In this article, we will learn How to Fix value after every 3 columns in Excel.
In simple words, while working with column filled data. Sometimes, we need to fix the values after every n columns. We need to fix a value after every given number of times. See the below formula to calculate using the formula.
How to solve the problem?
For this article we will be needing the use the following functions:
Now we will make a formula out of these functions. Here we will give the row and we need to place values after every n times, n is given with number.
|=IF( MOD( COLUMN( cell ) - 1 , n ) = 0 , fixed_value ,50)|
Cell : where formula is used
fixed_value : fixed value in cell
50 : rest values.
All of these might be confusing to understand. So, let's test this formula via running it on the example shown below. Here we have fixed value and a value of n as 4 i.e. fixed value occurs at every 4th column.
|=IF( MOD( COLUMN(E5) - 1 , 4 ) = 0 , $A$2 , 50 )|
E5 : cell where formula is used
-1 : offset value, number of columns between the left of the sheet to the cell used.
4 : after every n columns, n = 4
$A$2 : fixed value "NA" in A2 cell. ($A$2 cell freezes the cell when formula extended to other cells)
Here the array to the function is given as cell_reference. Press Enter to get the column values.
The formula returns 50, as it is only 1st cell for the range. Here -1 is the offset value. Use Ctrl + R to copy the formula from one cell to other along the columns.
Here we have the fixed value after every 4 columns. This function is usually used to construct a structure where known values should be there. Like taking a attendance of class in school, marking P where present and sundays at the interval of 7 as Sunday (fixed value at each interval of 7) and leaves or absentees can be marked manually.
As you can see from the above formula returns an array of values with condition having Fixed value after every n columns. Here are some observational results using the above formula used.
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