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I need help to rearrange data in excel. I have 7 columns with days of the week, the 8th column is weekend date. The rows are hours. What I want is a list of dates and the associated hours next to it so I can run a pivot table easily off it

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Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:20

Hello

User
25/06/2018 - 10:20

Hello

User
25/06/2018 - 10:20

Can I draft what my problem is?

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:20

Yes please ...

User
25/06/2018 - 10:23

Sorry that should be a date

User
25/06/2018 - 10:24

I only have the week ending date

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:24

Ok

User
25/06/2018 - 10:24

the figures are hours worked across projects

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:24

I see

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:25

So What you need to do ?

User
25/06/2018 - 10:25

I want to run a pivot table to get a daily view

User
25/06/2018 - 10:25

but don't have the dates per day

User
25/06/2018 - 10:25

only the week ending date

User
25/06/2018 - 10:25

So I need to be able to rearrange the data in a list

User
25/06/2018 - 10:26

Project / Employee / Date / Hours

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:26

We can insert the dates at a row above the days

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:28

Or you need to insert a columns beside the hours

User
25/06/2018 - 10:28

Can I get a pivot table off it that way?

User
25/06/2018 - 10:29

I'd want an entity that is called "Date" and then I would have a row of all the dates, and the Project/Employee in the first column

User
25/06/2018 - 10:32

Can I show you what I'd ideally like the data to look like?

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:32

Yes please

User
25/06/2018 - 10:36

I've just put in the working days but it can include saturday and sunday

User
25/06/2018 - 10:36

So if the data was in this format, I could run a simple pivot off it

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:37

I can make your data like this if you want

User
25/06/2018 - 10:37

Is there a formula to rearrange it?

User
25/06/2018 - 10:37

without too much manual manipulation?

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:38

I can make a formula

User
25/06/2018 - 10:38

how would the formula work?

User
25/06/2018 - 10:38

would it calculate back from the week ending date?

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:38

Let me make it first

User
25/06/2018 - 10:39

oky

User
25/06/2018 - 10:50

I've created the pivot table if that helps?

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:50

Ok

User
25/06/2018 - 10:51

:)

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:51

I'll attach the file for you with the formulas that convert your table to the table needed

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:52

[Uploaded an Excel file]

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:52

At the sheet2 there is the formulas

User
25/06/2018 - 10:53

is it able to pick up the hours?

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:53

Yes i'll do

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:53

I just forget this

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 10:54

I am working on it

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:05

[Uploaded an Excel file]

User
25/06/2018 - 11:06

wow

User
25/06/2018 - 11:07

you did it!

User
25/06/2018 - 11:07

how did you do that?

User
25/06/2018 - 11:07

I work as a project management officer in Operations

User
25/06/2018 - 11:07

I use excel quite a lot

User
25/06/2018 - 11:07

But this was quite complex for me

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:08

It depend on the data structure

User
25/06/2018 - 11:09

I just couldn't figure this out

User
25/06/2018 - 11:09

I knew it could be done but I just don't have the experience of using anything more complex than sumifs

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:10

This done using the index, if and sum formulas

User
25/06/2018 - 11:11

I think I better learn IF and INDEX

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:11

Because you have 7 columns So I make the helper column at A

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:12

And according this column I just use the index formula

User
25/06/2018 - 11:12

I will study the Inex formula

User
25/06/2018 - 11:12

You have been a great help

User
25/06/2018 - 11:12

How did you get so good with Excel?

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:12

s

User
25/06/2018 - 11:12

what do you do?

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:13

I work a lot on excel

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:13

and form the internet

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:14

There are alot of materials on the net and youtube that learn excel

User
25/06/2018 - 11:14

I have been searching hw to do it but I didn't know what formula to use :(

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:14

But you need to practice more and more

User
25/06/2018 - 11:14

yes you are right

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:15

You need to know every thing about each formula so you can combine this formulas to generate new formulas

User
25/06/2018 - 11:15

Can I be in touch with you again/

User
25/06/2018 - 11:15

?

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:16

You can post your problems here but may be some one else contact with you

User
25/06/2018 - 11:16

I hope I get you

User
25/06/2018 - 11:16

:)

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:16

me too

User
25/06/2018 - 11:16

thank you so much

User
25/06/2018 - 11:16

you have been amazing

User
25/06/2018 - 11:17

I love excel, i wish to learn more

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:17

Thank you

User
25/06/2018 - 11:17

I will study your formula

User
25/06/2018 - 11:17

to learn index and if formula

User
25/06/2018 - 11:17

i will see on youtube how they function

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:18

usually index is used with match formula so study the two.

User
25/06/2018 - 11:18

excellent i will

User
25/06/2018 - 11:18

thank you so mmuch

User
25/06/2018 - 11:18

from London :)

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:19

You're welcome

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:19

Have a nice day..

User
25/06/2018 - 11:19

you too!

User
25/06/2018 - 11:19

so lovely to meet you

Excelchat Expert
25/06/2018 - 11:19

Me too.

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