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Excel: VBA Routine To List Table Of Combinations

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Given the following input data (cells L8:Q8): 1, 1, 2, 1, 5, 3
I would like a VBA routine to list all combinations in a table beginning at cell S8, as follows:
1      1      1      1      1      1
1      1      1      1      1      2
1      1      1      1      1      3
1      1      1      1      1      1,2
1      1      1      1      1      1,3
1      1      1      1      1      2,3
1      1      1      1      1      1,2,3
1      1      2      1      1      1
1      1      2      1      1      2
1      1      2      1      1      3
1      1      2      1      1      1,2
1      1      2      1      1      1,3
1      1      2      1      1      2,3
1      1      2      1      1      1,2,3
...

Please advise?

Best wishes,

John
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by:pari123
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can you attach a file? your question doesn't seem too clear as to what do you want in Column S.
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Can you elaborate, don't really follow what you are doing?
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As requested...

Best wishes,

John
 EE-Q-26839515.xlsm
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Hi,

I am still not getting it... whats the difference between Input, Listing and Combinations? Can you please explain once more? thanks!
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For example, under heading 'F', the Input is 3 objects in bin 'F', the Listing is simply the nominal tags of those same objects (1,2,3), and the Combination is the power set (minus empty set) of the listed objects iterated across all power sets of the othe bins ({1} {2} {3} {1,2} {1,3} {2,3} {1,2,3}).

Best wishes,

John
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Hi John

I think this is what you mean (see attached file).  If you copy and paste the code into another workbook you will also need to copy the c_Bin class module.

It took me a while to figure out iterating through the possibilities but it was a good puzzle. Changing the quantity of bins shouldn't be a problem though. It should cope with that fine.

If its not quite what you are after let me know. Or if you want help understanding the class module.

Best regards

Rowan
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by:jfdinneen
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Thanks Rowan.

Excellent solution. I have a related problem that I will post later today which I would like you to review.

Best wishes,

John
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Rowan,

Is it possible to have the listing as per my original question? Also, the related problem is posted as Q26845042.

Best wishes,

John
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You'll have to explain that a bit?
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