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I am in need of a more complicated formula.  I have updated a few things in the spreadsheet, so I am attaching the new one so you can understand what I am trying to ask.  I need Cell C16 in the Report tab to equal the amount of interest paid for the payment made on the "today's payment."  In the Data tab that would be any time that the "Interest Accrual Account" column goes from one $0.00 to the next $0.00.  For example: the payment on 11/18/2011, the interest paid would be the sum of Cell G62:G64.  But if we make payments on different dates, we would need the range of the interest to also change respectively.  Is there such a formula??
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Insert the following formula in cell C16:
=INDEX(Data!$B$16:$K$11015,MATCH(A16,$B$16:$B$11015,0)+7,6)+(INDEX(Data!$B$16:$K$11015,MATCH(A16,$B$16:$B$11015,0)+6,7))

This adds the interest on that payment date and the Accrued Interest up to that date (one day earlier, one column to the right).

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Whoops...here is the corrected formula...I was referencing the incorrect range above.

=INDEX(Data!$B$16:$K$11015,MATCH(A16,Data!$B$16:$B$11015,0),6)+(INDEX(Data!$B$16:$K$11015,MATCH(A16,Data!$B$16:$B$11015,0)-1,7))
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That almost worked the way i needed it to.  It needs to add one more line in the interest column to the total.  Also, when I changed the start date and end date in the report, it doesn't work properly.
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The sum of values in cells G62:G64 on the "Data" sheet equals $102.76.  The above formula returns that value also (no other values changed).  Isn't that the correct result for 11/18?  For additional checks, I find that the value for 11/15 payment is $482.41

When I changed the End Date (cell B22 on the Report sheet), that only affected the output on the bottom. I'm not sure I understand why it would need to change the value in C16.

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whoops, my bad i was trying to do too many things at once.  i think what you gave me works correctly.  I greatly appreciate the help.  i think i just miscalculated, probably from staring at spreadsheets all day.
thanks again
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Okay...let me know if you need any other assistance.  I'm offline for the next few hours, but will check back later.
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Hi binaryman101....did you have a chance to review my proposed solution again?  If so - and if it appears correct - please acknowledge.  Thanks! -Glenn
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much obliged...worked great
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