Excel - COLUMN Function Problem - Expert Solution

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i need to compare numbers in 2 columns 400+ lines and have it report either 'in' or 'out' based on the outcome of the comparison of the two formulas. one is a signed out column abd the other is the products that are returned
Solved by G. L. in 11 mins
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Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:15
Hi
User 29/05/2018 - 04:15
hello
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:15
Welcome to Got it Pro
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:15
Please tell me more about the requirement so that i can help better
User 29/05/2018 - 04:16
i need to compare two columns and have it return an in or out in a 3rd column
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:16
Can you paste the sample data
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:17
and tell the logic behind so that i can build the formula
User 29/05/2018 - 04:18
to track the monitros we have signed out to the ones returned and using the signed in column to tell me if its in or out
User 29/05/2018 - 04:18
A is my monitors ive signed out
User 29/05/2018 - 04:18
J is the ones that have been returned
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:18
what value do you want to return?
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:18
why 47 becomes 87?
User 29/05/2018 - 04:18
f is my final output
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:19
What would be the logic to generate formula for F?
User 29/05/2018 - 04:19
the j is just a sampl of the daily returns i have over 1000 outs and ins through the da
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:19
Tell me the logic so that i can build the formula
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:19
ok
User 29/05/2018 - 04:20
so i know if the one mpnitor had been returned
User 29/05/2018 - 04:20
it could be on like 3 or line 450
User 29/05/2018 - 04:20
needs to check the whole column and return the in or out
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:21
See column F
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:21
i have used vlookup to generate which are returned
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:21
matching values are populated in F
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:21
Do you see it?
User 29/05/2018 - 04:21
yes
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:22
Do you want me to in column F - Returned or not Returned?
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:22
See now
User 29/05/2018 - 04:22
its designed to turn white with conditional format once in is types into the cell
User 29/05/2018 - 04:23
that does work
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:23
Cool
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:23
See column F..hope this helps
User 29/05/2018 - 04:23
possible to not show the numbers and have it read as returned?
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:23
Yes i can do it..let me build
User 29/05/2018 - 04:24
awesome ive been fighing this for an hour, my ecal skills have disapeardover the years of not using it
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:24
See now
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:24
Hope this helps
User 29/05/2018 - 04:24
yea that perfect :D
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:25
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Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:25
It really helps
User 29/05/2018 - 04:25
oh i will you saves me tons of time
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:25
Thanks
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:26
You can provide your rating when you end the session
User 29/05/2018 - 04:26
ok thanks
Excelchat Expert 29/05/2018 - 04:26
welcome

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