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Ultimate Geek

# 127105 30-Jul-2013 10:28
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Hi there,

In Office Excel 2013 -
If I make a list of five statements, each in a separate cell but within the same column, in another cell how can I get Excel to randomly select
three of those statements? Not sure how to write the =RAND() equation.

Any help will be much appreciated,

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Master Geek

  # 868378 30-Jul-2013 11:12
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Just tested this in Excel 2010, so it probably should work in 2013.

For cells in column A in rows 1 to 13, to pick a single value:

The random cell chosen will update every time the sheet recalculates, so you may need to disable auto-recalculation for the sheet if you require the random value chosen to stay static.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 868381 30-Jul-2013 11:19
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I got something similar (but only to 5 rows)


Edit: I like littleheads better I think


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Master Geek
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  # 868382 30-Jul-2013 11:20
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This should get you started

So you have 5 statements


Use the above link to get your 3 random statements.

For D1   =CONCATENATE(C1,C2,C3) to put the statements in the one cell.

You could hide the B and C columns

I hope this is what you intended.


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