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From: Darren on 1 Jun 2010 03:21 I have a list of names in column A with numerical values in column B Example: A B Alan 1234 Darren 2433 Tammi 2055 Carol 1999 Rose 2001 Reese 2411 Is it possible to equally split the list into 2 columns so that the number totals (B) are the same (or as near as)?
From: Jacob Skaria on 1 Jun 2010 03:30 Sort the list by ColB and assign subsequent rows to each set. -- Jacob (MVP - Excel) "Darren" wrote: > I have a list of names in column A with numerical values in column B > > Example: > A B > Alan 1234 > Darren 2433 > Tammi 2055 > Carol 1999 > Rose 2001 > Reese 2411 > > Is it possible to equally split the list into 2 columns so that the number > totals (B) are the same (or as near as)?
From: Darren on 1 Jun 2010 04:08 Thanks for the reply Jacob. The problem I have is that the actual list is over 200 names. The sort bit I can do (highest to lowest). When you say assign subsequent rows, do you mean manually drag every other name and number to 2 new column sets? I was really hoping for something that would do this for me. The list of names isn't constant. it changes from month to month, as do the values of column B "Jacob Skaria" wrote: > Sort the list by ColB and assign subsequent rows to each set. > > -- > Jacob (MVP - Excel) > > > "Darren" wrote: > > > I have a list of names in column A with numerical values in column B > > > > Example: > > A B > > Alan 1234 > > Darren 2433 > > Tammi 2055 > > Carol 1999 > > Rose 2001 > > Reese 2411 > > > > Is it possible to equally split the list into 2 columns so that the number > > totals (B) are the same (or as near as)?
From: Darren on 1 Jun 2010 04:17 Doing it as I presume you mean I have 2 totals. The values are 52,898 and 52,488. As you can see there is a considerable difference between the 2. I want them to be as close as possible to eachother. "Darren" wrote: > Thanks for the reply Jacob. The problem I have is that the actual list is > over 200 names. The sort bit I can do (highest to lowest). When you say > assign subsequent rows, do you mean manually drag every other name and number > to 2 new column sets? I was really hoping for something that would do this > for me. The list of names isn't constant. it changes from month to month, as > do the values of column B > > "Jacob Skaria" wrote: > > > Sort the list by ColB and assign subsequent rows to each set. > > > > -- > > Jacob (MVP - Excel) > > > > > > "Darren" wrote: > > > > > I have a list of names in column A with numerical values in column B > > > > > > Example: > > > A B > > > Alan 1234 > > > Darren 2433 > > > Tammi 2055 > > > Carol 1999 > > > Rose 2001 > > > Reese 2411 > > > > > > Is it possible to equally split the list into 2 columns so that the number > > > totals (B) are the same (or as near as)?
From: Darren on 1 Jun 2010 04:57
Sorry for so many replies. What I can't do is generate the lists manually. Straight away I'd be accused of 'team fixing'. I need the teams to be as equal as possible but randomly generated. That way, if there's a query, I can show that I had no input in the lists. "Darren" wrote: > Doing it as I presume you mean I have 2 totals. The values are 52,898 and > 52,488. As you can see there is a considerable difference between the 2. I > want them to be as close as possible to eachother. > > "Darren" wrote: > > > Thanks for the reply Jacob. The problem I have is that the actual list is > > over 200 names. The sort bit I can do (highest to lowest). When you say > > assign subsequent rows, do you mean manually drag every other name and number > > to 2 new column sets? I was really hoping for something that would do this > > for me. The list of names isn't constant. it changes from month to month, as > > do the values of column B > > > > "Jacob Skaria" wrote: > > > > > Sort the list by ColB and assign subsequent rows to each set. > > > > > > -- > > > Jacob (MVP - Excel) > > > > > > > > > "Darren" wrote: > > > > > > > I have a list of names in column A with numerical values in column B > > > > > > > > Example: > > > > A B > > > > Alan 1234 > > > > Darren 2433 > > > > Tammi 2055 > > > > Carol 1999 > > > > Rose 2001 > > > > Reese 2411 > > > > > > > > Is it possible to equally split the list into 2 columns so that the number > > > > totals (B) are the same (or as near as)? |