Using Vba To Generate Random Numbers 

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Dear Forum,
I am using the VBA code below (bottom) to return random numbers for a selected area of cells where the range of random numbers is between 1 and the
total number of cells. Unfortunately sometimes the random numbers appear more than once and I would like to amend this to ensure duplicates are not included, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks, Matt
Ps I have already tried substituting with VBUniqRandInt() but it returns #NAME? in every selected cell??, i.e;
Code:
I am using the VBA code below (bottom) to return random numbers for a selected area of cells where the range of random numbers is between 1 and the
total number of cells. Unfortunately sometimes the random numbers appear more than once and I would like to amend this to ensure duplicates are not included, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks, Matt
Ps I have already tried substituting with VBUniqRandInt() but it returns #NAME? in every selected cell??, i.e;
Code:
Sub RandomTable4() For Each r In Selection r.Formula = "=int(VBUniqRandInt() *" & Selection.Count & "+1)" Next End Sub Sub RandomTable4() ' but this returns duplicates For Each r In Selection r.Formula = "=int(Rand() *" & Selection.Count & "+1)" Next End Sub
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lets suppose my numbers a 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
I want to generate all possibilities of the 6 numbers. But i dont want duplicate series.. I mean 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 6,5,4,3,2,1 are duplicates.
ANY HELPS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED
lets suppose my numbers a 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11
I want to generate all possibilities of the 6 numbers. But i dont want duplicate series.. I mean 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 6,5,4,3,2,1 are duplicates.
ANY HELPS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED
I often use if statements to return empty cells, for example:
=IF(a1=0,"ERROR","")
The trailing "" returns an empty cell. The problem is, it is not TRULY empty. If I fill that formula down, I cannot, for example, jump from one "ERROR" cell to the next by hitting Ctrl arrowdown because it seems to think that these empty cells have contents.
Is there a way to designate, in such a formula as above, to return a TRULY empty cell?
Thanks
=IF(a1=0,"ERROR","")
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Is there a way to designate, in such a formula as above, to return a TRULY empty cell?
Thanks
Hello,
I am new to using Excel and I am not very computer literate. I am looking for some help with a spreadsheet I am making. Here is the problem:
I have a column of 14 numbers in cells A1 to A14. If all of these values are less than 2%, I would like a "Pass" to display in cell B1. If any of these values are greater than 2% I would like a "Fail" to display in cell B1.
I have got a formula that works for a single cell but I can't figure out how to get it to apply to more than one cell. For example, I have entered =IF(A1<2,"Pass","Fail") in cell B1. Now if the value I enter in A1 is less than 2, it shows a "Pass", and if the value in A1 is greater than 2 it shows a "Fail" in cell B1. How can I get this to apply to all of the cells from A1 to A14?
If somebody could help me out that would be great.
Thanks,
Randy
I am new to using Excel and I am not very computer literate. I am looking for some help with a spreadsheet I am making. Here is the problem:
I have a column of 14 numbers in cells A1 to A14. If all of these values are less than 2%, I would like a "Pass" to display in cell B1. If any of these values are greater than 2% I would like a "Fail" to display in cell B1.
I have got a formula that works for a single cell but I can't figure out how to get it to apply to more than one cell. For example, I have entered =IF(A1<2,"Pass","Fail") in cell B1. Now if the value I enter in A1 is less than 2, it shows a "Pass", and if the value in A1 is greater than 2 it shows a "Fail" in cell B1. How can I get this to apply to all of the cells from A1 to A14?
If somebody could help me out that would be great.
Thanks,
Randy
Hello all,
Until now I have been able to find all my answers through searches. As a VBA novice, it has been very helpful. I am stumped on this one, however. I am trying to autofill from the selected cell in Column C down. I would like it to stop at the last cell with data in Column B. This is the code I have so far:
Range("C2").Select
Selection.AutoFill Destination:=Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown))
This does the autofill, but doesn't stop at the last cell with data in Column B.
In the past I have use this code to acheive similar results:
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endRow = Cells(Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp).Row
Range("C2").AutoFill Destination:=Range("C2:C" & endRow)
The problem with this code is that I will not always be starting in "C2". I need code that uses whatever the selected cell is.
All help is appreciated. Thanks!
Until now I have been able to find all my answers through searches. As a VBA novice, it has been very helpful. I am stumped on this one, however. I am trying to autofill from the selected cell in Column C down. I would like it to stop at the last cell with data in Column B. This is the code I have so far:
Range("C2").Select
Selection.AutoFill Destination:=Range(Selection, Selection.End(xlDown))
This does the autofill, but doesn't stop at the last cell with data in Column B.
In the past I have use this code to acheive similar results:
Dim endRow As Long
endRow = Cells(Rows.Count, "B").End(xlUp).Row
Range("C2").AutoFill Destination:=Range("C2:C" & endRow)
The problem with this code is that I will not always be starting in "C2". I need code that uses whatever the selected cell is.
All help is appreciated. Thanks!
I have cells in a column, some colored yellow, some not. I am trying to use
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this be done? Can I enter something in the "criteria" part of the formula
that can do this?
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I also tried to use the CELL function's color feature, but I couldn't get it
to work right. I don't know how to get Excel to recognize if a cell is
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It might just be that I don't know what this means in Help:
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the SUMIF function to sum only the cells in the range that are colored. Can
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that can do this?
=SUMIF(D3:D13,"criteria",D3:D13)
I also tried to use the CELL function's color feature, but I couldn't get it
to work right. I don't know how to get Excel to recognize if a cell is
colored in a formula.
=CELL("color",cell)
It might just be that I don't know what this means in Help:
"color" > 1 if the cell is formatted in color for negative values;
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Random question i have a large Excel Workbook (which is protected) and has over five sheets on it  however one sheet has randomly decided not to scroll... yes i know sounds random! If i use the cursor and down arrows the selection just disappears off the screen.
The page will scroll if i filter by one field, but not if i select (All) for all filters.
All other worksheets scroll fine.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
Cheers Kaite
Random question i have a large Excel Workbook (which is protected) and has over five sheets on it  however one sheet has randomly decided not to scroll... yes i know sounds random! If i use the cursor and down arrows the selection just disappears off the screen.
The page will scroll if i filter by one field, but not if i select (All) for all filters.
All other worksheets scroll fine.
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
Cheers Kaite
Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and have been using excel for about 3 years. I have learned alot but still can not figure out how to make numbers add up in one box like a running total. Meaning, If I have a list and in the list is one cell for each item say like cell a1 is for a can of coke and cell a2 is for a car tire and so on,and i want to keep a running total by adding a number to cell a1 or a2 like say "3 i.e. 3 tires or cans of coke" and later that day i come back and need to add 2 more ......so i want to be able to just click on the cell a1 or a2 and enter the number 2 and the cell would add the number in it to the number im adding to it to show a result of 5 tires or whatever. I am sorry If i am not asking the question in an understandable manor but its the best way I can think to ask it.lol anyways, any help would be appreciated, Thanks in advance.
James
James
Hi,
Im working with a large data spreadsheet that has Yes and No answers in different columns. There are blanks within the selection too.
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I have tried using the filters in the Pivot Table field list and they are not working.
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What should I be using in the formula to get the calculated field to work? I have search the whole forum and I haven't found an answer that can help me.
Please HELP!!!
Im working with a large data spreadsheet that has Yes and No answers in different columns. There are blanks within the selection too.
I need to calculate only the Yes.
I have tried using the filters in the Pivot Table field list and they are not working.
So now i'm trying to add a COUNTIF formula in the Calculated Fields section.
The formula I'm using is =Countif('Time limit extension'="yes") and i get the answer "too few."
What should I be using in the formula to get the calculated field to work? I have search the whole forum and I haven't found an answer that can help me.
Please HELP!!!
A previous poster explained what I also need; there were no responses,
so I thought I would try again.
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programthat will calculate the interest/principal breakdown when
payments are varied in amount and frequency? Free or lowcost, please.
I need one that will work on my Mac/Office 2004. I will need to print
out periodic reports.
Here is the way the previous poster described it:
"Excel template: Loan Amortization for random/irregular payments,
figures days
between payment dates.
I have a loan with a variable beginning balance and irregular payments
with
annual large payment. (based on collections)
Would like to enter payment and date.
then Excel would figure days since last payment, interest amount,
principal
amount, Ending Principal balance.
And total interest paid, total pricipal paid
If I change the starting principal, excel would recalculate all
entries."
Thanks very much.
so I thought I would try again.
Does anyone know of an Excel templateor a small standalone
programthat will calculate the interest/principal breakdown when
payments are varied in amount and frequency? Free or lowcost, please.
I need one that will work on my Mac/Office 2004. I will need to print
out periodic reports.
Here is the way the previous poster described it:
"Excel template: Loan Amortization for random/irregular payments,
figures days
between payment dates.
I have a loan with a variable beginning balance and irregular payments
with
annual large payment. (based on collections)
Would like to enter payment and date.
then Excel would figure days since last payment, interest amount,
principal
amount, Ending Principal balance.
And total interest paid, total pricipal paid
If I change the starting principal, excel would recalculate all
entries."
Thanks very much.
Is there an Excel guru that can help with this  its related to "drop down menus"
I have 2 colombs of data.
AT the bottom of the first, I have created a drop down menu using the "data validation" feature in excel.
At the bottom of the second colomb, I have used an "IF" function that returns a result, which depends on what value is chosen from the drop down menu in colomb 1
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How do you write an IF function where the TRUE result is a drop down menu??
I tried to create a drop down menu of colomb2 elsewhere in the spread sheet, and used that cells location as the TRUE value, but this didn't work either...
ANy suggestions??
I have 2 colombs of data.
AT the bottom of the first, I have created a drop down menu using the "data validation" feature in excel.
At the bottom of the second colomb, I have used an "IF" function that returns a result, which depends on what value is chosen from the drop down menu in colomb 1
The problem I have is that I want the TRUE result from the IF function to be another drop down menu, being the data in colomb 2.
How do you write an IF function where the TRUE result is a drop down menu??
I tried to create a drop down menu of colomb2 elsewhere in the spread sheet, and used that cells location as the TRUE value, but this didn't work either...
ANy suggestions??
Hi,
I'd like help in creating a macro that deletes an entire row that has emtpy cells in col B, C & D in the same row.
So for example if I have empty cells in b3,c3 & d3 I'd like the row deleted.
I've used the code below for just column B but I need to include column C & D as well. I tried putting Columns("B:D") but it deletes everything.
Code:
I'm sure it's something simple... like me !
Any help much appreciated
Wrightie
I'd like help in creating a macro that deletes an entire row that has emtpy cells in col B, C & D in the same row.
So for example if I have empty cells in b3,c3 & d3 I'd like the row deleted.
I've used the code below for just column B but I need to include column C & D as well. I tried putting Columns("B:D") but it deletes everything.
Code:
Sub Step4() On Error Resume Next Columns("B:B").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeBlanks).EntireRow.Delete End Sub
I'm sure it's something simple... like me !
Any help much appreciated
Wrightie
I am trying to sum all numbers <0 using the SUMIF formula in Excel 2003.
FORMULA: =sumif(range,criteria,sum_range)
I got it to work, but I have cell ranges to total that are not next to each
other (such as A5:A15 and C5:C15).
When selecting the ranges for the formula, Excel writes them A5:A15,C5:C15
because of the comma (,) between the cell ranges Excel is reading the A5:A15
as the range and C5:C15 as the critera. How can I get this formula to allow
me to select multiple cell ranges?
All help is appreciated.
Thank you.
FORMULA: =sumif(range,criteria,sum_range)
I got it to work, but I have cell ranges to total that are not next to each
other (such as A5:A15 and C5:C15).
When selecting the ranges for the formula, Excel writes them A5:A15,C5:C15
because of the comma (,) between the cell ranges Excel is reading the A5:A15
as the range and C5:C15 as the critera. How can I get this formula to allow
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All help is appreciated.
Thank you.
is it possible to put two formulasinto one cell?
On the attached timesheet there are columns IN, OUT, IN,OUT
The lunch time is worked out by deducting 'C8 from C9' and this works fine when all 'IN, OUT' cells are filled in but for some reason when just the first two cells are filled in it gives a 12 hour answer.
looking at cell 'C11 ' in the attached worksheet, I currently have the formula
=IF(C13=0,","SUM(C9C8)) The reason for this is to make it look tidy by having blank cells until a calculation is needed,, My problem is, If someone just comes in for the morning one day for instance 8am to 12 noon then they won't have lunch, but C11 will show 12:00
Can I put another formula into C11 to tell it not to deduct C8 from C9 until a time is put into C9.
The following is the sort of thing (many variations) I have been trying but because I'm hopeless at formulas I'm not having any success
Thanks
=IF(C13=0,","SUM(C9C8))OR,IF(C9,ISBLANK,"",SUM(C9C8)
On the attached timesheet there are columns IN, OUT, IN,OUT
The lunch time is worked out by deducting 'C8 from C9' and this works fine when all 'IN, OUT' cells are filled in but for some reason when just the first two cells are filled in it gives a 12 hour answer.
looking at cell 'C11 ' in the attached worksheet, I currently have the formula
=IF(C13=0,","SUM(C9C8)) The reason for this is to make it look tidy by having blank cells until a calculation is needed,, My problem is, If someone just comes in for the morning one day for instance 8am to 12 noon then they won't have lunch, but C11 will show 12:00
Can I put another formula into C11 to tell it not to deduct C8 from C9 until a time is put into C9.
The following is the sort of thing (many variations) I have been trying but because I'm hopeless at formulas I'm not having any success
Thanks
=IF(C13=0,","SUM(C9C8))OR,IF(C9,ISBLANK,"",SUM(C9C8)
I am trying to figure out how to write a formula to figure out production cycle time.
We will be building 8 "widgets" a day.
We will work 10 hours a day.
There is a 20 minute break at 9:20 am.
Production shuts down for lunch 30 minutes for lunch at 12:30.
Production starts at 6:00 am.
Here is what I can do.
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My problem is when I am trying to use a logical "IF' statement to account for the 20 minute break or lunch and still calculate the end of each cycle time through the day I receive a number of error messages.
This is the formula I am trying to make work. I have the cell the formula is in, formatted with a "mm,ss" format.
=(IF(D4+G1/1440>9:20,(D4+G1)/24,(D4+G1+15)/1440))
I have included an attachment to help (a picture is worth a thousand words).
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I have bought a number of books in an attempt to figure this out, and I am still stumped
We will be building 8 "widgets" a day.
We will work 10 hours a day.
There is a 20 minute break at 9:20 am.
Production shuts down for lunch 30 minutes for lunch at 12:30.
Production starts at 6:00 am.
Here is what I can do.
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If we start at 6:00 am, the first scheduled cycle completion time = TIME(6,0,0+71.25/1440)
My problem is when I am trying to use a logical "IF' statement to account for the 20 minute break or lunch and still calculate the end of each cycle time through the day I receive a number of error messages.
This is the formula I am trying to make work. I have the cell the formula is in, formatted with a "mm,ss" format.
=(IF(D4+G1/1440>9:20,(D4+G1)/24,(D4+G1+15)/1440))
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I have attached a sample file.
Thanks in advance for your help.
I have a file that has 8 sheets. the first seven sheets are the days of the week and the 8th sheet is where I want to calculate the hours.
The days of the week consists of "Name" "Date" Hours"
The 8th sheet consists of "Name", "Days of the week in their own column (7 columns in total)", "Total Hours" and "Total Days Worked"
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I have attached a sample file.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Im very familiar with how to write a macro to automatically autofilter a list based upon a Cell Value (i.e. Range =(A1)...etc.).... but what I cannot figure out how to correctly write is a way to have Excel automatically autofilter a list for any row that CONTAINS the Cell Value, instead of just the exact value.
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Thanks!!!
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a) is this possible?
If not, I'd like to know also so I can stop attempting to guess (;
Thanks!!!
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I noticed the row numbers are all blue now. What does it mean? (This could be the answer..:P)
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I have to free the first two lines in all the tabs except the first one.
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Code:
But in this I have to change the Active Worksheets in VBA, Which I want to avoid.
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Something like
Code:
My excel file will contain more than one tab.
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I tried the following code.
Code:
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Something like
Code:
xlsobj.Worksheets(1).Rows("1:2").FreezePanes = True
Good afternoon!
I'm working with Excel 2003 sp 3 on Windows xp.
I have been banging my head trying to jar loose the formula to calculate man days where 1 equals 8 hours. I have one that was given to me by a coworker:
=INT(Q3/8)+(((Q3/8)(INT(Q3/8)))*0.8)
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Total = 41 man days and 1 hour
I have also been asked if there was a way for a number to be entered into a spreadsheet and automatically put in order without a macro or "pushing a button".
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Happy New Year!
~ Brenda ~
I'm working with Excel 2003 sp 3 on Windows xp.
I have been banging my head trying to jar loose the formula to calculate man days where 1 equals 8 hours. I have one that was given to me by a coworker:
=INT(Q3/8)+(((Q3/8)(INT(Q3/8)))*0.8)
That calculates man days from total hours. I need a formula that will total man days and return the man day answer. Example:
weekending 12/25 = 16.2 which is 16 man days and 2 hours
weekending 1/1 = 24.7 which is 24 man days and 7 hours
Total = 41 man days and 1 hour
I have also been asked if there was a way for a number to be entered into a spreadsheet and automatically put in order without a macro or "pushing a button".
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Happy New Year!
~ Brenda ~
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I have the below code which deletes all items from a listbox and my excel sheet which is the source for populating that listbox. I am using a option button style for my listbox and the selection style as single .i.e. you can select only one item at one go in the lisbox. I want my macro to delete the selected item from my worksheet .i.e. it's entire row so that it doesn't reflect in my lisbox any more. Below is my code :
Code:
Thanks a lot for your help in advance.
I have the below code which deletes all items from a listbox and my excel sheet which is the source for populating that listbox. I am using a option button style for my listbox and the selection style as single .i.e. you can select only one item at one go in the lisbox. I want my macro to delete the selected item from my worksheet .i.e. it's entire row so that it doesn't reflect in my lisbox any more. Below is my code :
Code:
Private Sub CommandButton2_Click() 'REMOVE SELECTION Dim I As Long With ListBox1 For I = .ListCount  1 To 0 Step 1 If .Selected(I) Then .RemoveItem I Sheets("URL List").Rows(I + 2).EntireRow.Delete End If Next I End With End Sub
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Code:
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Code:
Sub DoBrowse1() Dim ie As Object Set ie = CreateObject("Internetexplorer.Application") ie.Visible = True ie.Navigate "google.com" End Sub
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I have searched online and in help but can't seem to find the best solution...
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Hello, I'm trying to count the number of times a name appears across multiple worksheets but I can't seem to figure it out.
I have 6 sheets to count and all the names are in column A (from A1:A100) on each sheet. The names are not in a particular order.
On sheet 7 I want to have a cell beside each persons name that counts the number of times their name appeared on the other 6 sheets.
For example Sheet 7 (called total) would have
Joe 5 (where 5 is the outcome of the formula I'm looking for to count all the times "Joe" appears on sheets 16).
I have it counting per sheet with =COUNTIF(A1:A130,"name") but this is not quite what I am looking for.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Edit: I am using Excel 2007 w/ windows XP
I have 6 sheets to count and all the names are in column A (from A1:A100) on each sheet. The names are not in a particular order.
On sheet 7 I want to have a cell beside each persons name that counts the number of times their name appeared on the other 6 sheets.
For example Sheet 7 (called total) would have
Joe 5 (where 5 is the outcome of the formula I'm looking for to count all the times "Joe" appears on sheets 16).
I have it counting per sheet with =COUNTIF(A1:A130,"name") but this is not quite what I am looking for.
Thanks in advance for any advice.
Edit: I am using Excel 2007 w/ windows XP
In Excel there is a difference between cells that are blank (= "") and that are empty. You can make blank cells empty by selecting them and pressing the delete key, but I need a fast way to do this on all blank cells in a large worksheet. The only way I have found is with a VBA macro that loops through every cell, tests for '.Value = "" ' and then uses the '.Clear()' function, but doing this on 30 columns x 10000 rows is far too slow. Any solutions?
(The reason I need to do this is for importing into Access, the database treats empty cells as NULL which is what I want. Blank (but not empty) cells screw the import process up.)
(The reason I need to do this is for importing into Access, the database treats empty cells as NULL which is what I want. Blank (but not empty) cells screw the import process up.)