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I work shift work as do about 100 other guys. All I want to do is type in the days date (Or just open the sheet and it will have the days date) and it has on there who is working that day/night. Pretty simple I would think...And if I change the date to, let's say, a month down the road, it pulls in the guys working that day... That all...Thx

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Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:39

Hello! Welcome to Excel chat.

User
18/04/2018 - 12:39

2016

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:39

Ok. Thanks for letting me know the version.

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:40

As I understand that, you are looking for a solution where you are looking to pull the current day's the schedule from a monthly data.

User
18/04/2018 - 12:40

yes..

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:40

Ok. I am creating a simple data sheet, and then we will see how we can process it further.

User
18/04/2018 - 12:41

ok

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:43

So we have some sample data now.

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:43

Let's work on getting the schedule.

User
18/04/2018 - 12:43

ok

User
18/04/2018 - 12:46

are you waiting on me?

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:47

Sorry to keep you waiting. I am working out a formula for that.

User
18/04/2018 - 12:47

no problem

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:52

Please see the sheet1 now.

User
18/04/2018 - 12:52

yes

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:52

Is that what are you looking for?

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:53

Actual formulas are in column C and D.

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:53

To get a particular day's schedule, you can change the date in A1.

User
18/04/2018 - 12:53

yes other than i would show the name of that person and the shift they are on

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:54

Yes, it's just a sample data. You can expand it to any length you wish in data sheet. And update the formula here.

User
18/04/2018 - 12:54

its a 4wk rotatation

User
18/04/2018 - 12:54

ok....

User
18/04/2018 - 12:55

i have to actually copy the 4 week rotation multiple times then to reach any date in the future..?

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:55

If you are happy with the solution, I can explain this to you, and you can modify it for your use.

User
18/04/2018 - 12:56

ok

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:57

So this is an array formula with INDEX function as its core.

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:57

As you see, our 'Data' sheet has 11 rows of data.

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:57

i.e. from A1 to C11.

User
18/04/2018 - 12:58

yes a1 to c11

Excelchat Expert
18/04/2018 - 12:58

Now if your data says go to C200. You will need to change the formula accordingly.

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