can tthis countdown be done

Acehole

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hello,
trying to count down from a number in a cell, C3 for exmaple, this will contain a random number.
i want excel to see this number then populate the rest of the cells c4 c5 c6 etc with the number decreasing.
so c3 will be 25 c4 will be 24 c5 will be 23 until it gets to 1
can this be done ?

regards

acehole
 

MickG

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One way:-
Code:
[COLOR="Navy"]Sub[/COLOR] MG20Mar52
[COLOR="Navy"]Dim[/COLOR] Tem [COLOR="Navy"]As[/COLOR] [COLOR="Navy"]Integer[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Navy"]With[/COLOR] Range("C3")
    Tem = .value
    .value = 1
    .AutoFill Destination:=Range("C3").Resize(Tem), Type:=xlFillSeries
    .Resize(Tem).Sort Range("C3"), xlDescending
[COLOR="Navy"]End[/COLOR] [COLOR="Navy"]With[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Navy"]End[/COLOR] [COLOR="Navy"]Sub[/COLOR]
Regards Mick
 

Acehole

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Wow,
that works a treat as I suspected the forum would come up with the goods,
final question if possible
i have the numbers now counting down in cell c3 onwards
the cells a3 and b3 have information I would like to copy down to the last number in cell c
so it would look like this
a3. B3. C3


1234. 5. 25
1233. 5. 24
1234. 5. 23


cells a and b will not increase or decrease in value just need to copy down


thanks for the help
Acehole
 

MickG

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If you're referring to my code then try this:-

Code:
[COLOR="Navy"]Sub[/COLOR] MG20Mar43
[COLOR="Navy"]Dim[/COLOR] Tem [COLOR="Navy"]As[/COLOR] [COLOR="Navy"]Integer[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Navy"]With[/COLOR] Range("C3")
    Tem = .value
    .value = 1
    .AutoFill Destination:=Range("C3").Resize(Tem), Type:=xlFillSeries
    .Resize(Tem).Sort Range("C3"), xlDescending
    Range("A3:B3").Resize(Tem).value = .Offset(, -2).Resize(, 2).value
[COLOR="Navy"]End[/COLOR] [COLOR="Navy"]With[/COLOR]
[COLOR="Navy"]End[/COLOR] [COLOR="Navy"]Sub[/COLOR]
Regards Mick
 

Acehole

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Hi mick thank you for the replies
i am trying your formula now but can't get it to work, being a novice I guess I am putting the code in the wrong place?
any suggestions
thanks
acehole
 

Acehole

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hi Mick,
when your code runs i get this error message come up on this line

.AutoFill Destination:=Range("C3").Resize(Tem), Type:=xlFillSeries

looks like it fills the numbers down but not the columns a and b and their infomation

regards
acehole
 

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