I assume that you use Excel 5 or above. Just use PivotTable under the menu Data. Your task is
the basic functioin of it.
Joe Koeniger wrote:
>> Hi, I have a problem with MS Excel. It's hard to explain what I want, so I'll
> give you an example..
>> I have one column with names (most appear more than once), and about 3 columns
> of data:
> A B C D
> 1 Bob Barker 10 20 30
> 2 Forrest Gump 43 54 234
> 3 Bob Barker 32400 344 5432
> 4 Bob Barker 2320 32 3421
> 5 Forrest Gump 32 237 1239
> 6- More names
>> Ok, now I need to sort them by name, add all the totals of the B's, the C's,
> and the D's into the first row with the name (i.e. row 1 with all the totals
> for bob barker, and row two with all the totals for forrest). Then I need to
> delete all the lines for the person _but_ the first one with all the totals.
> So, the final output would be
>> A B C D
> 1 Bob Barker (Total of the three) (Total of the three) (Total of the three)
> 2 Forrest (Total of the three) (Total of the three) (Total of the three)
> 3- More names sorted.
>> Right now I am doing this manually, but I have over 1000 lines in this one
> file, which is about 176k. I also have some files that are over 2 meg, which
> would be impossible for me to do manually.
>> I would _GREATLY_ appreciate any help, and please reply to my e-mail address.
> Either koeniger at mail.ameritel.net or preferrably jkoeniger.paxr at veda.com.>> Thanks,
> Joe Koeniger
>jkoeniger.paxr at veda.com