troubleshooting Question

Autofilling a numeric time code corresponding to a date?

Avatar of Connor Queen
Connor Queen asked on
Microsoft Excel
18 Comments1 Solution67 ViewsLast Modified:
Relative excel novice here, just learning proper vba script.

I have a work sheet with student scores across various competencies over time. I'm sorting the data
preparing ultimately to run a factor analyses / create a MTMM.

My sheet has 80,000 rows from all testing so the manual sort isn't going to work. I have the date at which each
student was tested but need to assign a number code (time 1, 2, 3 etc) for each student based on when their
first testing session was to their last. The issue is that when I autofill it does a series fill the whole way down or
just a straight copy. I need it to start back at 1 for each new student as it fills down the row i.e.:

Student    time
1                   1
1                   2
1                   3
2                   1
2                   2
2                   3
2                   4
n                  n

Problem being not all students were testing same number of times, there is lots of variance.

Any help is greatly appreciate, thank you very much.
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 1 Answer and 18 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 18 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros