I want to populate some cells given certain condition. The thing is, I have no idea how to do this with just formulas (can’t use macros or the sort).
Anyways, here’s my workbook, with its **sheets**:
**Sheet1** TASK Week Test 1 Test2 1 Test3 1 Test4 2 Test5 3 Test6 2 Test7 **Sheet2** Week 2 TASK Test4 Test6
What I’ve been trying to do is:
- Populate Sheet2 tasks based on the week chosen.
- If I choose week #2 (in Sheet2), it should populate the task list (on the same sheet) with the tasks from Sheet1 that have that week number.
For example, right now it is (hypothetically) already loading tasks with a week == 2.
Any doubt, just let me know! I hope I made my issue clear.
Thank you very much in advance!
Okay, I found a better solution. This one requires an extra helper column on Sheet2, but it at least returns a compact list of matches (no weird spacing).
On Sheet2, in the first row of your list of matches (A3 in this example) enter the following:
In the adjacent cell in the next column (B3 here) enter the following:
where 2 is the week # you are matching.
In the next row enter the following formulas (in A4 and B4 respectively):
You can fill down this row of formulas as far as you like.
Here’s the first way to do this I thought of. There are probably better, more elegant solutions, but I thought I’d share.
If you know the total number of tasks in your list on Sheet1, say n, you can do the following:
- On Sheet 2 where you want your list of matching tasks, select from A4 (or whatever you want the top of your list to be) down to A(4+n-1). So for your sample data, select A4:A10
Without changing the selection, type the following formula:
where 2 is the week # you want to match.
- Enter the formula by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Enter.