Calculate number columns (quarters) that takes a value to change from - to +

Jqarga

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Dec 20, 2018
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Hello guys,

This query is quite specific to a model I'm putting in place but I hope you can provide me with a solution to make it work.

With the table below, I'm trying to come up with a formula that gives me the avg number of quarters that takes a balance to switch from negative to positive. How can I accomplish that?

Any suggestion would be much appreciated. Many thanks!

Entity/Q2017Q12017Q22017Q32017Q42018Q1No.Q (AVG) takes a - balance to be positive (results expected)Formula?
Entity 21,3891,6193,4391,2415,000-
Entity 3-44,0005,0006,0001
Entity 4-500,000-43,377-39,58910,50010,8003
Entity 6-10,700-2,1875,78418,00720,5002
Entity 7-1,145256-1,144-1502501.5
 

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jasonb75

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Joined
Dec 30, 2008
Messages
13,528
Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
See if this does what you need, I haven't tested it beyond your sample

Book1
ABCDEFGH
1Entity/Q2017Q12017Q22017Q32017Q42018Q1No.Q (AVG) takes a - balance to be positive (results expected)Formula?
2Entity 21,3891,6193,4391,2415,000--
3Entity 3-44,0005,0006,00011.00
4Entity 4-500,000-43,377-39,58910,50010,80033.00
5Entity 6-10,700-2,1875,78418,00720,50022.00
6Entity 7-1,145256-1,144-1502501.51.50
Sheet3
Cell Formulas
RangeFormula
H2:H6H2=IFERROR(AVERAGE(IFERROR(1/(1/FREQUENCY(IF(B2:F2<0,COLUMN(B2:F2)),IF(B2:F2>0,COLUMN(B2:F2)))),"")),"-")
Press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER to enter array formulas.
 

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