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I'm trying to make a formula that can take numbers 1-3 from a column of 8 cells which are generated by formulas and apply them to another column of 8 cells. There is the need to be able to use the same number multiple times and i would like any possible blank cells to be used last of the 8.

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User
04/04/2018 - 01:43

I currently use excel every day and will most likely for the near future

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:43

Hello, welcome to excelchat

User
04/04/2018 - 01:43

hi

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:43

How can I help you?

User
04/04/2018 - 01:43

I'm trying to write a formula

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:44

OK

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:44

Can you explain with an example?

User
04/04/2018 - 01:44

I'm trying to make a formula that can take numbers 1-3 from a column of 8 cells which are generated by formulas and apply them to another column of 8 cells. There is the need to be able to use the same number multiple times and i would like any possible blank cells to be used last of the 8.

User
04/04/2018 - 01:46

the numbers 1-3 are generated by referencing words from another column

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:46

Lets say, we have 8 cells here

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:46

highlighted in yellow

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:47

where will these values come from?

User
04/04/2018 - 01:47

The first column has 3 different word options

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:48

What are the options?

User
04/04/2018 - 01:48

this sounds weird but it is for a missile engagement tool for the navy

User
04/04/2018 - 01:48

the options are kill, miss, and no shot

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:48

Haha

User
04/04/2018 - 01:48

and then blank is the last option

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:49

So, you want a drop down list in the 8 cells?

User
04/04/2018 - 01:49

no,the next column takes whichever word appears and turns kill into a 1,

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:50

Kill=1, miss=2, noshot=3?

User
04/04/2018 - 01:50

those three words are generated by about 12 other formulas

User
04/04/2018 - 01:50

yup

User
04/04/2018 - 01:50

there is the possibility that each of those may appear multiple times

User
04/04/2018 - 01:51

the are two teams the first is the top 8 rows and the other is rows 10-17

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:52

Hows this?

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:52

Does this solve your purpose?

User
04/04/2018 - 01:52

I'm trying to come up with the formula to take the numerical values from the top 8 and move them to the bottom 8

User
04/04/2018 - 01:52

that is pretty much what i have at this point

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:53

Top 8 values are the worst, so wanna keep them in the bottom?

User
04/04/2018 - 01:54

No, it is supposed to take whether each missile hit on the top and then move it to the other team and effectively kill an aircraft

User
04/04/2018 - 01:54

ultimately it will also work the other way, bottom missiles will kill the top team

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:55

Now the 8 values in B column

User
04/04/2018 - 01:55

and then I will be able to say how many of each team survived the engagement

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:55

ds to be done with them?

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:55

what needs*

User
04/04/2018 - 01:56

they need to be moved to the bottom eight rows of the C column

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:56

Column C has no end

User
04/04/2018 - 01:57

sorry, rows 10-17 of the C column

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:58

Next?

User
04/04/2018 - 01:58

So the problem is that it needs to be a formula that accounts for the possibility that some of the shooting aircraft in rown 1-8 may not be shooting at that time

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 01:59

You need a blank option too?

User
04/04/2018 - 01:59

therefore if row 3 is already killed and blank it would need to account for that and move everything else up

User
04/04/2018 - 01:59

yes

User
04/04/2018 - 01:59

just leaving the a column empty will suffice at this time

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:01

Yeah?

User
04/04/2018 - 02:01

say in a previous move that aircraft 1 and 3 got killed then both of those would be blank but 2 and 4-8 would still shoot.

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:02

Now, Row 3 is blank, you want row 13 to move up to row 12?

User
04/04/2018 - 02:02

it needs to auto fill to the live aircraft

User
04/04/2018 - 02:02

ya

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:02

Exactly that?

User
04/04/2018 - 02:03

ya, it needs to move all of the numerical values to the top of the list and bump the blanks to the bottom

User
04/04/2018 - 02:04

if able i would like the formula to be able to use duplicates because there may be multiple of each number and there may not be any of some numbers.

User
04/04/2018 - 02:06

the problem with this formula is that it is using row 4s kill twice now

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:09

Moving is necessary?

User
04/04/2018 - 02:10

yes, there is the potential that there will be a mixture of people alive on both the top and bottom so the cells need to fill in blank spaces

User
04/04/2018 - 02:10

using the current formula if only row 8 is alive and got a kill then it would kill all of the other team

User
04/04/2018 - 02:12

my last attempt was a lookup and countif formula which failed because it won't allow duplicates

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:13

I can't really figure out something

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:14

Not really able to understand what to do :/

User
04/04/2018 - 02:14

OK, thanks anyways

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:14

Let me check ne last thing

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:14

one

User
04/04/2018 - 02:14

ok

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:15

You can create a macro for that

User
04/04/2018 - 02:16

if it helps that is what my document looks like

User
04/04/2018 - 02:16

the g column would try to switch the top 8 to the bottom 8 and vice versa

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:16

Sorry, I don't think i am able to get anything now

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:16

:/

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:17

Bad day :(

User
04/04/2018 - 02:17

granted, it didn't populate the formulas

User
04/04/2018 - 02:17

ok

Excelchat Expert
04/04/2018 - 02:17

Hope you find something, take care

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