Difference between last column in a table and another column

Spiru

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Hi guys,

Could you please help with any ideas with the below problem that I have?

I would like to calculate in the column where it says "Variance" the difference between last column where it finds values and the column before it (April -March). I have added in cell G1 a dropdown list (bold) with the months and I was thinking to use this cell in an If function..but I don't know how

April
JanuaryFebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneVariance
10325476
13437644

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Thank a lot in advance
 

sheetspread

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<b>Excel 2010</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: rgb(218,231,245)" /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);text-align: center;color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th></th><th>A</th><th>B</th><th>C</th><th>D</th><th>E</th><th>F</th><th>G</th><th>H</th><th>I</th><th>J</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">1</td><td style=";">anuary</td><td style=";">February</td><td style=";">March</td><td style=";">April</td><td style=";">May</td><td style=";">June</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style=";">Variance</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">10</td><td style="text-align: right;;">32</td><td style="text-align: right;;">54</td><td style="text-align: right;;">76</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">22</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">13</td><td style="text-align: right;;">43</td><td style="text-align: right;;">76</td><td style="text-align: right;;">44</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">-32</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:5.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid rgb(187,187,187);border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">Sheet18</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: rgb(255,255,255)" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">J2</th><td style="text-align:left">=INDEX(<font color="Blue">$A2:$F2,MATCH(<font color="Red">9.99999999999999E+26,$A2:$F2,1</font>)</font>)-INDEX(<font color="Blue">$A2:$F2,MATCH(<font color="Red">9.99999999999999E+26,$A2:$F2,1</font>)-1</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />

If you want to choose which month then change the match lookup term to the cell reference, the match range to the months row section, and the type to 0.
 
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Spiru

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Thanks a lot it works! :) But I couldn't manage to change the formula in order to work with the month.
 

Spiru

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the formula seems to work in some cells in my excel file but for my table it doesn't. In the table I have formulas witch populate the cells with numbers. I have tried to change the format in my columns to numbers, general, accounting or even text but the formula still doesn't work. Any idea why? Thanks a lot for your help
 

Spiru

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it looks like the formula doesn't work because of the formulas that I have in column E (May)...although vlookup brings 0. Maybe using the month from the dropdown list like I said in my first post would make it work?
 
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sheetspread

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This one goes by the month in I1:

<b>Excel 2010</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border: 1px solid;border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><colgroup><col width="25px" style="background-color: rgb(218,231,245)" /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /><col /></colgroup><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);text-align: center;color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th></th><th>A</th><th>B</th><th>C</th><th>D</th><th>E</th><th>F</th><th>G</th><th>H</th><th>I</th><th>J</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">1</td><td style=";">January</td><td style=";">February</td><td style=";">March</td><td style=";">April</td><td style=";">May</td><td style=";">June</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style=";">April</td><td style=";">Variance</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">2</td><td style="text-align: right;;">10</td><td style="text-align: right;;">32</td><td style="text-align: right;;">54</td><td style="text-align: right;;">76</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">22</td></tr><tr ><td style="color: rgb(22,17,32);text-align: center;">3</td><td style="text-align: right;;">13</td><td style="text-align: right;;">43</td><td style="text-align: right;;">76</td><td style="text-align: right;;">44</td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;"></td><td style="text-align: right;;">-32</td></tr></tbody></table><p style="width:5.6em;font-weight:bold;margin:0;padding:0.2em 0.6em 0.2em 0.5em;border: 1px solid rgb(187,187,187);border-top:none;text-align: center;background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">Sheet18</p><br /><br /><table width="85%" cellpadding="2.5px" rules="all" style=";border: 2px solid black;border-collapse:collapse;padding: 0.4em;background-color: rgb(255,255,255)" ><tr><td style="padding:6px" ><b>Worksheet Formulas</b><table cellpadding="2.5px" width="100%" rules="all" style="border: 1px solid;text-align:center;background-color: rgb(255,255,255);border-collapse: collapse; border-color: rgb(187,187,187)"><thead><tr style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)"><th width="10px">Cell</th><th style="text-align:left;padding-left:5px;">Formula</th></tr></thead><tbody><tr><th width="10px" style=" background-color: rgb(218,231,245);color: rgb(22,17,32)">J2</th><td style="text-align:left">=HLOOKUP(<font color="Blue">$I$1,$A$1:$F$3,ROW(<font color="Red">A2</font>),0</font>)-INDEX(<font color="Blue">$A2:$F2,MATCH(<font color="Red">$I$1,$A$1:$F$1,0</font>)-1</font>)</td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></table><br />
 
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