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Excel: GROWTH with Inverted Column

Posted on 2010-09-08
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I have the following column of numbers in F12:F18:

99.49
95.09
103.93
99.11
99.07
96.65
97.94

How do I construct a formula that effectively gives me =GROWTH(F18:F12)?

Best wishes,

John
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by:Patrick Matthews
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Simply select G12:G18, enter this formula:

=GROWTH(F12:F18)

and instead of hitting Enter, hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter (thus making it an array formula).

Excel will display it as:

{=GROWTH(F12:F18)}
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Formatting to two decimal places, the above returns:

Original      Growth
99.49       99.38
95.09       99.16
103.93       98.94
99.11       98.72
99.07       98.50
96.65       98.28
97.94       98.06
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Patrick

Thanks for the prompt reply.

Unfortunately, I do not want to create a new column, just a single result in G12. Forgive my ignorance, GROWTH(99.49, 95.09, 103.93, 99.11, 99.07, 96.65, 97.94) = 99.38, but GROWTH(97.94, 96.65, 99.07,, 99.11, 103.93, 95.09, 99.49) = 98.07 - I want the latter. Please advise?

Best wishes,

John
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I see now what you meant by "inverted".

As far as I know, you will either have to use a "helper" column, or use VBA to accomplish the inversion.  For example:

1) Put this formula in G12...

=INDEX($F$12:$F$18,COUNT($F$12:$F$18)-ROW(G1)+1)

2) Copy that through G18

3) In another cell, enter the formula...

=GROWTH(G12:G18)
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Using VBA, I created the function below, which is intended to return an array that is the "reverse" of the range fed in.  It only works properly if the range has:

1) 1 column and 2+ rows OR
2) 2+ columns and 1 row OR
3) a single cell

I then got the expected result with:

=GROWTH(ReverseRange(F12:F18))



Function ReverseRange(rng As Range) As Variant
    
    Dim arr() As Variant
    Dim Counter As Long
    
    If rng.Rows.Count > 1 Then
        ReDim arr(1 To rng.Rows.Count, 1 To 1) As Variant
        For Counter = 1 To rng.Cells.Count
            arr(rng.Cells.Count - Counter + 1, 1) = rng.Cells(Counter)
        Next
    ElseIf rng.Columns.Count > 1 Then
        ReDim arr(1 To 1, 1 To rng.Columns.Count) As Variant
        For Counter = 1 To rng.Cells.Count
            arr(1, rng.Cells.Count - Counter + 1) = rng.Cells(Counter)
        Next
    Else
        ReDim arr(1 To 1) As Variant
        arr(1) = rng.Cells(1)
    End If
    
    ReverseRange = arr
    
End Function

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I like this version much better.  Handles ranges with >1 row and >1 column, and is simpler.

=GROWTH(ReverseRange(F12:F18)) still works.
Function ReverseRange(rng As Range) As Variant
    
    Dim arr() As Variant
    Dim Counter1 As Long
    Dim Counter2 As Long
    
    ReDim arr(1 To rng.Rows.Count, 1 To rng.Columns.Count) As Variant
    
    For Counter1 = 1 To rng.Rows.Count
        For Counter2 = 1 To rng.Columns.Count
            arr(rng.Rows.Count - Counter1 + 1, rng.Columns.Count - Counter2 + 1) = rng(Counter1, Counter2)
        Next
    Next
    
    ReverseRange = arr
    
End Function

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by:jfdinneen
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Patrick,

Excellent result. Thanks for the benefit of your expertise.

Best wishes,

John
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