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need to know how to count skips in a column want to count skips each time i update it.






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This formula, adjusted for the correct top and bottom row, will count empty cells..



However, I want to ask what the nature of this spreadsheet is (if you don't mind): In general, even though it might make reading a spreadsheet easier for the human user, that kind of arrangement of data should be saved for the output or reporting end of things. Having empty rows (or empty cells in a column) of data to be processed in some way or other can make the work that Excel has to do more problematic, potentially more error prone.


what i wanted it to do is number the skips 1234 then skip@mathetes hits then count and number the skips.




the nature of the spreadsheet is if(or function. it tells me how often a number hits and skips b fore it hits again.


To count the number of skips in a column, you can use a formula that counts the number of blank cells in that column. In Google Sheets, the formula to use is =COUNTBLANK(range), where range is the range of cells you want to count the blank cells in. For example, if your column is A and you want to count the blank cells in A1:A100, the formula would be =COUNTBLANK(A1:A100).

You can also use conditional counting formula like =COUNTIF(A1:A100,"") if you want to only count blank cells.

You can then set up a script or macro to automatically update the count each time the column is updated. Read more...



Not sure if that's what you want.
Assume you will have another column to number the skips.
The first cell of the column will be =IF(O4="",1,"")
The second cell of the column will be =IF(O5="",MAX($P$4:P4)+1,"")
Just fix the first cell in the max function range and don't fix the end cell of the range.

Sure! To create a solution that tracks how often a number hits and the skips before it hits again, you'll need a spreadsheet setup that involves a few steps. Here's a simple approach to achieve this:

List Your Numbers: First, you'll need a column where you list the numbers you're tracking. Let's say this is Column A.

Track Hits: In Column B, you'll track each occurrence of the number. You can mark a hit with a 1 or any identifier you choose.

Calculate Skips: In Column C, you'll calculate the number of skips before the number hits again.

Here's a basic formula you can use in Excel or Google Sheets. Assuming you start from row 2:

In Cell B2, you could input =IF(A2=YourNumber,1,0). Replace YourNumber with the specific number you're tracking. This formula checks if the cell in Column A is the number you're tracking and marks it as a hit (1) if it is.

In Cell C2, input =IF(B2=1,0,C1+1). This formula checks if there's a hit in Column B. If there is, it resets the skip count to 0. If there isn't, it adds 1 to the previous skip count.

Copy these formulas down the respective columns for as many rows as you have data.

This setup will give you a simple way to see how often a number hits and the number of skips between hits. Adjust the formulas as needed based on your specific requirements and data structure. Must see I have used table for Lunchtime 2 hot numbers for todayReadmore...

@Steve305 what i need help on is Dan a onstructor in iowa his formula worked finebut microsoft wiped it for me =if(or(B$2=$B1,$C2=H$1,$D2=H$1),H$1,"") this gave me skips between hits,now of course pronlems it worked for F-5 i am missing something?

the nature of the spreadsheet is if(or function. it tells me how often a number hits and skips b fore it hits again