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Need help working calculations in Excel Spread sheet!!

Posted on 2011-09-14
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Hello, what I am trying to do is figure out if there is a easy way to automate calculations in a excel spread sheet. Basically I download a sheet from a website, I can’t control what the download contains or the order or anything like that, I just have to take it like it is. So what I need to do is take the numbers that are in each row, for each item, let’s say each item has 4 rows, 1 for sale amount of the item and 3 for different fee’s, what I need to do is calculate the price after the fee’s have been subtracted. I use Excel 2007 and 2003, either one will work if that matters.

So instead of 4 rows that say 100, 10, 5 and 5 I need one row that says 80. I can filter and delete the extra rows if need be but I just need to narrow it down to the amount after fee’s have been taken out. Once I get to that point I have a SQL query that will import it into a Access database and update the inventory records.

Below is a example and I also attached a spread sheet, 4 items with 4 rows each, ideally it would be great if there was a way to automate calculating each item and then creating or editing an existing row with the amount after fees are taken out.

Please let me know if there is a way to make this work. I have never written a macro or gotten really in depth with the functionality of Excel so any help is appreciated.

Thanks,


Date      Inventory Number      Amount      Details
9/14/2011      E1      100      Sales amount of item
9/14/2011      E1      10      Fee 1
9/14/2011      E1      5      Fee 2
9/14/2011      E1      5      Fee 3
9/15/2011      E2      200      Sales amount of item
9/15/2011      E2      20      Fee 1
9/15/2011      E2      5      Fee 2
9/15/2011      E2      5      Fee 3
9/16/2011      E3      300      Sales amount of item
9/16/2011      E3      30      Fee 1
9/16/2011      E3      5      Fee 2
9/16/2011      E3      5      Fee 3
9/17/2011      E4      400      Sales amount of item
9/17/2011      E4      40      Fee 1
9/17/2011      E4      5      Fee 2
9/17/2011      E4      5      Fee 3

Example-Sheet1.xls
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by:als315
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If you will import data into Access why not to do this work there? It will be very simple query. Sales amount - Sum(Fee)
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This is query for Access (link your excel file as table Sheet1):
SELECT Sheet1.Date, Sheet1.[Inventory Number], Sum(IIf([Sheet1]![Details] Like "Sales*",[Sheet1]![Amount],-[Sheet1]![Amount])) AS [Amount-Fee]
FROM Sheet1
GROUP BY Sheet1.Date, Sheet1.[Inventory Number];

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If it's always 4 rows with the value of the last 3 deducted from the first then you can do this in Excel. In E2 put this formula

=C2-SUM(C3:C5)

Now leave E3:E5 blank but select all 4 cells E2:E5. Now put the cursor on bottom right of E5 until you see a black "+", now double-click and that pattern is copied all the way down your data

regards, barry
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by:barry houdini
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After following those instruction the sheet will look like the attached - it's as easy to do for 1000 rows as for 20...

barry
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by:Rob Henson
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Barry,

For variable rows, how about SUMPRODUCT with Inventory ID, Sales* & Fee* as the variables.

Thanks
Rob H
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by:REIUSA
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I'm curious if that would work too?
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by:REIUSA
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Thanks for the help everyone. I'm starting this project soon.
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