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Topic # 84630 3-Jun-2011 16:23
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I have extracted some data, which is text information with a unique key.  In some (or most) circumstances the data is formatted on different lines with the same unique key. 

To keep fidelity of the format it was extracted, I want to add a sequential number, restarting when the unique key changes.  Any ideas?

A12  SWITCH: TEMPERATURE
A12  Model 123
A12  Supplier: Acme
B21  Gasket
C54  SWITCH: TEMPERATURE
C54  Model 124
C54  Supplier: Acme
D66  Blah

A12  1 SWITCH: TEMPERATURE
A12  2 Model 123
A12  3 Supplier: Acme
B21  1 Gasket
C54  1 SWITCH: TEMPERATURE
C54  2 Model 124
C54  3 Supplier: Acme
D66  1 Blah

Any ideas?





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  Reply # 477505 3-Jun-2011 16:34
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A12    1                                   SWITCH: TEMPERATURE
A12    =IF(A2=A3,1+B2,1)         Model 123
A12    =IF(A3=A4,1+B3,1)         Supplier: Acme
B21    =IF(A4=A5,1+B4,1)         Gasket
C54    =IF(A5=A6,1+B5,1)         SWITCH: TEMPERATURE
C54    =IF(A6=A7,1+B6,1)         Model 124
C54    =IF(A7=A8,1+B7,1)         Supplier: Acme
D66    =IF(A8=A9,1+B8,1)         Blah



This might work for you...



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  Reply # 477508 3-Jun-2011 16:39
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Worked a treat... thanks my brain is Friiiied

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