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Multiple indexs in one cell formula

by Slasher / September 3, 2005 10:52 PM PDT

I'm trying to do a Invoice thing where it calles information from a database of addresses. The basic way of doing this is

=INDEX(Addresses,$M$1,7)

But is there any way of having more than one index in one cell?

e.g. =INDEX(Addresses,$M$1,7)INDEX(Addresses,$M$1,6)

^^that doesn't work but you get the idea.I've tried putting each index in it's own brackets and putting a comma after each one, but neither methods are successful. Any ideas? btw I use Excel 2002.

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(NT) (NT) Sorry, I don't get the idea. Please elaborate.
by Kees Bakker / September 4, 2005 12:29 AM PDT
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explanation...
by Slasher / September 4, 2005 1:12 AM PDT

ok. say if you had a database and two of the fields were "title" (like Mr. Mrs.) and "Surname" (like Smith). I wanted a cell on the Invoice to have the name of the person it was going to be sent to (e.g. Mr. Smith). To do that I would need to have 2 index formulas in the same cell. How do you do that?

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Use the string concatenation operator in between.
by Kees Bakker / September 4, 2005 5:25 AM PDT
In reply to: explanation...

It's &.

So "A" & "B" = "AB".
And "Mr." & " " & "Smith" is "Mr. Smith" (note the space, which is a character on its own.

So your formula is something like =index(...) & " " & index (...). Easy enough, once you know it.

It's like: how do I get to sqrt (sqare roots) in a formula. Use the + or - then (that's a numerical operator, used between numbers):
=sqrt(5)-sqrt(5) will be approximately 0.

Hope this helps.


Kees

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(NT) (NT) thank you it works perfectly! :)
by Slasher / September 4, 2005 4:17 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) You're welcome.
by Kees Bakker / September 4, 2005 5:12 PM PDT
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