Solved

Find last number in column and calculate %

Posted on 2013-02-05
221 Views
Hi,
I am helping someone with a worksheet and he has a column of numbers that add to a total and then calculates a % of the total from the new number.
Right now, he has to change the formula each time to capture the new number he enters.
Here is a sample file.
Find-last-value-and-subtract---s.xlsx
0
Question by:jconnelley44

LVL 23

Accepted Solution

NBVC earned 500 total points
ID: 38855848
Try:

=SUM(A2-LOOKUP(10^10,A:A))/A2
0

LVL 50

Expert Comment

ID: 38855857
....although you don't really need SUM function - try

=1-LOOKUP(10^10,A:A)/A2

regards, barry
0

Author Closing Comment

ID: 38855874
That is excellent!  Thanks so much!
0

Featured Post

What is a Form List Box? (skip if you know this) The forms List Box is the alternative to the ActiveX list box. If you are using excel 2007, you first make sure you have a developer tab (click the Orb)->"Excel Options"->Popular->"Show Developer tab…
Improved? Move/Copy Add-in Replacement - How to avoid the annoying, “A formula or sheet you want to move or copy contains the name XXX, which already exists on the destination worksheet.” David Miller (dlmille)  It was one of those days… I wa…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use longer labels with horizontal bar charts instead of the vertical column chart.
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to create pivot charts out of a data set. I also added a drop-down menu which allows to choose from different categories in the data set and the chart will automatically update.