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In Excel, I need write a formula in column L to get a data from Column A:

Cell L1 = A1
Cell L2 = A4
Cell L3 = A7
Cell L4 = A10
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Any formula I can use in Column L?
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Question by:jjxia2001
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by:NBVC
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Try:

=INDEX(A:A,3*(ROWS($A$1:A1)-1)+1)

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by:convergint
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I assume there must be something more than just getting a value from another cell?  The formula is just ={cell}

Ie, in Cell L1 the formula is just =A1

If you have a text value that needs to be converted to a number you use =Value(A1)

If you are skipping to every third cell, Excel is smart enough if you drag copy the formula down.
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by:jjxia2001
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convergint,

I'm skipping to every third cell.  After making several ones, I highlighted those and drag the formula down, but it didn't work.  Do you know why?
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by:NBVC
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Did you try my formula?  It should do as you required.
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by:jjxia2001
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NB_VC,

I tried and it didn't work.  I attach the file, and could you put the formula into cells Z5-Z51?  Thanks!
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by:NBVC
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Don't see the attachment....
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by:jjxia2001
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here it is.
sample.xls
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Slight adjustment to offset the 8 cells from row 1.,


=INDEX(R:R,4*(ROWS(R$8:R8)-1)+8)

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Works!  Thanks!
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