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# Excel question

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28 Mar 2008, 08:51
Id figure id post this question here.

Does anybody know how to refer to all previous columns?

For instance, say im in (F16), I want that cell to return 0 if any other previous column
(A16:E16) is greater than 0.

Thanks!

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28 Mar 2008, 09:24
=if(sum(a16:e16)>0,0,**value you want if the sum is less than zero**)

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28 Mar 2008, 09:26
cool thanks

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29 Mar 2008, 18:06
i'm taking an entire class on getting excel to do stuff like that - it's a bit of a pain, but such a good learning experience. Soon, my i-banker friends will have nothing on my excel skills! I am currently the proud parent of a very smoking pivot table.

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29 Mar 2008, 18:45
a course in Excel definitely pays dividends...

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30 Mar 2008, 02:37
This wasn't the question, but my inner excel nerd can't help it....

If the cells contained text and not numbers and you wanted to see if any of the cells were nonblank, you could use the following (just fyi in case it came up):

if(or(a1<>"",b1<>""c1<>"",d1<>"",e1<>"")),"nonblank","blank") or whatever other description you wanted to replace...

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31 Mar 2008, 11:46
Learn to use shortcut keys for Excel. Don't be addicted to your mouse, it will save you a ton of time!

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01 Apr 2008, 20:41
aaudetat wrote:
i'm taking an entire class on getting excel to do stuff like that - it's a bit of a pain, but such a good learning experience. Soon, my i-banker friends will have nothing on my excel skills! I am currently the proud parent of a very smoking pivot table.

Is this a class at Fuqua or an online class? I want to work on this before I get to b-school and will probably just grab a book off amazon. The two books I am currently thinking about are "Principles of Finance with Excel" by Simon Benninga and "Business Analysis with Microsoft Excel" by Conrad Carlberg. Does anyone have any experience with these books, or others that they recommend?

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01 Apr 2008, 21:10
forcefeed wrote:
aaudetat wrote:
i'm taking an entire class on getting excel to do stuff like that - it's a bit of a pain, but such a good learning experience. Soon, my i-banker friends will have nothing on my excel skills! I am currently the proud parent of a very smoking pivot table.

Is this a class at Fuqua or an online class? I want to work on this before I get to b-school and will probably just grab a book off amazon. The two books I am currently thinking about are "Principles of Finance with Excel" by Simon Benninga and "Business Analysis with Microsoft Excel" by Conrad Carlberg. Does anyone have any experience with these books, or others that they recommend?

it's a class at fuqua. our instructor has a list of her favorite excel books - i will check it out and post here.

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03 Apr 2008, 08:19
We have a 'Training the Street' seminar this weekend. A 2 day 16 hour intensive modeling
workshop. I'm looking forward to it, but at the same time, somewhat fearful

Though it seems every job I've interviewed for be it strategy, finance, or marketing i've
been asked about my excel modeling experience, which to date is minimal.

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06 Apr 2008, 16:19
Does anyone know VBA for Excel?

I'm supposed to make a VBA function of my choosing. Here's what I've got:

(column A)
Euros
.5
78
234
etc

(Column B)
Dollars
this is where I put my formula, which will refer to my function.

I just don't really get how the VBA view/function and the excel formula relate.

Can anyone help? (Please don't just post an answer, but explain what's going on.)

thanks
aau

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