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How to repeat a rows a number of times based in cell value [closed]

asked 2013-12-10 22:01:41 +0200

vascoasv gravatar image

Hi I need something like this Original spreadsheet name group quantity John A 3 Mary B 2 Peter C 2 Bob A 4 total 11

Processed spreadsheet name group quantity of John A 1 3 John A 2 3 John A 3 3 Mary B 1 2 Mary B 2 2 Peter C 1 2 Peter C 2 2 Bob A 1 4 Bob A 2 4 Bob A 3 4 Bob A 4 4 Total 11

Any Ideas?

Regards Antonio

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answered 2013-12-13 03:22:20 +0200

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Antonio -- I know fairly little about writing macros for LO, but I felt challenged and wrote out the "logic" for a program that I believe would (if converted into executable code) produce exactly what you want. It is written on a Calc SS. If it's of any use to you, let me know, and suggest a way to get it to you (can attachments be posted here?; or an email address) and I'll send it.

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answered 2013-12-10 22:50:55 +0200

m.a.riosv gravatar image

Hi Antonio, if you can explain better what you achieve and how are your data disposed.
To get data in different lines add a couple of spaces at the end of line plus enter.

I think Menu/Data/Subtotal or Menu/Data/Pivot table could help.

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