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# Thread: Show the last letter entered in a cell range say row A2:AA2

1. I think I have confused the power users with the wording on my previous question. I was attempting to get my sheet to show the last letter entered in a row (there will only be "one letter" in any given cell at any time ) say from row A2: AA2 as follows,

ROW A2:AA2= A B C D E F G H I G K L M N O P Q U R S T V W X Y Z ANSWER IN AA2 WOULD = Z

ROW A2:AA25= A B C D E F G H I G ANSWER IN AA26 WOULD = G
and so on.
The purpose of the sheet is to keep track of the many updates to the many drawings in our office at a glance in one column without having to scroll through a large list that is 24 cells wide some being updated only twice (C) and others at update Y at times.

[ This Message was edited by: rmtaylor on 2002-04-12 14:20 ]

[ This Message was edited by: rmtaylor on 2002-04-12 14:36 ]

[ This Message was edited by: rmtaylor on 2002-04-12 14:38 ]

2. in a26 type =char(max(code(a1:a25))) and INSTEAD of pressing enter, hit shift-ctrl-enter. this will place brackets around the formula. adjust as needed. the formula will display the highest letter.

3. On 2002-04-12 14:18, rmtaylor wrote:
I think I have confused the power users with the wording on my previous question. I was attempting to get my sheet to show the last letter entered in a row (there will only be "one letter" in any given cell at any time ) say from row A2: A25 as follows,

ROW A2:A25= A B C D E F G H I G K L M N O P Q U R S T V W X Y Z ANSWER IN A26 WOULD = Z

ROW B2:B25= A B C D E F G H I G ANSWER IN B26 WOULD = G
and so on.
The purpose of the sheet is to keep track of the many updates to the many drawings in our office at a glance in one column without having to scroll through a large list that is 24 cells wide some being updated only twice (C) and others at update Y at times.

[ This Message was edited by: rmtaylor on 2002-04-12 14:20 ]

Just use:

=INDEX(A2:A25,MATCH(REPT("z",15),A2:A25))

=INDEX(B2:B25,MATCH(REPT("z",15),B2:B25))

These formulas will also work for data arranged columnwise, that is, in a row. Just adjust to suit.

[ This Message was edited by: Aladin Akyurek on 2002-04-12 14:44 ]

[ This Message was edited by: Aladin Akyurek on 2002-04-12 14:45 ]

[ This Message was edited by: Aladin Akyurek on 2002-04-12 14:58 ]

4. Another option isto paste this formula in cell A26 and drag it to cell B26

it does not need to be aray entered.
It will not work if you have blank cells between data entered.

HTH

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