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Hi,
I need some help in assessing with a formula in excel the earning potential a customer might get if they bought all the top 10 performing products from the product portfolio? This is to show to customers what they might earn if they buy the best selling products. Thanks for your help

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Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:20

Hello, I understand that you would like to see the earning potential when buying the top 10 products of your data, right?

User
28/06/2018 - 05:20

correct

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:20

Alright, I can help you with this. Before we proceed, this is a reminder that our policy is 1 question per session so for this session we'll be resolving this particular question. We also currently do not support VBA/Macro solutions.

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:20

Are you able to share your file so I can analyze it?

User
28/06/2018 - 05:21

not at the moment. I don't have it in this device

User
28/06/2018 - 05:21

is it possible to obtain a formula

User
28/06/2018 - 05:21

?

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:22

It is but it highly depends on how your data is formatted. What fields are available, what data types among many other things.

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:22

If you could provide an accurate sample using the document to the right then I'll be able to analyze it and figure out the best way to solve it.

User
28/06/2018 - 05:22

I see, I can explain how it is distributed if that helps

User
28/06/2018 - 05:23

sure , let me input some data in there

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:24

Are you still with me?

User
28/06/2018 - 05:25

yes

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:25

I don't mean to rush you but we have a very limited amount of time to solve this so if we want to have a formula for this before the timer expires, we have to act soon.

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:26

I can see that you are typing a sample data, please go on.

User
28/06/2018 - 05:28

THI IS MORE OR LESS HOW THE DATA IS SET UP

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:28

I see empty cells at the bottom of column B and C, is that intentional?

User
28/06/2018 - 05:28

no

User
28/06/2018 - 05:28

just made up data

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:28

I'm going to delete the stores without any data.

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:29

Okay, first question. How do you know which are the top 10?

User
28/06/2018 - 05:29

well, some stores do not buy all materials

User
28/06/2018 - 05:29

so some empty cells might happen

User
28/06/2018 - 05:29

for value

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:30

Okay. How do you know which are the top 10 stores?

User
28/06/2018 - 05:30

based on the value, i take the highest value

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:30

Will stores be listed multiple times?

User
28/06/2018 - 05:30

yes

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:31

Okay, next question, how do you determine the earning potential?

User
28/06/2018 - 05:32

that's exactly what I want o know,.. I want to asses the top 10 products, and see which store is not buying all the top 10 .. so let's say they 7 out of the 10, so how much can they earn with the 3 products they do not buy

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:33

I'm sorry I'm a bit lost.

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:33

"which store is not buying all the top 10"

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:33

I thought it's the stores that you are getting the top 10.

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:34

I also need to know how you calculate earning potential so I can transform it to a valid Excel formula.

User
28/06/2018 - 05:34

no, it;s from the ones that do not buy all the 10 products that are porforming well

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:34

You are the only one who can provide that since you are the one who knows how this business works.

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:35

Can you give me an example of the output you expect?

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:35

If you can provide an example of the output then I can transform it to a valid Excel formula that automatically calculates it.

User
28/06/2018 - 05:36

well, it's quite long to explain and i don't have the file with me.. I see only 4 minutes remain so wouldn't have time for all that explanation

User
28/06/2018 - 05:36

thanks anyway for your time

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:36

The time can be extended if you are willing.

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:36

But if not, I'd suggest that you post your question to us again once you have the actual file and an explanation prepared.

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:37

For the meantime, I'll be marking this session as done and noting that we weren't able to come up with a solution because you are not able to fully explain what you need and you don't have the file with you.

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:37

If you could provide an explanation then I'll be able to generate a formula for you, but without an explanation, I can't even begin. I hope you understand.

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:39

We have less than a minute remaining and you were not able to extend the session. Since you can't provide an explanation as to what you can do, we can't expect a solution to be given.

Excelchat Expert
28/06/2018 - 05:39

Since you can't provide an explanation as to what you need, we can't expect a solution to be given.*

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