### Method 1 – Combine OFFSET and ROW Functions to Skip Cells When Dragging

**Steps:**

- Choose a
**cell**to apply the formula. We selected**cell**(**C5**). - Write the formula down-

`=OFFSET($B$5,(ROW(B4)-4)*2,0)`

**(ROW(B4)-4)**→ In here the**ROW function**returns the row number**4**. Thus the output stands (4-4) = “**0**”**=OFFSET($B$5,(ROW(B4)-4)*2,0)**→ The**OFFSET function**returns output based on a**cell****reference**(**$B$5**), and then (**2,0**) commanding**2**rows down and**0**stands for staying in the same column.

- The
**Enter**button and drag down the “**fill****handle**” to fill all the cells.

- Get the names in a new column by dragging and skipping their sales volume from the previous column.

### Method 2 – Merge INDEX and ROWS Functions to Skip Cells When Dragging

**Steps:**

- Select a
**cell**(**C5**) to apply the formula-

`=INDEX($B$5:$B$14,ROWS($C$5:C5)*2)`

**ROWS($C$5:C5)**→ Here the**ROWS function**extracts the row number, which provides an output -”**1**”**=INDEX($B$5:$B$14,ROWS($C$5:C5)*2)**→ In this part,**($B$5:$B$14)**it’s the cell reference for the index function where the “**ROWS($C$5:C5)*2**” is the**row_num**extracting the data from the cell (**B6**) which is- “**4500**”.

- Press
**Enter**and pull the “**fill handle**” down.

- We extracted only the sales volume while skipping the cells with names when dragging.

### Method 3 – Use Fill Handle to Skip Cells When Dragging in Excel

**Steps:**

- Choose
**cells**(**B5:B6**). After choosing two cells with one blank and one with the number “**1**” Excel automatically understands how you want to fill your cells by dragging the fill handle. - Selecting
**cells**pull the “**fill****handle**” down.

- Get the output in your hands just the way you wanted, skipping cells when dragging the fill handle.

### Method 4 – Combine IF, MOD, ROW, INDEX, and INT Functions to Skip Cells When Dragging

**Steps:**

- Choose a
**cell**to write the formula as we are extracting only the numbers from the column thus we choose**cell**(**C6**). - Put the formula down-

`=IF(MOD(ROW()-2,2)=0, INDEX($B:$B, INT((ROW()-2)/1)+2), "")`

**Formula Breakdown:**

**(ROW()-2)**→ Here the**ROW function**extracts the row number which is “**6**” as the chosen cell is**cell**(**C6**). after that subtracting with “**-2**”.- Output is “
**4**” **INT((ROW()-2)/1)**→ The**INT function**returns the integer number which is “**4**”.**MOD(ROW()-2,2)**→ The**MOD****function**extracts the remaining from the arguments. As there are no remainings thus the output stands to “**0**”.**=IF(MOD(ROW()-2,2)=0, INDEX($B:$B, INT((ROW()-2)/1)+2), “”)**→ in this final part the**IF function**runs inside the string where after completing**logical_test**which is “**(MOD(ROW()-2,2)=0**” it goes for the argument where “**INDEX($B:$B, INT((ROW()-2)/1)+2)**” returns an output “**4500**” and if the argument is not met –**” “**it will return a**blank****cell**.

- Hit the
**Enter**button and drag down the “**fill****handle**”.

- The final output in our hands extracts only the sales volume. In this, we skipped
**cells**(**B5:B7:B9:B11:B13**) while dragging in excel.

## Things to Remember

- While applying formulas don’t forget to complete formulas with closing
**brackets**. Otherwise, the formulas won’t work.

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