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how to insert missing dates?

asked 2014-03-12 15:03:51 +0100

o1dnik gravatar image

I copied a table from another source and want to use it in LibreOffice Calc. But I have some dates missing. I need to insert zero values in missing dates to have a calendar view. How to do that?

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How many columns do you have? If you just have dates in sheet1 in Column A and your events in Column B, you can create a new sheet2 first and drag the dates to have a full sequence, then do a lookup to populate the events from sheet1

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answered 2015-06-27 13:21:15 +0100

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Let's say your imported dates are in sheet 1.

On sheet2, across a cell range equivalent to that of sheet1, apply the function:

    IF(Test,Then_value, Otherwise_value)

Test is whether the corresponding cell in sheet1 is empty or not. For that you can use the function:

   CELL(TYPE, Reference of cell in sheet1)

If the cell in sheet1 is blank, CELL() returns "b". If so the Then_value should be "0" or whatever you want. If not so the Otherwise_value should be that of the corresponding cell in sheet1.

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answered 2015-06-27 14:01:49 +0100

pierre-yves samyn gravatar image


You can do this with just Copy & Paste:

  1. Copy the all range, keep it selected,
  2. Type 0 and validate with Alt + Enter (the entire range contains zeros),
  3. Edit Paste special: check Paste All & Skip empty cells
  4. Confirm Yes the warning dialog (You are pasting data into cells that already contain data...)

That's it...


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