# Running balance table, monthly/year grid

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#### Sinner

Hi

Data
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column1 column2 column3
1/1/1980 1000 collected
4/1/1981 -500 entered
6/2/1980 200 collected
4/2/1983 -1500 entered
7/2/1982 2100 collected
9/5/1980 -5000 entered
6/3/1980 2000 collected
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I want to list running balances like

1980 1981 1982
Jan (amount) (amount) (amount)
Feb (amount) (amount) (amount)
March (amount) (amount) (amount)
April (amount) (amount) (amount)

Thx.

J

#### Joel

You can do this with a sumproduct formula

Put in row 1 starting in column F the years 1980. Put in Column E the names
of the months starting in Row 2. Make the months names either all 3
characters (Jan, Feb,MAR) or spelled out completely (change MMM below to
MMMM). You have a mixture off both type month names in your data.

Put the following formula in cell F2

=SumProduct(--(year(\$A1:\$A10000)=F\$1),--(\$E2 =
text(\$A1:\$A10000,"MMM")),\$B1:\$B10000)

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#### Sinner

You can do this with a sumproduct formula

Put in row 1 starting in column F the years 1980.  Put in Column E the names
of the months starting in Row 2.  Make the months names either all 3
characters (Jan, Feb,MAR) or spelled out completely (change MMM below to
MMMM).  You have a mixture off both type month names in your data.

Put the following formula in cell F2

=SumProduct(--(year(\$A1:\$A10000)=F\$1),--(\$E2 =
text(\$A1:\$A10000,"MMM")),\$B1:\$B10000)

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Joel with little modification to the ranges, I have the grid.
Thanks : )

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#### Sandy Mann

Joel,

The OP is happy with your solution so this is not meant as a critique.

I had to make your ranges Absolute in Rows as well as Columns to stop them
indexing when I dragged the formula on the fill handle, (ie \$A\$1:\$A10000),
otherwise it missed some data.

Even with only the years 1980 - 1983, with Jan - Dec it took about 5 seconds
to update on my system at every data entry because it was calculating
480,000 times.

It would seem that this is a case where you were right in the ~misc group
(http://tinyurl.com/5lamuk) whereby, as Bob Philips said, VBA *can* be
faster in some instances, although you seemed be making your statement in
~misc general as if VBA was *always* faster.

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Regards,

Sandy

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