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Excel - repeat entries until a fixed number is reached.

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Hi all,

I have a fixed number in cell B1.

How do i repeat values (starting at A5) until the fixed value in cell B1 is reached?

Thanks in advance.

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Question by:Go-Bruins
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by:Missus Miss_Sellaneus
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Type the first date into A5.

Put this formula into A6.
=IF(A5<A$5+B$1-1,A5+1,"")

 Copy the formula down as far as you may need to go (the maximum number):
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Format the cells as Date.
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by:Go-Bruins
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Thank you, but there is one thing i forgot the mention:

The value in B1 ("Number of times to repeat") could be zero. In this case, there would be nothing in cell A5.

Sorry for the confusion.
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by:Missus Miss_Sellaneus
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What determines the first date? Is it always 1/1/16? The first date of the current year?
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Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj) earned 300 total points
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Try this....

In A5
=IF($B$1="","",DATE(2016,1,1))

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Change the date as per your requirement.

In A6
=IF(OR(A5="",ROWS(A$6:A6)>$B$1-1),"",A5+1)

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and copy down.
And of course format the column A as Date.
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by:Go-Bruins
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Hi,

Assuming B1 is not Zero, the first date in A5 would be today's date + 30 days.
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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In that case, change the formula in A5 with the following one.....

=IF($B$1="","",TODAY()+30)

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by:Go-Bruins
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Worked great! Thank you.
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by:Subodh Tiwari (Neeraj)
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You're welcome. Glad to help.
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