I want to create an excel spreadsheet that produces what I've created in the attached file. Problem is, each month, the user will enter a new value for electrical and fuel oil consumption and I want to drop off the oldest value (the 25th month), modify the curves with the new value and without the 25th month. The yellow cells are user input, everything else is to be locked. The print area is set so they can just print the new charts each month. They will not have access to the "calculation" tab, so it can be hidden.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! My name is Brandon and I would be glad to assist you with your issue today. Please note that I am in eastern time (UTC -5:00) and am generally online between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM and some evenings between 7 PM and 11 PM.
So that I understand, you want to take the values from the yellow fields, create a new row on the Calculations tab, remove row 6 and shift up, correct?
Yes, while maintaining the current 24 months on the 2 charts. Also, take the text from Calculations tab F2 and drop it into the top chart title and from L2 into the bottom chart title. btw, I'm in Alaska, so 4 hours behind you...how's the weather?
Was hot the past few days, now rainy.
I assume you wish all of this to take place when a button is pressed, correct?
not sure what you mean by "a button is pressed", do you mean you'd add a "submit" button or something like that? If so, I hadn't thought of that, but yes, exactly - its got to be for someone who has no knowledge of excel; if you have other thought like that I'd definitely like to hear them. Let me give you the background: I'm an energy engineer, working in small, remote Native Alaskan Villages (no roads, fly in or boat in), typically of 75-400 people. I help them reduce energy consumption ($9.00/gallon for fuel oil, $1.00/kWh for electricity!); one of the ways to do that is to monitor the building's energy consumption. They do not have internet access to their public buildings and no ability to automatically upload to one of the standard dashboards that meet this need in the lower 48. So, I want to create a very simple way for them to enter each month's consumption (push a button) and see the trend. If the trend changes, then they go find out why and fix it.
Having said this, some formatting would be great - so it looks more like a web-based dashboard...and I'd be happy to pay for that. Any thoughts?
Are you still working this?
I am still waiting.
It's 3:30am where I am (Alaska), have to turn in for the night, will check my email when I wake up. Thanks.
I'm back online, will be until 7:00 pm EST
Hi Steve - No need to archive the 25th month. Regarding the year, I think it's best that we keep the requirement to add the year because when they initially input data (the first 24 months) a year will be required...not sure how to require it the first time, but not subequently...so lets keep it simple.
Steve - are you still working on this? I still need a solution...
I'm Rachel, and I’m a moderator for this topic. I've been working hard to find a professional to assist you right away, but sometimes finding the right professional can take a little longer than expected. I wonder whether you're ok with continuing to wait for an answer. If you are, please let me know and I will continue my search. If not, feel free to let me know and I will cancel this question for you. Thank you!
I'm OK waiting a day or two longer, as long as someone's doing something...is this question too difficult for your folks? The first guy, Beboo seemed to have it solved, but then he dropped off the face of the earth...can you give me some visibility as to what's actually going on?
Also, can you address the issue that my credit card was charged for this question and it we never resolved one way or the other?
any progress on this?