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i have a set of data that looks like this
it represents events per minute
evttyp      station                  hour          minute     events
30      STAT0102      3      9      15      2
30      STAT0102      3      9      16      3
30      STAT0102      3      9      17      8
30      STAT0102      3      9      20      10
30      STAT0102      3      9      21      2
30      STAT0102      3      9      22      1
30      STAT0102      3      9      25      6
30      STAT0102      3      9      26      3
30      STAT0102      3      10      4      3
30      STAT0102      3      10      5      5
30      STAT0102      3      10      6      10
30      STAT0102      3      10      7      1
30      STAT0102      3      10      12      1
30      STAT0102      3      10      13      4
30      STAT0102      3      10      14      3
30      STAT0102      3      10      15      8
30      STAT0102      3      10      16      10
30      STAT0102      3      10      17      11
30      STAT0102      3      10      18      5
30      STAT0102      3      10      19      3
30      STAT0102      3      10      20      2
30      STAT0102      3      10      29      1



i need it to show the gaps where there are no events in a given minute or series of minutes
so i need
30      STAT0102      3      9      15      2
30      STAT0102      3      9      16      3
30      STAT0102      3      9      17      8
30      STAT0102      3      9      18      0
30      STAT0102      3      9      19      0
30      STAT0102      3      9      20      10
30      STAT0102      3      9      21      2
30      STAT0102      3      9      22      1
30      STAT0102      3      9      23      0
30      STAT0102      3      9      24      0
30      STAT0102      3      9      25      6
30      STAT0102      3      9      26      3
30      STAT0102      3      9      27      0
30      STAT0102      3      9      28      0
30      STAT0102      3      9      29      0
30      STAT0102      3      9      30      0
...
...
30      STAT0102      3      10      1      0
30      STAT0102      3      10      2      0
30      STAT0102      3      10      3      0
30      STAT0102      3      10      4      3
30      STAT0102      3      10      5      0
30      STAT0102      3      10      6      0

and so on.
is there a way to do this in xcell.....   or do i just need to do it programaticaly.
i was hoping to be able to cut and past the raw data to the Spread sheet and have the
resulting data populate out....
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Saqib Husain, Syed earned 2000 total points
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I think you would have to do a VBA program. Do you want to have one or would you do it yourself?
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that's wht I kind of figured.

I am working on one now.
as a sql SP
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by:CASorter
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you were correct, I needed to do it programmatically, it wasn't that hard, just wanted to see if it could be done with excel.....

thanks for the pointer.
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