Excel 2003 a problem similar to finding first non zero value
by rcgyuk - 3/25/10 4:10 AM
I have a block of data in excel, representing monthly customer sales.
The data is laid out with first 2 columns as customer number and name, and then 36 columns of figures. These columns are headed by the year and month in the format YYYYMM in the first row.
The problem is I need to add a column C to find the first month each customer started trading.
In plain text, I want the formula to find the first entry in the row that isn't zero, then look at row 1 in that column, to return the year and month number for the first time that customer had turnover.
As there are several hundred rows of data, and several sets of data, this is too big to do manually.
Does anyone have a solution to this one ?