Excel solver

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I need to use solver (or something similar) to calculate a certain value. However my dataset contains over 90 000 entries and using solver will take too long. Is there perhaps an alternative I can use?

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@Janaleroux 

Define and solve a problem by using Solver

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Solver is a Microsoft Excel add-in program you can use for what-if analysis. Use Solver to find an optimal (maximum or minimum) value for a formula in one cell — called the objective cell — subject to constraints, or limits, on the values of other formula cells on a worksheet. Solver works with a group of cells, called decision variables or simply variable cells that are used in computing the formulas in the objective and constraint cells. Solver adjusts the values in the decision variable cells to satisfy the limits on constraint cells and produce the result you want for the objective cell.

Put simply, you can use Solver to determine the maximum or minimum value of one cell by changing other cells. For example, you can change the amount of your projected advertising budget and see the effect on your projected profit amount.

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I would be happy to know if I could help.

 

Nikolino

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