# adding a column to reflect position of a score

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#### zeekmcphee

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Hi all,
My spreadsheet has a block of rows divided by an empty row,each block representing a student record.The blocks are of varying length i.e the records are split up into groups.,and it documents students maths marks over a given time.Here is an example.What I would like to do is add another column(perhaps bewteen week and score columns)
that gives the position of the student in that record

name year level week score
jill evans 5 2 10 56
jill evans 5 2 11 49
jill evans 5 2 12 77
jill evans 5 2 13 84
empty empty empty empty empty
john ellis 3 4 10 45
john ellis 3 4 11 54
john ellis 3 4 12 54
john ellis 3 4 13 29
john ellis 3 4 14 66
empty empty empty empty empty
phil simm 4 6 10 89
phil simm 4 6 11 76
phil simm 4 6 12 41
phil simm 4 6 13 41
phil simm 4 6 14 56
phil simm 4 6 15 59
phil simm 4 6 16 61
phil simm 4 6 17 61

to this
name year level week position score
jill evans 5 2 11 1 49
jill evans 5 2 10 2 56
jill evans 5 2 12 3 77
jill evans 5 2 13 4 84
empty empty empty empty empty empty
john ellis 3 4 13 1 29
john ellis 3 4 10 2 45
john ellis 3 4 11 3 54 joint third here
john ellis 3 4 12 3 54
john ellis 3 4 14 4 66
empty empty empty empty empty empty
phil simm 4 6 12 1 41 joint top and 4th here
phil simm 4 6 13 1 41
phil simm 4 6 14 2 56
phil simm 4 6 15 3 59
phil simm 4 6 16 4 61
phil simm 4 6 17 4 61
phil simm 4 6 11 5 76
phil simm 4 6 10 6 89

So the position column reflects the new position of the score after the sort.
If two scores are the same then that will be a joint position,as with John Ellis joint 4th with tow sets of 54 and phil simm who has a joint 1st and 4th.
Hope this nakes sense.Any help much appreciated
regardsZM

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