VLOOKUP example
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Demonstration of how to expand a quantity into a similar number of rows.
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Change any of the "quantity" fields (in pale blue) and observe the result in the lower section. (You'll probably need to make your own copy of the spreadsheet first.)
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For example, if you specify 0 ponies and three lollipops, you will get three lollipop rows (and no ponies).
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How it works:
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The "indexing" column is the cumulative sum of the items so far. We use the indexing field as the search
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term for a VLOOKUP in the results section. (Note that in a real example, INDEXING could be a hidden column.)
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INPUT
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QUANTITYINDEXINGITEMSKU
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20ponya123
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22lollipopa332
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34rainbowa654
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27fairya874
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09greatb234
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19kindb52
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210generousb622
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total:12
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RESULTS
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ITEMDESCRIPTIONSKU
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1ponya123
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2ponya123
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3lollipopa332
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4lollipopa332
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5rainbowa654
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6rainbowa654
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7rainbowa654
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8fairya874
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9fairya874
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10kindb52
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11generousb622
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12generousb622
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