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Saturday, December 17, 2011
yogi_Put Computed results In Appropriate Brown Colored Cells Using Cross Reference Type Checks
Yogi Anand, D.Eng, P.E.Google Spreadsheet www.energyefficientbuild.com user grebarton said: Using cross reference type checks to return data in appropriate cells I am trying to use a spreadsheet to return various parts of information.
For example we work in steel and know that:
Part 1 needs to be made up of 100mm of Steel A, 200mm of Steel B and 2x50mm of steel C,
Part 2 needs to be made up of 200mm of Steel A, 200mm of Steel B and 30mm of Steel D.
I have used a basic VLOOKUP function to return results however have only got the result back where if we input in cell A2 Part 1 it will return the different steel types, with lengths and quantities in a suitable column.
I cannot seem to plan out the best way of doing this.
For example if it would be best have have a list of the different Steel types across the columns (allowing room for lengths and quantities) and the Parts on the rows However I am still unsure how to return the results.
Type Part Qty Steel A Steel B Steel C
Part 1 10 200 10 200 10 50 20
Part 2 10 200 10 200 10 30 10
The actual data to link to will be stored elsewhere within the worksheet.
However we would also want a further basic function built in showing if we wanted 20 x Part 1 in total it would actually take this into account when telling us how many of Steel A to cut to 200mm.