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# Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

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# Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

Hello,

Any suggestion for an excel formula to derive A2, B2, C2, D2 values.

Eg:

 Category Income A B C D Sal1 11 3 3 3 2

if we divide 11 among 4 columns, 2.75 will result in the 4 cells

But I need the excel formula to get the whole number, next integer(3 for 2.75) in all cells.

Any response will be helpful. Thanks

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# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

This is what I guess you want

`=ROUNDUP(IF(B2=\$B2,\$B2,\$B2-SUM(\$C2:OFFSET(C2,0,-1)))/(SUMPRODUCT(NOT(\$1:\$1=0)*1)-COLUMN(B2)),0)`

Assume that you enter the formula at C2, and copy & paste the formula to the cells you need it.  If later on, you want E, F, G etc., you just need to add the headers and paste the formula.

Eg:

 Category Income A B C D something 6 2 2 1 1 another thing 5 2 1 1 1

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

Remya,

your cell references (A2, B2, ...) can't be correct.

I assume "Category" is in A1 and "2" is in F2.

```=IF(COLUMN()=6,\$B2-SUM(\$C2:\$E2),ROUNDUP(\$B2/4,0))
```

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

Thank you Willy for the response, Sorry if I didn't articulate my problem clearly;

The cells in which I require values are C2,D2,E2,F2

its not required to have values in all cells, if we take 5 as example:

C2 has to take 2

D2 has to take 2

E2 has to take 1

D2 can be blank

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

Hello Detlef,

Sorry I didn't explain it right!

I look for auto population of values in C2,D2,E2 and F2 cells.

and if we the quantity to divide is 5,

I  need to get

C2=2

D2=2

E2=1

F2=0(blank)

best response confirmed by Remya Ramakrishnan (Copper Contributor)
Solution

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

`=MIN(IF(COLUMN()=3,\$B2,\$B2-SUM(\$C2:OFFSET(C2,0,-1))), ROUNDUP(\$B2/(SUMPRODUCT(NOT(\$1:\$1=0)*1)-2),0))`

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

Thank you for the response, I am unable to get the expected results

When I am pasting the formula in C2, it results in circulate reference

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

It is because your sheet keeps my previous version formula.  You may clear C2, D2, E2 and F2.  Then, paste the latest formula to C2.

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

hmm..Thank you  Willy for the support

its solved my issue

Thank you!

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

I need a similar thing with a couple of differences. I need to do the same derive values across variable columns from a number entered into the first column, but i also need to be able to manually override the formula in some cells but have the other cells adjust to the variable.

Example: A1=50, B1:F1 = 10, but if I manually adjust C1 to equal 0, the other 4 cells should auto-adjust to 12.5

The formula should be variable to be copied across 2 cells or 20.

Thoughts?

Allain

allainm@gmail.com

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

I need a similar thing with a couple of differences. I need to do the same derive values across variable columns from a number entered into the first column, but i also need to be able to manually override the formula in some cells but have the other cells adjust to the variable.

Example: A1=50, B1:F1 = 10, but if I manually adjust C1 to equal 0, the other 4 cells should auto-adjust to 12.5

The formula should be variable to be copied across 2 cells or 20.

Thoughts?

Allain

allainm@gmail.com

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

I am so sorry for the late reply.  I am not sure if the following approach suits your needs.

The Formula is

`=\$A\$1/SUMPRODUCT(--(ISFORMULA(\$B\$1:\$F\$1)))`

 A B C D E F 1 50 `=TheFormula` `=TheFormula` `=TheFormula` `=TheFormula` `=TheFormula`

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

Thanks for trying, I couldn't get that formula to work at all.

😞

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

May I have your excel version? Does it have IsFormula Function?

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

I have 2016, I don't know what isFormula function is.

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

Reference : IsFormula Function

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

Willy,
It’s a while since you posted this solution - I’ve successfully used your formula, but would there be a way of adjusting it to set a maximum permissible value? I.e. in your example A, B, C etc could be no greater than 8.

Cheers

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

@Willy Lau Hi Willy,

Thanks a lot for addressing this issue.

I have a similar requirement.

I need to distribute quantities in 1 cell among 12 columns (all months of 2020 for a forecast)

I tried applying your formula, but I just got the same number as in the original cell in the cell containing the formula but fails to distribute it among the rest 11 columns. Please help

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

`(\$1:\$1=0)`

i didnt't understand this thing could you please explain it.@Willy Lau

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

I've been looking all over the internet trying to find a solution to my problem and this post seems to be on the right track but does not quite get to the necessary answer I am looking for.

I need to divide a whole number into 5 columns with a maximum of 3 in each column apart from column 5 which can be the remaining number of whole numbers,

Example: The whole number is 20

Column A 3

Column B 3

Column C 3

Column D 3

Column E 8

Is there a formula that can help me achieve this?

I would be sincerely grateful for any assistance.

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best response confirmed by Remya Ramakrishnan (Copper Contributor)
Solution

# Re: Divide a quantity as whole number among multiple cells

`=MIN(IF(COLUMN()=3,\$B2,\$B2-SUM(\$C2:OFFSET(C2,0,-1))), ROUNDUP(\$B2/(SUMPRODUCT(NOT(\$1:\$1=0)*1)-2),0))`