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Hi. I'm trying to model the roll out of an activity over a number of years. The total number to be rolled out is fixed. Say at 10,000. So if the roll out period is 5 years, then it'll be 2000 per year. But if I want to change the 5 to a 4, all 10k will have been rolled out in years 1-4, and year 5 will have no roll out (and no cost associated with roll out).
If the roll out is 6 months, they are all rolled out in y1. I'm trying to find a way of modelling this. Can you help?

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Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:29

Hi, Thank you for using Got It Pro. I’m happy to be able to help you today.

User
06/09/2017 - 02:31

ok what do you want from me?

User
06/09/2017 - 02:32

This is easy enough. But what if I want to change the 5 to a 4?

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:33

Sure on it

User
06/09/2017 - 02:33

How do I make it so that years 1-4 give me 2500, and y5 0

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:35

ok Try now

User
06/09/2017 - 02:36

ok that works for roll out periods of over 1. What if its 6 months?

User
06/09/2017 - 02:36

By the way, v impressive

User
06/09/2017 - 02:36

!

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:36

we'll have to divide the intervals into the least value you want to roll out with

User
06/09/2017 - 02:38

Ok

User
06/09/2017 - 02:38

So I couldn'ave have intervals of a year if I wanted to reserve the option of putting in .5 yeras as a roll out period?

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:38

you could

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:39

but it will give the same result as 1 year

User
06/09/2017 - 02:39

ok I think that should probably be ok

User
06/09/2017 - 02:39

So talk me through what you've done?

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:39

sure

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:40

first thing

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:40

row 6

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:40

is to adjust the number of years shown

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:40

I used an embedded if statement

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:40

1st one to check the the number of years if larger than the roll out period then enter 0

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:40

second one is because it's a sequence

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:41

so the next cell after 0 will return 0+1 which is smaller than the roll out period and will show a value

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:41

which will result in a sequence like in row9

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:42

so to break that I used another if statement if the cell before you is 0 then enter 0

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:42

next is the amount rolled out

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:42

you got the concept right when you did it yourself

User
06/09/2017 - 02:42

ok but I want to model all 5 years regardless. i.e. I don't want year 5 to disappear if roll out is over 4 years. Will that happen?

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:42

but you needed to insert some boundaries

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:42

no that will not happen

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:43

you could just enter in D6 =C6+1

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:43

and drage

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:43

drag*

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:43

no need for the if statements then

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:43

only thing is when you enter a value larger than 5

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:43

you will have to redrag to add 6 to the range

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06/09/2017 - 02:43

This is awesome. HOw does this work? Can I save this chat? I haven't got everything and will need to go over it afer our time is up!

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06/09/2017 - 02:44

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06/09/2017 - 02:44

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06/09/2017 - 02:44

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06/09/2017 - 02:44

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06/09/2017 - 02:45

Sort of. How does the service work? This is m y first time

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06/09/2017 - 02:45

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06/09/2017 - 02:46

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06/09/2017 - 02:46

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06/09/2017 - 02:46

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06/09/2017 - 02:48

Ok. so I've downloaded now. Have 2 mins left. I will probably need to come back with another question before long. Have been given an assignment which is a bit beyond my skill set!

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06/09/2017 - 02:48

So I buy credits, is that right?

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06/09/2017 - 02:48

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06/09/2017 - 02:48

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06/09/2017 - 02:48

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06/09/2017 - 02:48

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06/09/2017 - 02:48

And how much time will 3.99 give me?

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06/09/2017 - 02:49

or credits / time.

Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:49

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Excelchat Expert
06/09/2017 - 02:49

or one session

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06/09/2017 - 02:49

ok I guess I can look into this by myself. About to run out of time. Many thanks for your time! awesome service

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