What if I told you that you could make your spreadsheets more powerful? What if I told you that the power of Excel is powerless without knowing a few tricks and tips to help improve your efficiency? Would you take me up on my offer? Of course, who wouldn’t want to be able to do more with less time in these busy days. This blog post will focus on list indices must be integers which will allow us to create some great formulas for our spreadsheet needs.
list indices must be integers – What does this mean?
list indices must be numbers, not text. If your column header is “fruit,” then the number of fruit you have in that spreadsheet should correspond to the order from A=Apple to Z=Zebraapple. Example: Apple(A), Banana (B) and Kiwi (K). Anything out of place will throw off our formulas!
what are some other tips for using lists efficiently? One thing we can do with these lists is convert them into a table so they’re easier to read. To do this select cells B11 through K13 and go up to Table on the top toolbar menu, choose any layout style you want like ‘Table Stylistic 11’ and click OK.
list indices must be integers, not text – what does this mean?
list indices must be numbers instead of words like “apple” or “banana.” The first number should correspond to the order from A=Apple to Z=Zebraapple for example: Apple(A), Banana (B) and Kiwi (K). If these numbers are not in order then our formula will give us incorrect results!
what is a simple way we can use formulas with lists efficiently? One thing that we can do with these lists is convert them into a table so they’re easier to read. To do this select cells B11 through K13 and go up to Table on top toolbar menu and choose any layout style you want like ‘Table Stylistic 11’ and click OK.
The first column of the list should contain a letter and each row after that will correspond to another list item.
Now we can write formulas in cells B12 through K14 using the data from columns A and C with =OFFSET(SheetA!$B$11, Sheets(“Table”)!C27-C26+Range(“D”&NextRow()), “A”), =OFFSET(SheetA!$F$11, Sheets(“Table”)!H27-H26+Range(“E”&NextRow()), “B”), etc. This means for every index (letter) in cell A20 there’s an equivalent number value calculated by our formula which is then highlighted on Sheet Table
Now type in the numbers for list items A through J and notice how they’re automatically highlighted on Sheet Table.
A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
0 – 50 0-50 0-100 100-150 150-200 200+ 500-1000 1000+ 10000+ 15000+ 25000+ 1000000 1400000 17999999 99999988 98765543 1877170904 1876787557 8906259849 8765432199 18876567433 1576852286 1303164101 1111111111 1111111223333333333 1234 1234567890 12324
0 0 50 100 150 200 500 1000 10000 15000 25000 1000000 1400000 17999999 99999988 98765543 1877170904 1876787557 8906259849 8765432199 18876567433 1576852286 1303164101 1111111111 1111111223333333333 1234 1234567890 1232456
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list indices must be integers
column one has “A” as the index, which is an integer
if we change this to a string instead of an integer, it doesn’t work and gives us errors in Python
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