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Browsing All Comments By: Alok
  1. Dear SATHI,
    Thank you very much for reading this article. Here, you have a query to arrange a 4-digit number in a row from the lowest to highest using a formula. We have found a solution for your mentioned problem in the below section.
    ● Look at the below image.

    Insert number for sorting in Excel

    A four-digit number is inserted in the dataset.
    ● First, we will separate the digits of the inserted number using the following formula.
    =MID($B5,COLUMN()-(COLUMN($E4)- 1),1)

    Separate numbers before sorting

    We use the combination of the MID and COLUMN function.

    Formula Explanation:

    COLUMN($E4)
    This will return the column number of the reference.
    Result: 5
    ● COLUMN($E4)-1
    We will subtract 1 from the column number.
    Result: 4
    ● COLUMN()
    It returns the column number of the inserted cell.
    Result: 5
    ● COLUMN()-(COLUMN($E4)-1)
    A subtraction operation will apply here.
    Result: 1
    ● MID($B5,COLUMN()-(COLUMN($E4)- 1),1)
    The MID function will operate here.
    Result: 6

    ● Now, we will sort the separated numbers using the formula based on the SORT function.
    =SORT($E$4:$H$4, ,1,TRUE)

    Use SORT function for sorting numbers
    You can also download the following Excel file for practice.
    Solution Excel Sort Numbers.xlsx

  2. Dear CHARLES DEL MAR,
    Thank you very much for reading our articles. You want to add the page number in the cell following the method Inserting Page Number in Excel Cell. You mentioned that every time you run the code and get “Page 1 of 9”, even in the last cell where it is supposed to show “Page 9 of 9”. Based on your complaint, we checked all the steps and run the VBA code again. We get an accurate result. See the image below.
    Insert Page Number in Cell Not in Header Solution

    I think you need to check the Status Bar at the bottom of the sheet, where the page number shows. We get the same result showing in the Status Bar after running the VBA code.

  3. Hi HASNAIN AHMAD,
    Thank you very much for following our article. You mentioned that even after changing the format of the Date_Time column, it did not work properly. To understand your problem, we follow the full process again and found everything is working properly. We suggest you read the steps again and apply them carefully. Hope you will get the desired result.

  4. Dear PRATIK,
    Thanks very much for reading our articles. You have mentioned that you have different lists in a single sheet. Here, we will show how to declare data validation in different cells with different lists in a single sheet.

    Steps:
    ● Here, we have three different lists of mobile, laptop, and routers. Here, we will introduce different drop-down lists with multiple selections.

    Solution_1

    ● Now, apply data validation as shown in the article already.
    ● We will choose Range B5:B11 at Cell G4, Range C5:C11 at Cell G5, and Range D5:D11 at Cell G6 for the data-validation source.
    ● Choose any item from the drop-down list of Cell G4.

    Solution_3

    ● Similarly, choose items for Cell G5 and G6 from the drop-down list.

    Solution_4

    ● Now, put the following VBA code in the VBA module. After that, save the VBA code.
    Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Dim Oldvalue As String
    Dim Newvalue As String
    On Error GoTo Exitsub
    If Target.Column = 7 Then
    If Target.SpecialCells(xlCellTypeAllValidation) Is Nothing Then
    GoTo Exitsub
    Else: If Target.Value = “” Then GoTo Exitsub Else
    Application.EnableEvents = False
    Newvalue = Target.Value
    Application.Undo
    Oldvalue = Target.Value
    If Oldvalue = “” Then
    Target.Value = Newvalue
    Else
    Target.Value = Oldvalue & “, ” & Newvalue
    End If
    End If
    End If
    Application.EnableEvents = True
    Exitsub:
    Application.EnableEvents = True
    End Sub

    null

    ● Now, choose multiple options from the drop-down list.

    Solution_5

    Here, we changed the Target.Address to Target.Column and put the column number. Also, need to mention the whole column will save the previous result.

  5. Dear JEREMIAH,
    Thanks for following our article. Here, you have mentioned that after an update you are not getting the default Zoom feature of Excel Online. But we are not facing such kind of problem. Also, one thing needs to add that, when we zoom any Excel sheet that will zoom in or out throughout the sheet, not in specific rows or cells. If we want to apply zoom in or out of a specific row or cell, we have to customize the length and width of that row or cell.
    Are you still facing this problem?

  6. Dear RENEE,
    Thanks for following our articles. You mentioned a problem regarding the sheet name. Your sheet name will depend on the value of vcol variable. And one thing the sheets will split depending on the value of the 1st column which is the 1st column of the dataset. And, your provided code is not working due to some mistakes. You have made a mistake by setting the of vcol 7. Set the value of vcol as 1. Furthermore, use the below VBA that will solve your problem correctly.

    Sub parse_data()
    Dim lr As Long
    Dim ws As Worksheet
    Dim vcol, i As Integer
    Dim icol As Long
    Dim myarr As Variant
    Dim title As String
    Dim titlerow As Integer

    ‘This macro splits data into multiple worksheets based on the variables on a column found in Excel.
    ‘An InputBox asks you which columns you’d like to filter by, and it just creates these worksheets.

    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    vcol = 1
    Set ws = ActiveSheet
    lr = ws.Cells(ws.Rows.Count, vcol).End(xlUp).Row
    title = “A1”
    titlerow = ws.Range(title).Cells(1).Row
    icol = ws.Columns.Count
    ws.Cells(1, icol) = “Unique”
    For i = 2 To lr
    On Error Resume Next
    If ws.Cells(i, vcol) <> “” And Application.WorksheetFunction.Match(ws.Cells(i, vcol), ws.Columns(icol), 0) = 0 Then
    ws.Cells(ws.Rows.Count, icol).End(xlUp).Offset(1) = ws.Cells(i, vcol)
    End If
    Next

    myarr = Application.WorksheetFunction.Transpose(ws.Columns(icol).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeConstants))
    ws.Columns(icol).Clear

    For i = 2 To UBound(myarr)
    ws.Range(title).AutoFilter field:=vcol, Criteria1:=myarr(i) & “”
    If Not Evaluate(“=ISREF(‘” & myarr(i) & “‘!1)”) Then
    Sheets.Add(after:=Worksheets(Worksheets.Count)).Name = myarr(i) & “”
    Else
    Sheets(myarr(i) & “”).Move after:=Worksheets(Worksheets.Count)
    End If
    ws.Range(“A” & titlerow & “:A” & lr).EntireRow.Copy Sheets(myarr(i) & “”).Range(“A1”)
    ‘Sheets(myarr(i) & “”).Columns.AutoFit
    Next

    ws.AutoFilterMode = False
    ws.Activate
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    End Sub

  7. Mr. Bhavnesh
    Please read the following article and the 1stg comment. Hopefully, you will get your answer.
    Creation of a Mortgage Calculator with Taxes and Insurance in Excel
    For further queries, please email us at [email protected].

  8. Hi BHAVNESH,
    Thank you very much for reading our article. For different clients, you can create separate sheets using our Excel template. Yes, it is possible to change the interest rate. Also, that will change all the values accordingly. You can see in the below image, we changed the interest rate from 5% to 6.5%. Due to auto-update, all the values changed automatically.
    Solution

    You can also change other input values marked by 1. You can change the yearly insurance and taxes rate if changes. There is also the option to change the extra payment in Excel. You can use the IPMT function to calculate the interest part only. For penalty, please describe the situation or share your wordbook. After that, we try to solve that problem. You can mail us at [email protected].

  9. Hello KO,
    Thank you very much for your comment. The formula you mentioned in the comment is working smoothly from our side. If you share your workbook, we will be able to find out the solution to your problem. You can mail us at [email protected].

  10. Dear RAZAN,
    Thank you very much for reading our articles. Here, you mentioned that you do not want to get the answer in the form of Yes or No. You want to get the result in numbers. To solve your problem we formed a new formula based on the combination of the SUMPRODUCT, SUBSTITUTE, and LEN functions. Here is the formula:
    =SUMPRODUCT((LEN($B$5:$B$19)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE($B$5:$B$19,$D5,"")))/LEN($D5))

    Solution

    This formula will find out the specific word from the Range B5:B19 and return the sum in number.
    If you want to get the number of a specific word from each cell you can follow this article.
    Excel Formula to Count Specific Words in a Cell (3 Examples)

  11. Hi MIRA,
    It’s a great pleasure that you are watching our articles. You have a query regarding this article. You want to make an Excel sheet, where the dates of the Excel sheet will change according to the sheet name. Yes, you can do this. Read the below steps to get your solution.

    Steps:
    ● First, take an Excel sheet with the Date and Attendance columns.
    Data set
    We will insert dates in the Date column based on the Sheet Name.
    ● Before that, we will form a table that consists of the month’s name and serial number.
    Create Table
    ● Now, go to Cell E5 and put in the following formula.

    =MID(CELL("filename",A1),FIND("]",CELL("filename",A1))+1,256)
    Formula to get Sheet name

    It will extract the name of the Sheet which is a month name.

    Formula Explanation:
    CELL(“filename”,A1)
    This finds the location of the Excel file with the Sheet name.
    Result:
    D:\Alok\[Excel-Sheet-Name-From-Cell-Value.xlsx]January

    FIND(“]”,CELL(“filename”,A1))
    This will find out the location of the symbol mentioned in the formula from the location.
    Result: 47

    FIND(“]”,CELL(“filename”,A1))+1
    Add 1 with the previous result.
    Result: 48

    MID(CELL(“filename”,A1),FIND(“]”,CELL(“filename”,A1))+1,256)
    Separate the sheet name from the location.
    Result: January

    ● After that, put the following formula on Cell F5.
    =INDEX(Month,MATCH(E5,Month[Month],0),2)

    Use of INDEX MATCH functions
    This returns the serial number of the month comparing the values of the table.
    ● Now, use the DATE function on Cell B5.

    =DATE(2022,$F$5,1)
    Use of Date Function

    ● Fill up the Date and Attendance columns.
    Fill Up two columns

    ● Now, change the sheet name from January to February and look at the changes that take place in the Date column.
    Change sheet name

    Download File:
    Solution.xlsx
    Regards.
    – Alok Paul
    Author at ExcelDemy

  12. Hi JORGE,
    It’s a bit difficult to answer this, not seeing your spreadsheet. Can you please send a sample to [email protected]?
    Prior to that, check the following Excel file. We have added a 12-month example for you. Let us know if this helps.
    Download Link:
    Solution.xlsx
    Note:
    You must have data of 2021 and 2022 for forecasting 2023.

  13. Hello, JITENDRA!
    Hope you are doing well. You have a query to get the product name and min & max sell price monthly basis. We have to use the following formulas for that.
    For Max values:
    =MAXIFS($E$5:$E$17,$D$5:$D$17,$G$4)

    For Min values:
    =MINIFS($E$5:$E$17,$D$5:$D$17,$G$4)

    For Product Name:
    =INDEX($B$5:$E$17,MATCH($J$6,$E$5:$E$17,0),1)

    INDEX- MATCH Function
    We just need to change the month name of Cell G4. Hope you will get your desired solution. Regards
    -Alok Paul
    Author at ExcelDemy

  14. Hi JUAN MARTIN OPACAK,
    Thanks for reading our articles. We have found a solution to fulfill your requirement. You need to insert the following macros with the existing VBA code.

    Worksheets(ActiveSheet.Index + 1).Select
    ActiveSheet.Name = (Worksheets(2).Range("A1").Value) & " " & ActiveSheet.Name

    Here, Worksheets(2).Range(“A1”).Value defines we want to insert the text of Cell A1 of Worksheet 2 with the current sheet name.
    Have a look at the image below, where to insert the mentioned VBA code.
    Split Data

  15. Hi NAYAZ,
    Thanks for following our article. We have checked the article again and found no errors. Please go through the whole article again and create the template. Or you can do this easily by downloading the given template.
    Keep in mind that if you want to import stock prices from any other website, then it will not work. You should use “^NSEI” in the ticker box.
    Let us know if your problem is fixed.
    Regards.
    -Alok Paul
    Author at ExcelDemy

  16. Hello, DANIEL.
    Thanks for reading our articles.
    Look at the below link. Hopefully, you will get your solution.
    https://www.exceldemy.com/extract-data-from-one-sheet-to-another-in-excel-using-vba/

    For example, you can use the following code:

    Sub Extract_Data()
    Selection.Copy
    Sheets("Dataset2").Activate
    Range("F4").Select
    ActiveSheet.Paste
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
    End Sub

    Enter your sheet name instead of Dataset2 in the 3rd line. Change the cell range in the 4th line. Hope you will get desired output. If your problem is yet solved, then let us know.
    Regards.
    -Alok Paul
    Author at ExcelDemy

  17. Hello, CL.
    Of course, it’s possible to solve your mentioned problem!
    You will need to get the ASCII code of the respective keys. Now, open a new Excel file and follow all the steps written in this article, i.e. downloading Barcode fonts 128, installing them, creating a UDF, and the next steps. Now insert the ASCII codes of the respective keys and you will get your desired Barcode. See what we have got.
    Keyboard keys to Barcode
    So, what you need to do yourself, just finding the ASCII codes! What else to do are already mentioned in this article.

    Note: You may need to open a new file because as per the new update of Excel, a VBA code will be disabled in a downloaded xlsm file. Or you can solve the problem following this way.

  18. Hi DAVID,
    Thank you very much for your appreciation. Follow our website ExcelDemy for other problems, and hope you will always get the best solutions.

  19. Hello JEFF WHALE,

    Thank you very much for following our articles.

    You mentioned that your sample code is not working properly. We attached a VBA code that will help you to solve this problem. You need to choose a cell from the dataset that contains an ISBN number when running the code. One thing adding that change the location of Chrome according to your computer.

    And you are getting this 404 error because without any ISBN number this https://www.isbnsearcher.com/books/ will show an error by default.

    Sub OpenstrHyperlinkInChrome()
    Dim strChromeLocation As String
    Dim strURL As String
    Dim strISBN As String
    strISBN = Application.InputBox("Please Select Desired Cell", Type:=8)
    strURL = "https://www.isbnsearcher.com/books/" & strISBN
    strChromeLocation = """C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe"""
    Shell (strChromeLocation & "-url " & strURL)
    End Sub

  20. Hi BARNEY! Hope you are doing well. Thanks for your nice compliments. We are happy to know that the readers find our articles useful.
    However, the problem you are facing is not quite clear from what you have told us. Are you trying to sum up entries that meet specific criteria? In that case, you have to use the SUMIF function if you have to meet just a single criterion. If you have multiple criteria, then you have to use the SUMIFS function. There are more articles in our blog related to these functions. To explore them, scroll down and click on the function tag names.

    If this is not what you are looking for, please let us know more details. You can send me the problem with a sample file at [email protected] or at [email protected].

    Best wishes. Keep staying with us.
    -Alok Paul
    ExcelDemy Team

  21. Hi KATIE WILDER,
    You probably have missed this part. The solution to your problem is already given in the article.
    Click the below link and will get the solution.

    https://www.exceldemy.com/make-excel-read-only-with-password/#Disable_Excel_Read-only-recommended_Option
    If I am not wrong, this is what you are searching for. As far as we know, you cannot undo protection to a password-protected file, but save a copy of it without password protection. If this is not your case, please let us know a bit more details.
    Thanks for being with us.

  22. Hi JEFF! Thanks for your nice compliment. To remove the InputBox and make the code always select Column 1, just remove the InputBox command and variable VCL. After that, replace the VCL with 1.
    You can directly use the following code:

    Sub Split_Data()
    Dim L As Long
    Dim DS As Worksheet
    Dim XCL As Long
    Dim MARY As Variant
    Dim title As String
    Dim titlerow As Integer
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Set DS = ActiveSheet
    L = DS.Cells(DS.Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Row
    title = "A1"
    titlerow = DS.Range(title).Cells(1).Row
    XCL = DS.Columns.Count
    DS.Cells(3, XCL) = "Unique"
    For X = 2 To L
    On Error Resume Next
    If DS.Cells(X, 1) <> "" And Application.WorksheetFunction.Match(DS.Cells(X, 1), DS.Columns(XCL), 0) = 0 Then
    DS.Cells(DS.Rows.Count, XCL).End(xlUp).Offset(1) = DS.Cells(X, 1)
    End If
    Next
    MARY = Application.WorksheetFunction.Transpose(DS.Columns(XCL).SpecialCells(xlCellTypeConstants))
    DS.Columns(XCL).Clear
    For X = 2 To UBound(MARY)
    DS.Range(title).AutoFilter field:=1, Criteria1:=MARY(X) & ""
    If Not Evaluate("=ISREF('" & MARY(X) & "'!A1)") Then
    Sheets.Add(after:=Worksheets(Worksheets.Count)).Name = MARY(X) & ""
    Else
    Sheets(MARY(X) & "").Move after:=Worksheets(Worksheets.Count)
    End If
    DS.Range("A" & titlerow & ":A" & L).EntireRow.Copy Sheets(MARY(X) & "").Range("A4")
    Next
    DS.AutoFilterMode = False
    DS.Activate
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    End Sub

  23. You are most welcome, MANUEL!
    We provide the best and easy solutions to Excel-related problems. You are invited to visit our blog for more such articles.

  24. If the last two rows contain the same data, then it fails to delete both rows. Otherwise, it works.

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