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Lisab External
Since: Jun 28, 2007 Posts: 6

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:04 pm Post subject: How to apply the same formula to an entire column Archived from groups: microsoft>public>excel>newusers (more info?) 


I have a sheet that has over 6,000 rows (data transfered from an access table)
I have added a column
In the new column I want the formula to be =A3=B3 which will result in True
or False and in the next row it want it to be =A4=B4 then the next row should
be =A5=B5 and so on
How do I apply this formula to the entire column without having to go from
row to row inputting the same formula? 

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Peo Sjoblom External
Since: Sep 15, 2003 Posts: 2970

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:11 pm Post subject: Re: How to apply the same formula to an entire column Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?) 


Make sure you use an adjacent column which I believe you do, so in C3 put
=A3=B3
press enter, select C3 again, move the cursor with the mouse to the lower
right corner of C3, and when the thick cross changes into a thin cross
double click and you will automatically copy down the formula to the end of
the data in columns A and B

Regards,
Peo Sjoblom
"Lisab" wrote in message
>I have a sheet that has over 6,000 rows (data transfered from an access
>table)
>
> I have added a column
>
> In the new column I want the formula to be =A3=B3 which will result in
> True
> or False and in the next row it want it to be =A4=B4 then the next row
> should
> be =A5=B5 and so on
>
> How do I apply this formula to the entire column without having to go from
> row to row inputting the same formula? 

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Elkar External
Since: Mar 07, 2006 Posts: 605

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:12 pm Post subject: RE: How to apply the same formula to an entire column Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?) 


Just copy and paste.
Enter your formula in the first row. Then Copy that formula. Select your
range of cells to copy to. Then Paste. Excel will automatically increment
the cell references in the formula.
HTH,
Elkar
"Lisab" wrote:
> I have a sheet that has over 6,000 rows (data transfered from an access table)
>
> I have added a column
>
> In the new column I want the formula to be =A3=B3 which will result in True
> or False and in the next row it want it to be =A4=B4 then the next row should
> be =A5=B5 and so on
>
> How do I apply this formula to the entire column without having to go from
> row to row inputting the same formula? 

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Lisab External
Since: Jun 28, 2007 Posts: 6

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:24 pm Post subject: Re: How to apply the same formula to an entire column Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?) 


Thanks!
"Peo Sjoblom" wrote:
> Make sure you use an adjacent column which I believe you do, so in C3 put
>
> =A3=B3
>
> press enter, select C3 again, move the cursor with the mouse to the lower
> right corner of C3, and when the thick cross changes into a thin cross
> double click and you will automatically copy down the formula to the end of
> the data in columns A and B
>
>
>
> 
> Regards,
>
> Peo Sjoblom
>
>
>
> "Lisab" wrote in message
>
> >I have a sheet that has over 6,000 rows (data transfered from an access
> >table)
> >
> > I have added a column
> >
> > In the new column I want the formula to be =A3=B3 which will result in
> > True
> > or False and in the next row it want it to be =A4=B4 then the next row
> > should
> > be =A5=B5 and so on
> >
> > How do I apply this formula to the entire column without having to go from
> > row to row inputting the same formula?
>
>
> 

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Lisab External
Since: Jun 28, 2007 Posts: 6

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:26 pm Post subject: RE: How to apply the same formula to an entire column Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?) 


This works too, Thanks! Now I know two ways to do it.
"Elkar" wrote:
> Just copy and paste.
>
> Enter your formula in the first row. Then Copy that formula. Select your
> range of cells to copy to. Then Paste. Excel will automatically increment
> the cell references in the formula.
>
> HTH,
> Elkar
>
>
> "Lisab" wrote:
>
> > I have a sheet that has over 6,000 rows (data transfered from an access table)
> >
> > I have added a column
> >
> > In the new column I want the formula to be =A3=B3 which will result in True
> > or False and in the next row it want it to be =A4=B4 then the next row should
> > be =A5=B5 and so on
> >
> > How do I apply this formula to the entire column without having to go from
> > row to row inputting the same formula? 

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Bernard Liengme External
Since: Jan 27, 2004 Posts: 2613

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 4:34 pm Post subject: Re: How to apply the same formula to an entire column Archived from groups: per prev. post (more info?) 


Want a third way:
Select the range of cells, type the formula, use CTRL+ENTER rather than
simple Enter.
best wishes

Bernard V Liengme
Microsoft Excel MVP
www.stfx.ca/people/bliengme
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"Lisab" wrote in message
> This works too, Thanks! Now I know two ways to do it.
>
> "Elkar" wrote:
>
>> Just copy and paste.
>>
>> Enter your formula in the first row. Then Copy that formula. Select
>> your
>> range of cells to copy to. Then Paste. Excel will automatically
>> increment
>> the cell references in the formula.
>>
>> HTH,
>> Elkar
>>
>>
>> "Lisab" wrote:
>>
>> > I have a sheet that has over 6,000 rows (data transfered from an access
>> > table)
>> >
>> > I have added a column
>> >
>> > In the new column I want the formula to be =A3=B3 which will result in
>> > True
>> > or False and in the next row it want it to be =A4=B4 then the next row
>> > should
>> > be =A5=B5 and so on
>> >
>> > How do I apply this formula to the entire column without having to go
>> > from
>> > row to row inputting the same formula? 

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