type yyyy

7) Click OK and when you return to your spreadsheet, you will see only the years displayed. However, when you try to edit a cell, you will see that the entire birth date is stored and preserved.

8) Now, highlight the entire table

9) Then, choose Data from the menu bar

10) Choose Subtotals... from the drop-down menu

11) In the "At each change in" box, choose the name of the column with the birth dates

12) In the "Use function" box, choose Count

13) Leave all other choices at their defaults

14) Click OK, and you are done.

Using this method, you can continue to enter the data as you always have. In that way, the birth date info is never actually destroyed or converted. What you are doing is simply deciding what is displayed.

I hope this helps.

Aug 02, 2009 | Microsoft Office Excel 2007

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In MS Excel, convert a Number in Text formate


you've use macro to this.

Press Alt+F11
it will open Microsoft Vsual Basic Editor.

Click on Module in Insert Menu and paste the following codings:

Function ConvRs(ByVal MyNumber)
Dim Rupees, Paise, Temp
Dim DecimalPlace, Count
ReDim Place(9) As String
Place(2) = " Thousand "
Place(3) = " Lac "
Place(4) = " Crore "
Place(5) = " Arab " ' String representation of amount
MyNumber = Trim(Str(MyNumber)) ' Position of decimal place 0 if none
DecimalPlace = InStr(MyNumber, ".")
' Convert Paise and set MyNumber to Rupee amount
If DecimalPlace > 0 Then
Paise = GetTens(Left(Mid(MyNumber, DecimalPlace + 1) & "00", 2))
MyNumber = Trim(Left(MyNumber, DecimalPlace - 1))
End If
Count = 1
Do While MyNumber <> ""
If Count = 1 Then Temp = GetHundreds(Right(MyNumber, 3))
If Count > 1 Then Temp = GetHundreds(Right(MyNumber, 2))
If Temp <> "" Then Rupees = Temp & Place(Count) & Rupees
If Count = 1 And Len(MyNumber) > 3 Then
MyNumber = Left(MyNumber, Len(MyNumber) - 3)
If Count > 1 And Len(MyNumber) > 2 Then
MyNumber = Left(MyNumber, Len(MyNumber) - 2)
MyNumber = ""
End If
End If
Count = Count + 1
Select Case Rupees
Case ""
Rupees = "No Rupees"
Case "One"
Rupees = "One Rupee"
Case Else

'Rupees = Rupees & " Rupees"
Rupees = "Rupees " & Rupees

End Select
Select Case Paise
Case ""

'Paise = ""
Paise = " Only"
Case "One"
Paise = " and One Paisa"
Case Else
Paise = " and " & Paise & " Paise"

End Select
ConvRs = Rupees & Paise
End Function
' Converts a number from 100-999 into text *
Function GetHundreds(ByVal MyNumber)
Dim Result As String
If Val(MyNumber) = 0 Then Exit Function
MyNumber = Right("000" & MyNumber, 3) 'Convert the hundreds place
If Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1) <> "0" Then
Result = GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 1, 1)) & " Hundred "
End If
'Convert the tens and ones place
If Mid(MyNumber, 2, 1) <> "0" Then
Result = Result & GetTens(Mid(MyNumber, 2))
Result = Result & GetDigit(Mid(MyNumber, 3))
End If
GetHundreds = Result
End Function
' Converts a number from 10 to 99 into text. *
Function GetTens(TensText)
Dim Result As String
Result = "" 'null out the temporary function value
If Val(Left(TensText, 1)) = 1 Then ' If value between 10-19
Select Case Val(TensText)
Case 10: Result = "Ten"
Case 11: Result = "Eleven"
Case 12: Result = "Twelve"
Case 13: Result = "Thirteen"
Case 14: Result = "Fourteen"
Case 15: Result = "Fifteen"
Case 16: Result = "Sixteen"
Case 17: Result = "Seventeen"
Case 18: Result = "Eighteen"
Case 19: Result = "Nineteen"
Case Else
End Select
Else ' If value between 20-99
Select Case Val(Left(TensText, 1))
Case 2: Result = "Twenty "
Case 3: Result = "Thirty "
Case 4: Result = "Forty "
Case 5: Result = "Fifty "
Case 6: Result = "Sixty "
Case 7: Result = "Seventy "
Case 8: Result = "Eighty "
Case 9: Result = "Ninety "
Case Else
End Select
Result = Result & GetDigit _
(Right(TensText, 1)) 'Retrieve ones place
End If
GetTens = Result
End Function
' Converts a number from 1 to 9 into text. *
Function GetDigit(Digit)
Select Case Val(Digit)
Case 1: GetDigit = "One"
Case 2: GetDigit = "Two"
Case 3: GetDigit = "Three"
Case 4: GetDigit = "Four"
Case 5: GetDigit = "Five"
Case 6: GetDigit = "Six"
Case 7: GetDigit = "Seven"
Case 8: GetDigit = "Eight"
Case 9: GetDigit = "Nine"
Case Else: GetDigit = ""
End Select
End Function

save this as as ConvertRs.xla in Microsoft\AddIns folder

now, you'll have to activate this AddIns:
in your Excel Worksheet select:
Check the ConvertRs option
now this will be used as User Defined Function.
you can insert it from the Function Options or just enter the following command in the desired cell where you want the result:

=ConvertRs(Cell Reference)

Cell Reference means where the number is available, you want to convert.

Try this and then tell me the responce.

Bhasker Kumar

Jul 09, 2009 | Microsoft Business & Productivity Software

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expand the formula for other cat. (G2, G3, etc)

You can use a assistant to extract the distinct cat from A1:A7000, sorting them and copy the result in F (Menu Data-> Filter -> elaborate filter)

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If you can move your name column (C) to the first column, you could leverage the VLOOKUP formula pretty easily.
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Describing above parameters, in the formula:
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3 -> is the column number (A=1,B=2,C=3, etc) within the table/grid to return.

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