March 22, 2004
|Posted: July 22, 2006, 9:20 am - IP Logged|
OK, I'm always playing with numbers but I use pen/paper and get bored before I finish coping the numbers for my latest theory and give up. Sometimes I use Excel for basics but I'm not knowledgeable about formulas. Here is the latest formula I'm looking for:I want to compare the numbers drawn in the US on any given day for the Pick 5 games. I copy/paste the results from LP in excel. Example of one line:
I'm a visual person, so I would like to see some sort of check box for each drawn number, something like this:
|State || Game || Draw Date || Results |
|Arizona||Fantasy 5||Fri, Jul 21, 2006||02-03-08-09-20|
So here is my question: What formula would I use in a cell that would put an X (or any other value) if a number appeared in the Results field? I have played with IF, COUNTIF, TRUE but can’t figure it out. Is this even possible?Thanks in advance for any knowledge you can pass along!
|State || Game || Draw Date || Results ||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
|Arizona||Fantasy 5||Fri, Jul 21, 2006||02-03-08-09-20|| ||X||X|| || || || ||X||X|| |
|California||Fantasy 5||Fri, Jul 21, 2006||01-11-22-23-29||X|| || || || || || || || || |
|Colorado||Cash 5||Fri, Jul 21, 2006||05-20-22-31-32|| || || || ||X|| || || || || |
|Connecticut||Cash 5||Fri, Jul 21, 2006||04-11-22-27-30|| || || ||X|| || || || || || |
|Florida||Fantasy 5||Fri, Jul 21, 2006||06-07-11-18-29|| || || || || ||X||X|| || || |
March 10, 2005
|Posted: July 22, 2006, 11:12 am - IP Logged|
Cool thread. I've seen repeated references to this subject.... hypersonic has done a great deal to try to help people understand the possibilities in the past. You might track down his posts.
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March 24, 2001
|Posted: July 22, 2006, 11:30 am - IP Logged|
There's software that will do what you want but only one state at a time unless you combine all the results of each pick5 game into one large file. Using Excel would required you to do the same which would require a lot of entries by hand. Good luck to you.
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March 30, 2005
|Posted: July 22, 2006, 6:26 pm - IP Logged|
I didn't know this could be done w/ a regular formula like LC23 linked to, but wrote a macro to do a similar thing some time ago. The macro route takes a little more setup work, but it's just a matter of preference.
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September 1, 2003
|Posted: July 22, 2006, 9:23 pm - IP Logged|
Sent you a PM.
Can email you the Excel file.