We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

manipulating a column in excel based on another column

jamesmetcalf74
on
65 Views
Last Modified: 2015-08-12
i have two columns

a' column is a new monthly read value compared to the previous read which is in column b'
example
                           a                                      b
100 (gallons feb Usage)                        120 (gallons march usage)

unfortunately the two reading systems mutlipliers by gallons were not identical   (one system read in feb, a different one ran in march)

so system a might read 100 gallons as '1'   where as system b might read 100 gallons as '100'

I need excel to compare the value in column a to column b and create and manipulate column a's value.

example

a                                    b                              c(newly created value by adding two zero's based on comparing a & b)
100                             120000                     100000                      (it took the extra two zero's it identified by comparing a to b and added them
                                                                                                         to column a's value and placed the result in c.


does this make any sense to anyone?
Comment
Watch Question
Social distance; Wear a mask; Don't touch your face; Wash your hands for 20 seconds
CERTIFIED EXPERT
Top Expert 2014
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 4 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE