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# How to find offset value based on a letter

Using Excel 2003... I have an order number (Ex 36146) and I've setup a "key" on a spread sheet to convert a number into a letter. So the key is:

1 = A

2 = B

3= C

.....

0 = J

I would like to have excel convert 36146 to letters and I've done that with 6 cells using offset.

Two things I would like to change:

1. Instead of having 6 cells a single cell with the order number 36146 and have excel convert to letters (CFADF)

2. Reverse the result, in that if a user enters CFADF Excel will find the order number (36146).

Please see attached file.... is this possible?

Thank you.

Order-To-Alpha.xls

1 = A

2 = B

3= C

.....

0 = J

I would like to have excel convert 36146 to letters and I've done that with 6 cells using offset.

Two things I would like to change:

1. Instead of having 6 cells a single cell with the order number 36146 and have excel convert to letters (CFADF)

2. Reverse the result, in that if a user enters CFADF Excel will find the order number (36146).

Please see attached file.... is this possible?

Thank you.

Order-To-Alpha.xls

ASKER

Thanks but I am getting an error of #NAME? (I'm using Excel 2003)

Sample you provided doesn't have error. Please upload the workbook, which has error

ASKER

I'm getting the error when I implement your solution AND with your workbook.

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ASKER

Holly cow never knew of that function... so easy thanks!

Holly cow never knew of that functionYou never heard of them because I wrote them using VBA. Go to Visual Basic by pressing Alt+f11 and then in the "Project - VBAProject" window expand "Modules" and select "Module1". You'll then see the two UDFs (User Defined Functions).

In any case you're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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ASKER

Yup was just noticing... but its so simple love it thanks! Nice code.

Try below for Numeric to Alpha in D3 and drag across:

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And for Alpha to Numeric try below in D8 and drag across:Open in new window

Check attached...Order-To-Alpha_v1.xlsx